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Designed as an architectural showplace, Hearthstone was built between 1881 and 1882 for Henry J. Rogers, a prominent Appleton businessman. On September 30, 1882, it became the first residence in the world to be lighted by a centrally located hydroelectric station using the Edison system.

Years later, Hearthstone remains one of the Fox Valley's most distinguished historical and architectural landmarks. The original Thomas A. Edison light fixtures and period electroliers are still in use today. Intricate interior woodwork hand carved from native Wisconsin woods. Nine charming fireplaces surrounded by imported Minton tiles, and exquisite stained glass windows add to the elegance of this splendid Eastlake mansion.

Location: 625 W Prospect Ave, Appleton Wisconsin 54911 Telephone 920-730-8204

Other History nearby:
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(Kaukauna) Charles A. Grignon Mansion
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(Elkhart Lake) Elkhart Lake Depot Museum
(Appleton) Fox Cities Children's Museum
(Green Bay) Hazelwood Historic House Museum

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