Dr. Fisk Holbrook Day House

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Dr. Fisk Holbrook Day House
Dr. Fisk Holbrook Day House is located in Wisconsin
Dr. Fisk Holbrook Day House
Location 8000 W. Milwaukee Ave., Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
Coordinates 43°3′11.35″N 88°0′45.94″W / 43.0531528°N 88.0127611°W / 43.0531528; -88.0127611Coordinates: 43°3′11.35″N 88°0′45.94″W / 43.0531528°N 88.0127611°W / 43.0531528; -88.0127611
Architect James Douglas
Architectural style Second Empire, Italianate, Gothic
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 97001268
Significant dates
Added to NRHP September 25, 1997[1]
Designated NHL September 25, 1997[2]

Dr. Fisk Holbrook Day House, also known as Sunnyhill Home, is an interesting house on its own, that is further significant for its association with geologist Fisk Holbrook Day.

It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1997.[2][3]

Day collaborated with Thomas Greene whose former home, the Thomas A. Green Memorial Museum and Collection is now a museum and is also designated an NHL.[3]

The pianist Liberace once sought to purchase this home as the location for his museum in 1978. [4]


  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2007-01-23. 
  2. ^ a b "Dr. Fisk Holbrook Day House". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. Retrieved 2008-01-02. 
  3. ^ a b Joanne Kluessendorf and Donald G. Mikulic (September 25, 1994). "National Historic Landmark Nomination: Day, Dr. Fisk Holbrook, House / Sunnyhill Home" (PDF). National Park Service.  and Accompanying 5 photos, exterior and interior, from 1996. PDF (573 KB)
  4. ^ Liberace Planning Tour of Mansion. The Milwaukee Journal, 30 July 1978.