Saxonia House

Saxonia House (HMWIT)

Location: Fredonia, WI 53021 Washington County
Country: United States of America

N 43° 29.884', W 88° 3.399'

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Fillmore, Wisconsin

The Saxonia House, a 72-foot by 32-foot rare example of German fachwerkbau (half-timber construction) architecture, is one of the largest buildings of its kind in Wisconsin. In November 1855 the new structure was christened as a brewery, a residence for the brewer's family, a social hall, and an inn serving travelers and new settlers building their own residences in the township. Located on the outskirts of the Village of Fillmore, it was part of an 89-acre tract called "Spring Brook Farm."

Saxonia House was erected by Ernst Klessig, a brewer, who also built an adjacent brewery. The aging "cellar," a large cave dug into a small hill with a huge stone entrance arch, still exists south of the house.

The Town of Farmington Turn-Verein Association, later called Turners, was organized here and held meetings in the building until 1867. Saxonia House also housed the local Post Office for several years.

Landmarks Commission
Washington County, Wisconsin
Marker Number99-001
Year Placed2000
Placed ByWashington County Landmarks Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, September 12th, 2014 at 9:33pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 414572 N 4816668
Decimal Degrees43.49806667, -88.05665000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 29.884', W 88° 3.399'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 29' 53.04" N, 88° 3' 23.94" W
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Area Code(s)262, 920
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 101-499 Co Hwy H, Fredonia WI 53021, US
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