John Scott Horner House

Also known as: Horner-Calden House
336 Scott St., Ripon, Wisconsin

Home of John S, "Little Jack" Horner, one of the founders of Ripon and Ripon College


South (Front) Face

Photo taken by J.R. Manning in April 2015




John Scott Horner was also known as Little Jack Horner (18021883) and was born in Virginia. He studied law in Pennsylvania and was appointed Secretary and acting Governor of Michigan Territory by President Andrew Jackson for two years, 18351836 then Secretary of Wisconsin Territory, 18361837.

He was one of the founders of Ripon and Ripon College. He is buried in Hillside Cemetery in Ripon.

National Register information 

Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on September 27, 1984
Reference number
NR name
Horner, John Scott, House
Architectural style
Victorian: Italianate
Areas of significance
Exploration/Settlement; Architecture
Level of significance
Evaluation criteria
C - Design/Construction; B - Person
Property type
Historic function
Single dwelling
Current function
Single dwelling
Periods of significance
1875-1899; 1850-1874
Significant years
1860; 1883

Update Log 

  • April 21, 2015: Updated by J.R. Manning: Updated Status and Added Photos