831 State St. 1855-1965
Sandstone structure, which served for a time as the University Bursar's Office, was
erected in 1855 by Isaac N. DeForest. DeForest subsequently founded the Dane County
community that bears his name.
Purchased in 1870 by Henry E. Howe. Howe's daughter Carrie later married
Lew F. Porter
, a prominent Madison architect,
and this was their residence until they sold it to the University in 1905-1906.
In 1906, Arthur Peabody designed an addition to the house to serve as administrative
offices for the Regents.
The house was demolished in June, 1965, to make way for the construction of the