“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Madison in Dane County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)

John George Ott House


John George Ott House Marker Photo, Click for full size
By William J. Toman, July 4, 2010
1. John George Ott House Marker
Inscription. The Ott house is one of the finest High Victorian houses in Madison and the grandest remaining 19th century mansion in the Third Lake Ridge Historic District. German craftsmen probably executed the intricate woodwork on porches and bays, detailed brickwork and carved stone trim. Arriving here from Switzerland in 1850, Ott rose to prominence in business, ethnic, and civic affairs. He served his neighborhood as alderman and county supervisor and led the campaign to turn the old village cemetery into Orton Park.
Erected 1979 by Madison Landmarks Commission. (Marker Number 59.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Wisconsin, Madison Landmarks Commission marker series.
Location. 43° 4.66′ N, 89° 22.274′ W. Marker is in Madison, Wisconsin, in Dane County. Marker is at the intersection of Jenifer Street and South Livingston Street, on the left when traveling east on Jenifer Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 754 Jenifer Street, Madison WI 53703, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Klose Cottage (within shouting distance of this marker); Sauthoff House (within shouting distance of this marker);
John George Ott House Marker Photo, Click for full size
By William J. Toman, July 4, 2010
2. John George Ott House Marker
The southwest side of the house. The marker is on the near corner.
Kircher House (within shouting distance of this marker); Madison Candy Company (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Timothy and Katherine McCarthy House (about 600 feet away); Hyer - Jaquish Hotel (about 700 feet away); Biederstaedt – Breitenbach Grocery (about 700 feet away); B.B. Clarke (about 700 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Madison.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. These are other markers with additional information on Orton Park and the Old City Cemetery as mentioned in this marker's text.
Also see . . .  Madison Landmarks Commission. The landmark nomination form for the house (pdf). (Submitted on March 21, 2011, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin.) 
Additional keywords. Architecture; High Victorian
Categories. Notable Buildings
John George Ott House Photo, Click for full size
By William J. Toman, July 4, 2010
3. John George Ott House
The southeast side of the house.
John George Ott House Photo, Click for full size
By William J. Toman, July 4, 2010
4. John George Ott House
The northeast side of the house.
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 822 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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