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

Madison Masonic Temple

 
 
Madison Masonic Temple Marker image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, February 6, 2011
1. Madison Masonic Temple Marker
Inscription.
This property has been
placed on the
National Register
of Historic Places

by the United States
Department of the Interior.

 
Erected by the United States Department of the Interior.
 
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 Johnson Street, on the right when traveling north on Wisconsin Avenue. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 301 Wisconsin Avenue, Madison WI 53703, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First Church of Christ, Scientist (here, next to this marker); Steensland House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Quisling Towers Apartments (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.
 
Regarding Madison Masonic Temple. According to the Madison Landmarks Commission, which named this building a landmark on October 25, 1993 (no.
Madison Masonic Temple image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, February 6, 2011
2. Madison Masonic Temple
The marker is on the left corner of the building just around the corner and above the cornerstone.
108), "The Madison Masonic Temple is the best remaining example of a fraternal clubhouse in Madison. Masonic organizations were the most prominent fraternal groups in the city. Designed by the local architects James and Edward Law, brothers and Masons themselves, the building is an elegant example of Neo-Classical architecture. It was built in two sections: the front section that faces Wisconsin Avenue houses informal gathering spaces, and the rear section consists mostly of the large formal auditorium space."
 
Also see . . .
1. Madison Masonic Center. (Submitted on February 12, 2011, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin.)
2. Madison Landmarks Commission. The landmark nomination form for the building. (Submitted on February 12, 2011, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin.) 
 
Categories. Fraternal or Sororal Organizations
 
Madison Masonic Temple Cornerstone (lower) image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, February 6, 2011
3. Madison Masonic Temple Cornerstone (lower)
Madison Masonic Temple Cornerstone (upper) image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, February 6, 2011
4. Madison Masonic Temple Cornerstone (upper)
Madison Masonic Temple Detail image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, February 6, 2011
5. Madison Masonic Temple Detail
Madison Masonic Temple Detail image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, February 6, 2011
6. Madison Masonic Temple Detail
Madison Masonic Temple image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, February 6, 2011
7. Madison Masonic Temple
The Wisconsin Avenue side of the building is on the left and the East Johnson Street side of the building is on the right.
Left Front Door image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, March 8, 2011
8. Left Front Door
Inscription over door: "Our faith is in God."
Right Front Door image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, March 8, 2011
9. Right Front Door
Inscription over door: "Our love is toward all mankind."
Center Front Door image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, February 6, 2011
10. Center Front Door
Inscription over door: "Our hope is in immortality."
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 566 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on , by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin.   8, 9, 10. submitted on , by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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