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[Historic Hoyt House],   p. 5 PDF (341.8 KB)

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William S. Hoyt, a builder-joiner, and Franklin
E. Hoyt, a mason, father and son, came to
Wisconsin from Cabot, Vermont in 1841
and together built their homestead. The
Queen Anne-Eastlake country estate home
was built for two generations with many
details such as the Mariner's, Tree of Life
and Harvest porches. Franklin E. Hoyt
served many years on the Rochester Town
Board, Racine County Board and two years
as State Assemblyman. The Hoyts, now
Pattersons, continue with the sixth genera-
tion In Illinois, Kentucky and Missouri. In the
Rochester Cemetery, notice the family
monument and surrounding circle of
descendants. The sister house, built by the
third generation William Hoyt, a Racine
County Judge, and the Hoyt barn with a
new home are now private residences.
The Historic Hoyt House hosts Designer
Showhouses and Gardens, bringing aware-
ness to historic preservation, showcasing
artists, designers and local businesses and
raising dollars for local projects. "Autumn In
The Country" in October, 1997, "Gardens
and Galleries" in May, 1998 and "Christmas
At The Hoyt House" in October, 1998 have
brought thousands of people to this lovely
home and its Holland-inspired gardens.

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