303 S. Walnut St.
Street number prior to 1925: 519 Walnut

This Greek Revival home was built in 1875 by James P. Lennon who served as County Sheriff and Justice of the Peace. His descendents, the famous Lennon Sisters have visited here, as did Senator John F. Kennedy and his wife Jacqueline on a presidential campaign swing through Appleton.

Homeowners have reported sightings of a ghostly woman wearing white in a bedroom too cold to be used. Perhaps this related to a court case in which Lennon tried to evict his sister for non-payment of rent. A ghost of a man wearing wing tip shoes has also appeard on the first floor.

The 1896-97 city directory lists James, Frank M., a student; Katie, Callie and Elizabeth; Minnie (widow of John) and William P. Lennon living at this house. In 1901 nine people were living here: James and Catherine; Catherine (Katie) and Callie; James, Jr. and his wife Ellen; Minnie; William and Frank.

In 1920 Catherine (Katie), Callie and Frank lived in the house. The residents from 1925 through 1938 were Catherine and Clara (Callie?) Lennon.

This home is listed in the 1978 Historic Building Survey.