George F. Wright Log House

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Record 12/261
Copyright Oshkosh Public Museum
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Collection Dr. Willard H. Titus
Copyright Oshkosh Public Museum
Description Albumen print on Carte de Visite mount of George F. Wright's log home.
Year Range from 1861
Film Size 4" x 5"
Year range to 1865
Medium Cardstock/Photographic Emulsion
Neg # 20746
Notes View of the first home built by George F. Wright in Oshkosh in 1842. Image shows a saddle-notched log house with clapboard gables and a log lean-to in rear. A woman is sitting in a chair (possibly Laura Wright) and two girls are standing. George F. Wright's father was the third settler in Oshkosh. George F. went to Cleveland, OH and Fort Wayne, Indiana where he owned a store. He married Laura Louise Parsons on April 28, 1839. The couple had nine children, five of whom reached adulthood. Wright was the father-in-law of Dr. Willard H. Titus. In 1842 he came to Oshkosh and bought a farm which is now the center of the city. He built a log cabin on the site and later a large Greek Revival house. The cabin reamained standing behind the new home for many years. He was financially ruined in 1856 when the Winnebago Railroad failed. He retired to a farm near Stony beach and traded furs until his death on January 6, 1869.
Object ID P2000.20.7
Object Name carte de visite
People Wright, George Fredrick
Place Oshkosh, WI
Print size 2.5" x 4"
Subjects Victorian
Log cabins
Log buildings
Railroad companies
Title George F. Wright Log House
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