455 Madison SE

Built in: 1878
Style: Craftsman
Description:
Penny-Belknap House - 1971 Tour, 2008 Tour, Walking Tour
Comments:
In 1878, Joseph Penny built this charming Craftsman style home and it is still maintained as a single-family residence. The interior of this home has many unusual features, beginning with the colorful French tile floor in the foyer, spacious rooms with 12-foot ceilings and massive plaster coves, marble fireplaces and ornate silver-plated hardware, hinges and doorknobs. The most prominent owner was Charles E. Belknap who was instrumental in the organization of the Boy Scouts of America. A bronze statue of Mr. Belknap, as Boy Scout Commissioner, stands in the picturesque little park at the intersection of Lake Drive and Fulton Street.
Past Owners:
Penny, Joseph - Original Owner
Charles E. Belknap
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