Fairchild's Block/S. S. Kresge's

Located On the Square - 29 E. Main St.
Built 1853

Picture 1 - Intersection of King and East Main streets photographed by John S. Fuller from the Capitol roof, about 1860-1863. In the foreground two strollers can be seen leaving the Capitol Park while Lake Monona is in the distance. The large building on the right is the Fairchild Block which was constructed by Jairus Fairchild in 1853.

The Fairchild Block as photographed by attorney Albert G. Zimmerman. Until 1894 Zimmerman was a partner in the law firm, La Follette, Harper, Roe, & Zimmerman, but in that year La Follette, Roe, and Zimmerman moved from the Pioneer Block to this building where they occupied adjoining, but independent offices on the second floor. Robert M. La Follette, Sr., continued to practice law in this building until he was elected governor in 1900. Many years later S.S. Kresge occupied the building. Image #30696 which shows the Pioneer Block, in which Zimmerman had previously practiced, was probably also taken by the attorney to document the two locations of his professional offices.

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