The Dunn-Lynch Home
302 Elm St.
This Classic Greek-Roman Revival frame house was finished in 1838. The local folklore is that the home was once occupied by JFD Lanier and his family, while the Lanier Mansion was being built, but this fact is disputed by some local historians. The two-story tetrastyle portico which faces the river is flanked by fluted Doric Columns, and floor length windows allow access to the portico. The house sits atop a stone foundation with a doorway to the basement area, but the home’s actual entrance is on Elm St.
According to well-documented local legend, the home has hosted many famous guests, including Presidents William Henry Harrison, Benjamin Harrison and Zachery Taylor. President Zachery Taylor is said to have taken a tumble from the steps of the home causing an injury to his leg and a lifelong “Madison limp.”
Andy and Amber Lynch and their family have resided in this home for three years. Andy spent his childhood years in downtown Madison and yearned to live there once again. He persuaded Amber to relocate from the hilltop, and she now feels the same way. The home has been perfect fit for the couple and their children and the history of the home adds to its appeal. They feel blessed to call it home.