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

Dowling Apartments

Philip Dean, Architect

 

1922

 
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By William J. Toman, February 26, 2012
1. Dowling Apartments Marker
Inscription. William and Margaret Dowling built this impeccably maintained Craftsman style apartment building. It included luxury amenities such as chandeliers and built-in breakfronts in the dining rooms, laundry service and a dumb waiter system. Margaret Dowling, who lived here until her death in 1962, was a tireless advocate for the well being of institutionalized, elderly, immigrant and poor people, through her service on local, state and national Catholic and social welfare organizations.

Designated October 15, 2002
 
Erected 2012 by the Madison Landmarks Commission. (Marker Number 158.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Wisconsin, Madison Landmarks Commission marker series.
 
Location. 43° 4.09′ N, 89° 23.243′ W. Marker is in Madison, Wisconsin, in Dane County. Marker is at the intersection of West Wilson Street and South Bassett Street, on the right when traveling east on West Wilson Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 445 West Wilson Street, Madison WI 53703, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. La Follette House (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Doty School (about 600
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By William J. Toman, February 26, 2012
2. Dowling Apartments Marker
The Madison Landmarks Commission marker is to the right of the front entrance, and the National Register of Historic Places marker is to the left.
feet away); John Nolen Causeway (about 700 feet away); Derrick C. Bush House (approx. 0.2 miles away); James Doris Farmhouse (approx. 0.2 miles away); Joseph Stoner House (approx. 0.2 miles away); James and Bridget Casserly House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Nathan Dane (approx. mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Madison.
 
Also see . . .  Madison Landmarks Commission. The landmark nomination form for the building. (Submitted on March 15, 2011, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin.) 
 
Additional keywords. Architecture
 
Categories. Charity & Public WorkNotable Buildings
 
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By William J. Toman, February 14, 2011
3. Dowling Apartment Building Marker
This is a view of the front entrance before placement of the Madison Landmarks Commission marker, with only the National Register of Historic Places marker to the left.
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By William J. Toman, February 25, 2011
4. Dowling Apartment Building
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By William J. Toman, February 14, 2011
5. Dowling Apartment Building Marker
 
 
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