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

U.S. Post Office and Courthouse

James A. Wetmore, Architect

 

1927 - 1929

 
U.S. Post Office and Courthouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, February 12, 2011
1. U.S. Post Office and Courthouse Marker
Inscription. This impressive limestone building with its two-story Ionic colonnade is one of Madison's finest examples of the neo-classical revival style. Wetmore was acting supervising architect for the Department of the Treasury and this and similar designs were used in many medium-sized cities across the United States. This building replaced the former post office and courthouse (1870-1929) that was located across the Square at E. Mifflin St. and Wisconsin Ave.
 
Erected 2002 by the Madison Landmarks Commission. (Marker Number 144.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Postal Mail and Philately, and the Wisconsin, Madison Landmarks Commission marker series.
 
Location. 43° 4.385′ N, 89° 22.891′ W. Marker is in Madison, Wisconsin, in Dane County. Marker is at the intersection of Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard and East Doty Street, on the right when traveling north on Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 210 Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard, Madison WI 53703, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. David James Schaefer (a few steps from this marker); John A. Urich (a few steps from this marker); Madison is an Indian mound capital
U.S. Post Office and Courthouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, February 12, 2011
2. U.S. Post Office and Courthouse Marker
The marker is at the front entrance to the building, behind the street light to the right of the yellow diamond traffic sign.
(within shouting distance of this marker); Madison Club (within shouting distance of this marker); Olin Terrace (within shouting distance of this marker); Madison Catholic Clubhouse (within shouting distance of this marker); The Fairchild Home (within shouting distance of this marker); Pioneer Men and Women (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Click for a list of all markers in Madison.
 
Also see . . .  Madison Landmarks Commission. The landmark nomination form for the building. (Submitted on February 12, 2011, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin.) 
 
Additional keywords. Architecture; neo-classical revival
 
Categories. Government
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 486 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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