THE BAKER HOUSE (1893)

116 Tenth Street

Emily Baker - the widow of Robert H. Baker, one of J. I. Case's three early partners - built this grand house for her family a decade after her husband died.  Its design combines the irregular and multi-gabled plan of the Queen Anne Style with the gambrel rooflines and the classical motifs characteristic of the Colonial Revival.  For more than forty years, this was also the home of Alexander and Bertha Horlick.  He was the son of William Horlick, the founder of Horlick's Malted Milk Company, and he was also the last Horlick to serve as president of the company.  In 1950 Horace Benstead of Western Publishing bought the house and donated it to St. Luke's Hospital as a residence for female nursing students.  He named it Henrietta Beanstead Hall in memory of his mother.  The nursing school used it for nearly 33 years.

Resource: Walking Tour Guide of Racine, published 1994.

Submitted by Deborah Crowell

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