The Yawkey House Museum
The Cyrus and Alice Yawkey house, a 1900/1901 Classical Revival styled house, was designed by Milwaukee architects Van Ryn and de Gelleke. In 1907 the Yawkeys hired architect George W. Maher to remodel and add to the house. The private home was donated to the Historical Society in 1954 by their only child, Leigh and her three daughters. A recent fundraising effort enabled a multi-million dollar renovation to be completed in the spring of 2008. The first and second floors of the home, the carriage house and the formal gardens have been returned to their original splendor. The Yawkey House is a fine example of a wealthy lumberman’s house between the years 1908–1915. It features beautiful stained glass windows, art glass lighting fixtures and many original Yawkey furnishings. A small entrance fee is charged for non-members of the Society. The house, which was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1974, is open year round. The formal garden, complete with pergola, pond and fountain is open to the public from April to October. The garden is the site for many weddings during those months.
Hours of Operation
Open Tues-Thurs 9am-4:30pm, Sat-Sun 1-4:30pm.
I39 to Bridge Street Exit. East on Bridge Street to 5th Street. Right on 5th Street to McIndoe. Right on McIndoe.
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