Created By: Heritage Hill Association
William H Mauro was one of the pioneer businessmen who laid the foundation of Burlington's commercial importance. He was born in Washington DC in 1806. In 1839 he moved to the west to take charge of the Burlington ferry. At the same time he established a general merchandise store on Water street near the ferry landing. He was a familiar figure on Burlington streets. Mr. and Mrs. Mauro had a family of six children. He died in 1894.
W. H. Mauro Junior was born in this house and spent his entire life here. He secured a position in the bookstore of Wesley Jones, where he continued until about the year of 1881, when he bought out Wilsons interest and continued the partnership under the name Mauro and Wilson. They had a wholesale and retail book dealers , stationary and wallpaper business. There were great friends with the Phelps. and the Garrets.
This point of interest is part of the tour: Heritage Hill Historic District Walking Tour