Day, Dr. Fisk Holbrook (d. 1903)


One of Wauwatosa's earliest doctors, Dr, Day was Chief Physician of Milwaukee Country Hospital. He advocated humane treatment of the sick and insane and promoted many reforms. Dr. Day gained national recognition for his work as an amateur geologist and paleontologist. Dr. Day's home is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is a Wauwatosa Historic Landmark and a National Historic Landmark.

Dr. Day sent his children into the tower of the house to look for a flag that might be put up to call the doctor to the hospital. Although the house is not far from the hospital, he would have to travel down and up the river bank hill as well as cross a bridge to get to the hospital.

  1. Dr. Fisk Holbrook Day House". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service
  2. Joanne Kluessendorf and Donald G. Mikulic (September 25, 1994), National Historic Landmark Nomination: Day, Dr. Fisk Holbrook, House / Sunnyhill Home (National Park Service) - PDF
  3. Accompanying 5 photos, exterior and interior, from 1996. PDF

Dr. Fisk Holbrook Day House on Milwaukee Avenue