McDonnell/Pierce House

424 N. Pinckney St.     Built 1857-58     Madison Landmark     National Register     German Romanesque Rev.   Donnell & Kutzbock
Considered by some to be the finest remaining of its type in the United States.
First residence on Mansion Hill, Octagonal Cupola, 9,000 Sq Ft., Prairie du Chien sandstone
Central four-story mahogany oval spiral staircase from the basement to the cupola
Alexander McDonnell, who built the mansion, was also the contractor for the second State Capitol in Madison. Built at same time as the mansion both buildings had in common Prairie du Chien sandstone and architect August Kutzbock. Many of the decorative details of the house are duplicates of designs used in the old capitol.

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