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Cynthia Conkey Home

Cynthia Conkey Home at 423 W. Prospect Avenue.

As described in the previous stop, the Conkeys were among Appleton's first European-descended settlers.  Cynthia, a New Yorker, descended from Pilgrim stock.  Her maternal grandfather fought in the American Revolution with the Green Mountain Boys.  When her husband Theodore volunteered for duty in the U S Cavalry in the Civil War, Cynthia spent two summers with him in the field as she was an excellent horsewoman.  She was also renowned as a voracious reader and an accomplished amateur artist working in pencil and watercolors.

After Theodore died in 1890, Cynthia had this Queen Anne style home built for her. Designed by local architect Phillip Dean, it was finished in 1891.  Cynthia left the home she shared with Theodore, just two doors away, and moved in.  The design features typical of Queen Anne Style include a tower-like front element, two story bay on the west façade, an oriele on the east façade, and a wraparound veranda with excellent detailing.

Hearthstone's Historic Tours of Appleton: Victorian and Edwardian Homes of Prospect Avenue 1849-1919
  1. "Hearthstone" The Home of Henry and Cremora Rogers
  2. Charles and Mina Pfennig Home
  3. Nathan and Virginia Morgan Home
  4. Theodore and Cynthia Conkey Residence
  5. Cynthia Conkey Home
  6. Paul Hackbert Home
  7. George Hogriever Home
  8. Jacob and Elizabeth Wolf Home
  9. William and Francis Sheer Home
  10. Ephraim and Louise Goff Home
  11. Raymond and Jean Bertschy Home
  12. John and Martha Whorton Home
  13. William Grant Whorton / John Van Nortwick Home
  14. Edward and Amanda West Home
  15. Henry and Emily Holbrook Home
  16. Thomas and Ophelia Brown Home
  17. Thomas Pearson Home
  18. 1880 Home
  19. Anthony Hoeffel and James and Mary Ritchey Home
  20. Joseph and Henrietta Plank Home
  21. George and Mary Potts Home
  22. Frank and Mary Slattery Home
  23. Thank you