3335 University Ave. Built 1853 Demolished 1970
Built by Abel Dunning
18.5-inch-thick walls made of sandstone quarried nearby.
Tunnel that connected to the barn to hide from Indians.
It was replaced by a Burger King that didn't last long before it became a Radio Shack.
Incensed over the 1970 destruction of the home, and by the demolition of the historic
Vilas family mansion, the city of Madison afterward created its Landmarks Commission, charged by ordinance to "safeguard the city's historic and cultural heritage"