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Green Home

1108 Western Ave




1108 Western Ave.

Built by John Richards in 1869 at the time of his daughter Mary Alice's marriage to Lewis Cass Green.


Cass Green was the first regularly appointed mail carrier in Watertown. Mary Green's father, John Richards, was an important early pioneer attorney and builder of the Octagon House.



04 07 The 81st birthday anniversary of our pioneer resident, Mrs. Eliza Richards, was appropriately observed Saturday afternoon at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Mary A. Green, 1108 Western Avenue, where was gathered a number of her lady friends, all old settlers. A very pleasant time was passed and many interesting happenings of early days in Watertown recounted.


Eliza Richards (1816 1902). Wife of John Richards, builder and owner of the Octagon House.



Mary Alice Green, center





Cross References:

Buried in Oak Hill Cemetery: Lewis Cass Green and Mary Alice Green:

Green, Lewis Cass, b. 1842, d. 1895, Co D 16th Wis Inf

Green, Mary Alice, b. 1848, d. 1936

Architecture and History Inventory record on this house.

Evelyn Ruddick Rose, Our Heritage of Homes, (Watertown Historical Society, 1980), pp. 66.

Watertown Daily Times, Aug. 6, 1936.




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