Judge James O'Neill House (circa 1876 - 1880)                                      #9


James O'Neill came to Neillsville in 1873 to visit his uncle. For a time, he practiced law alone, then with partners. He was appointed District Attorney for Clark County in 1887 and then elected in 1888. In 1897, James O'Neill was elected to the bench of the Seventeenth Circuit Court where he served until 1922. The O'Neill house was originally constructed in the Italianate style, but has incurred modifications. The structure served as the community's hospital from 1931 - 1954, then as a nursing home until 1963. The structure has since returned to a private residence and has had its' Victorian characteristics restored.