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

Grace Episcopal Church

1855-58

 

—James Douglas —

 
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By William J. Toman, July 9, 2010
1. Grace Episcopal Church Marker
Inscription. Designed by Milwaukee architect James Douglas, and constructed of local sandstone, Grace Episcopal Church is a distinguished example of the Gothic Revival style. Inspired by early English models, the corner tower contains a full carillon of bells. An ecclesiastical landmark on the Capitol Square for over a century, this building houses the oldest parish in the City of Madison, founded in 1838.
 
Erected 1976 by Madison Landmarks Commission. (Marker Number 45.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Wisconsin, Madison Landmarks Commission marker series.
 
Location. 43° 4.435′ N, 89° 23.143′ W. Marker is in Madison, Wisconsin, in Dane County. Marker is at the intersection of West Washington Avenue and North Carroll Street, on the left when traveling east on West Washington Avenue. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 116 West Washington Avenue, Madison WI 53703, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Grace Episcopal Church (a few steps from this marker); What would you have seen here 14,000 years ago? (within shouting distance of this marker); Hotel Loraine
Grace Episcopal Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, July 9, 2010
2. Grace Episcopal Church Marker
View toward the Capitol. The marker, on the left, is on the West Washington Avenue side of the church.
(within shouting distance of this marker); Schubert Building (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Willett S. Main Building (about 400 feet away); Way of the Cross at Cathedral Place (about 500 feet away); Wisconsin State Capitol (about 500 feet away); Mohr / Christoffer Block (about 500 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Madison.
 
Regarding Grace Episcopal Church. According to the Madison Landmarks Commission, "A gracious Capitol Square landmark for over 150 years, Grace Episcopal Church was built of our native golden sandstone and is a distinguished example of the Gothic Revival style, inspired by the Gothic Revival that was in vogue for English religious structures at the time. The church was designed by pioneer Milwaukee architect James Douglas. Grace Episcopal congregation was established in 1839 and was one of the first churches founded in the tiny settlement that would become the City of Madison."
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. This is a list of markers for Madison sandstone buildings.
 
Also see . . .
Grace Episcopal Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, July 9, 2010
3. Grace Episcopal Church Marker
Wider view of the church wall with the marker.

1. Grace Episcopal Church web site. (Submitted on July 15, 2010, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin.)
2. Madison Landmarks Commission. The landmark nomination form for the church (pdf). (Submitted on March 19, 2011, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin.) 
 
Additional keywords. Architecture
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.Notable Buildings
 
Grace Episcopal Church Courtyard image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, July 9, 2010
4. Grace Episcopal Church Courtyard
The courtyard is on the West Washington Avenue side of the church.
Grace Episcopal Church image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, July 9, 2010
5. Grace Episcopal Church
View of the church from the Capitol grounds as vendors set up for the Art Fair on the Square.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 844 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. 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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