The Oldest Wisconsin Home on the Market, Built in 1839, Needs a New Historian-Owner

Because Brian and Diane Stuart weren’t actively looking for a home, you might say this property found them.

“Diane found it, driving around,” says Brian Stuart. The couple wound up buying the five-bedroom, 5,044-square-foot home in Mineral Point, WI, for $170,000 in 2010.

Built in 1839, it’s now for sale, and it’s also the oldest home currently on the market in the Badger State. After they purchased it a decade ago, the couple updated the property and rented it out to visitors in this artsy town 50 miles southwest of Madison, snug in Wisconsin’s Driftless Area.

“It’s built like a fortress,” says Brian. “The walls are 16 inches thick. Our dream was to bring it back to its original glory, which we did. We wanted the original footprint, which had large rooms, so people could see what it would have looked like. Some of our bathrooms are the size of

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Wisconsin Home Improvement Chain Appeals Jury Award for Woman’s Injury

Menard Inc. is appealing a jury award to a woman who was injured when she fell over a flatbed cart at its store in Minot, North Dakota.

A jury last year awarded nearly $40,000 to Darlene Johnson, plus about $145,000 in attorney’s fees in a civil lawsuit against the home improvement chain, based in Eau Claire, Wisconsin.

According to the complaint in the case, Johnson went to Menards in May 2013 to exchange a floor vent. She stopped at the customer service desk to ask about exchanging the item.

As Johnson turned to leave, she fell onto the flatbed cart that had been left in the walking area beside the service desk, Minot Daily News reported.

Johnson cracked seven teeth which required extensive dental work, including root canals and bridges.

Her attorneys argued Menards was at fault for not keeping the walking area free of obstructions. Menards lawyers said Johnson

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