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