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The East Park Historic District: On-line Walking Tour
S. Lynn Street


208 Lynn Street

Carl & Tena Hanson

Carl emigrated to the U.S. from Norway in 1909, and Tena in 1900.  Carl was a sawmill laborer. In 1930, their household included their son William, a 24-year old packer at a tobacco house.

The Hanson house retains a few of its original bungalow details, including the knee-brackets at the eves.


224 Lynn Street

Aleda Sampson

The National Register of Historic Places nomination calls this building “by far the most imposing house in the East Park Historic District.”

Aleda Sampson, the widow of Sven Sampson, worked in a tobacco factory. By 1930, she rented part of her house to John Bostrom and his family.  He was a wagon shop mechanic.


216 Lynn Street

Peter & Beret Klaboe

The Klaboes emigrated to the U.S. with their daughters Esther and Signa in 1908. All became citizens by 1915. In 1920 Peter was employed as a laborer in a tobacco business; ten years later he was working in a sawmill.

The Klaboe house is very similar to 224 S. Lynn St., but retains its original open porch with a balustraded deck.


232 Lynn Street

Sigvald and Mabel Fosdal

This one-story house retains much of the scale and feeling of earlier bungalows although it was among the last additions to East Park. The exterior is partially limestone faced.

Sigvald Fosdal was born in Wisconsin to Louis and Andrea Fosdal, both natives of Norway. In 1930, at the age of 24, he worked at a Stoughton gasoline station. His wife Mabel worked at the Stoughton Courier Hub.



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