Architecture Walk Includes Lincoln’s Assassin’s Landlady’s Executioner’s House

(Beaver Dam) Those who take part in an architecture walk in Beaver Dam tomorrow (Saturday) will be able to see the home once occupied by Abraham Lincoln’s assassin’s landlady’s executioner. The Dodge County Historical Society will be leading the walk held in conjunction with the Dodge County Blue Zones Project. Kathy Barnett of the Dodge County Historical Society says her house in Beaver Dam used to be the home of one of the people who executed a co-conspirator in the Lincoln assassination.

The walk is also the same one that fourth grade public school students take which includes 18 stops at different local landmarks. Barnett says attendees will also learn about out-house tippers and that she has an unusual story to tell. Those interested are asked to meet at the Spring House at Swan City Park – that’s the gazebo – at 9am. The free walk will take around 90 minutes and will conclude at the Historical Society museum.