Pendarvis and Trelawny Houses

Mineral Point, Wisconsin

Mineral Point, Wisconsin

Pendarvis and Trelawny Houses are two of the six featured buildings at the Pendarvis Historical Site in Mineral Point Wisconsin. These homes, originally built in the 1840s,  were restored in the 1940s and are furnished with period pieces. Interpreters offer insights as to how the Cornish miners and their families lived and worked when mining was king in this small south-central Wisconsin community. The historical site is open for interpretive tours and demonstrations May through October, but even when it is closed during the winter season, it’s still lovely to photograph when the snow plays contrast with the tan limestone and white trim on the buildings.

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  1. Love these simply styled old homes. Beautifully captured!!!

  2. Ooo I would imagine it would be even better to photograph while it is closed for the winter — no people to clutter the image. Nicely captured!

  3. I wish I could have watched as these were being built. Those were stone masons who knew their business. Nearly two centuries and they still look great. Excellent photo!

  4. What a lovely shot! I just love the old limestone buildings and houses.

  5. What a lovely shot! I just love the old limestone buildings and houses.

  6. Definitely a pretty shot.

  7. Stunning, stunning, stunning.

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