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Madison in Dane County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

John Nolen Causeway

 
 
John Nolen Causeway Marker image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, July 6, 2010
1. John Nolen Causeway Marker
Inscription. This causeway overlooking Lake Monona and downtown Madison is named after John Nolen (1869-1937). A nationally known landscape architect, Nolen was retained by the Madison Park and Pleasure Drive Association to study ways to make the city more functional and beautiful. In his book "Madison, A Model City" (1911), Nolen encouraged public action and support in park development, and made recommendations in the areas of housing, transportation, and land use controls. Over the course of several decades, a number of his recommendations have been put into effect, including beautifying the shores of Lake Monona.
 
Location. 43° 4.008′ N, 89° 23.128′ W. Marker is in Madison, Wisconsin, in Dane County. Marker is at the intersection of John Nolen Drive and North Shore Drive, on the right when traveling east on John Nolen Drive. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Madison WI 53703, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. La Follette House (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Dowling Apartments (about 700 feet away); Doty School (approx. 0.2 miles away); Brittingham Boat House (approx. mile away); Joseph Stoner House
John Nolen Causeway Marker image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, July 6, 2010
2. John Nolen Causeway Marker
Looking southwest from the marker, with Lake Monona on the left and the first bridge of the causeway in the background.
(approx. mile away); Law Park (approx. 0.3 miles away); Nathan Dane (approx. 0.3 miles away); James Doris Farmhouse (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Madison.
 
Also see . . .
1. John Nolen. A short biography from the Wisconsin Historical Society. (Submitted on July 6, 2010, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin.) 

2. Movers & Shapers. Article names Nolen one of the ten most influential people in Madison history. (Submitted on July 12, 2010, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin.) 
 
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Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, July 6, 2010
3. Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center
Looking northeast from the marker. John Nolen Drive runs under the parking structure for Monona Terrace.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 716 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. 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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