You are here

Quivey’s Grove (John Mann House)

-A A +A
1856. 6261 Nesbitt Rd.

Set in a grove of walnut trees, the former John Mann House is one of the finest sandstone farmhouses in Dane County. Mann came to Wisconsin from Ostego County, New York, in 1850 and for a time operated a livery service in Madison. In 1856, he bought this 130-acre farm and erected this Italianate house made of sandstone from a neighbor’s quarry, a stone barn, and two stone outbuildings. The house is a two-story cube with a one-and-a-half-story wing. Unusually tall windows pierce the eighteen-inch-thick walls, giving the house a vertical emphasis. Scroll brackets and pendants embellish the deep overhang of the hipped roof. Inside, on the first story are the original hemlock floors, maple banister, and newel post. In the barn, both the double-door entrance and the heavy hand-hewn structural timbers are original as well. The house now serves as a restaurant, and the stone barn has been converted into a taproom.

Writing Credits

Author: 
Marsha Weisiger et al.
×

Data

What's Nearby

Citation

Marsha Weisiger et al., "Quivey’s Grove (John Mann House)", [Fitchburg, Wisconsin], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/WI-01-DA56.

Print Source

Buildings of Wisconsin

Buildings of Wisconsin, Marsha Weisiger and contributors. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2017, 471-471.

If SAH Archipedia has been useful to you, please consider supporting it.

SAH Archipedia tells the story of the United States through its buildings, landscapes, and cities. This freely available resource empowers the public with authoritative knowledge that deepens their understanding and appreciation of the built environment. But the Society of Architectural Historians, which created SAH Archipedia with University of Virginia Press, needs your support to maintain the high-caliber research, writing, photography, cartography, editing, design, and programming that make SAH Archipedia a trusted online resource available to all who value the history of place, heritage tourism, and learning.

, ,