Kenosha (July 5, 20009)
The Durkee Mansion

Ten acres on the lake acquisitioned by "a champion of the working man," the famous Wisconsin progressive Senator Charles Durkee (1854-60), later governor of the Utah territory. The house was built in 1861; he lived here for just four years, and in 1871 it became a school for Episcopalian girls (called Kemper Hall, it closed in 1975).

July 5, 2009