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Emily Thompson House

EMILY THOMPSON HOUSE CIRCA 1872 Emily Torstensenseim immigrated to the United States from Norway with her parents at the age of four. When she grew up she married a fellow Norwegian immigrant, Ole ...

EMILY THOMPSON HOUSE

CIRCA 1872

Emily Torstensenseim immigrated to the United States from Norway with her parents at the age of four. When she grew up she married a fellow Norwegian immigrant, Ole Thompson, who became a successful hotelier and grocer. Shortly after his death, his widow built this cream brick house for herself and her four children. It is a surviving and distinguished example of the smaller houses built in the first decades of Madison's history, many of which have been lost to the "March of Progress." 

DESIGNATED OCTOBER 15, 2002

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Attribution credit: Chali Pittman

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