300 W. Prospect Ave.
Street number prior to 1925: 874 Prospect

Because this home is east of Elm St., the eastern border of the Old Third Ward, it was in the Second Ward when it was built. The exact date of this home is not known, but it could have been built as early as 1856 when the first owner, Thomas Brown, is credited with building the first brick dwelling. Thomas's second wife Ophelia was a trustee of Lawrence University.
A Brown descendent visiting Appleton in the early 1960's recalled to a former owner that the house was of Eastern seaboard design crowned with a "widow's walk." There was a beautiful orchard, carriage house and a summer kitchen.
In 1891 John Hart Whorton purchased the home for his daughter Eliza Powell and her husband William of C. T. Carrick & Company. They began renting rooms, a traditional which continues today.
In additional to William Powell, other residents of the home in 1925 were Vincent L. and Dorothy Delamater.

A resident of this home compiled an extensive research article that appeared in the Spring, 1995 issue of the Old Third Ward newsletter.