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

Baskerville Apartments

1913-1914

 
 
Baskerville Apartments Marker image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, November 26, 2010
1. Baskerville Apartments Marker
Inscription. The Baskerville Apartments is one of Madison's finest remaining early apartment houses, built in an era of population explosion caused by enlargement of the University of Wisconsin, state government and private industry. Downtown densities increased dramatically during this period before popular use of the automobile made the suburbs accessible to the lower and middle classes. The Baskerville is one of the best works of local architect Robert L. Wright, known also for his design of the City Market.
 
Erected 1992 by the Madison Landmarks Commission. (Marker Number 99.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Wisconsin, Madison Landmarks Commission marker series.
 
Location. 43° 4.333′ N, 89° 23.049′ W. Marker is in Madison, Wisconsin, in Dane County. Marker is at the intersection of South Hamilton Street and West Doty Street, on the right when traveling south on South Hamilton Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 121 South Hamilton Street, Madison WI 53703, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Jackman Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Mohr / Christoffer Block (within shouting
Baskerville Apartments Marker image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, November 26, 2010
2. Baskerville Apartments Marker
A closeup of the Baskerville Apartments front door, with the marker on the right.
distance of this marker); Smith and Lamb Block (within shouting distance of this marker); Way of the Cross at Cathedral Place (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Nathan Dane (about 500 feet away); This city was planned in 1836 (about 600 feet away); Hotel Loraine (about 600 feet away); What would you have seen here 14,000 years ago? (about 700 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Madison.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. A marker for the City Market mentioned in this marker's text.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Baskerville Condos. This is the web site for the conversion of the building to condominiums. (Submitted on December 11, 2010, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin.) 

2. Landmark Nomination Form for Baskerville Apartments. (Submitted on December 11, 2010, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin.)
 
Additional keywords. Architecture
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Baskerville Apartments image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, November 26, 2010
3. Baskerville Apartments
This is the South Hamilton Street side of the building.
Baskerville Apartments image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, November 26, 2010
4. Baskerville Apartments
The view of the building from the intersection of South Hamilton and West Doty Streets.
Baskerville Apartments image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, November 26, 2010
5. Baskerville Apartments
The is the view of the building from West Doty Street. The second National Register of Historic Places marker and the State Register of Historic Places marker are at street level to the right of the door on the right side of the building.
Baskerville Apartments Sign image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, November 26, 2010
6. Baskerville Apartments Sign
A welcome to the Baskerville in several languages is to the left of the front door.
National Register of Historic Places Marker image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, November 26, 2010
7. National Register of Historic Places Marker
The first National Register of Historic Places Marker is to the left of the front door.
National and State Historic Places Markers image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, November 26, 2010
8. National and State Historic Places Markers
 
 
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