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

First Church of Christ, Scientist

Frank M. Riley

 

1929

 
First Church of Christ Scientist Marker image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, February 6, 2011
1. First Church of Christ Scientist Marker
Inscription. Designed with simplicity and grace, the First Church of Christ, Scientist is Georgian Revival in style, the form used for many early 20th century Christian Science churches across the country. It is the only Madison church designed by Frank Riley, one of the city's finest architects in the period revival styles. The congregation chose to locate on Wisconsin Avenue, a street that until the 1950's was lined with the steeples and domes of many of Madison's most historic churches.
 
Erected 1980 by the Madison Landmarks Commission. (Marker Number 61.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Wisconsin, Madison Landmarks Commission marker series.
 
Location. 43° 4.649′ N, 89° 23.243′ W. Marker is in Madison, Wisconsin, in Dane County. Marker is at the intersection of Wisconsin Avenue and East Gorham Street, on the right when traveling north on Wisconsin Avenue. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 315 Wisconsin Avenue, Madison WI 53703, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Madison Masonic Temple (here, next to this marker); Steensland House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Quisling Towers Apartments
First Church of Christ, Scientist Marker image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, February 6, 2011
2. First Church of Christ, Scientist Marker
The marker is on the lower left side of the building.
(about 400 feet away); Keyes House (about 500 feet away); Pierce House (about 500 feet away); Bashford House (about 500 feet away); Period Garden Park (about 500 feet away); Mansion Hill Historic District (about 500 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. This is a list of markers for buildings designed by Riley.
 
Also see . . .
1. Hiebing Group. More about the building from its current occupant. (Submitted on February 12, 2011, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin.) 

2. Madison Landmarks Commission. This is the landmark nomination form for this building. (Submitted on February 12, 2011, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin.) 
 
Additional keywords. Architecture; Georgian Revival
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.
 
First Church of Christ, Scientist Building image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, February 6, 2011
3. First Church of Christ, Scientist Building
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 557 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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