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

Madison Candy Company

John Nader, Architect

 

—1903 —

 
Madison Candy Company Marker image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, December 7, 2011
1. Madison Candy Company Marker
Inscription. The Madison Candy Company building is significant for its association with the development of local manufacturing. An industrial type building designed by John Nader, it is constructed of red brick, with a limestone foundation, belt courses and cornice. Expansive arched windows at the upper floors dominate the façade and provided ample natural lighting onto the manufacturing floors. Madison's industrial influence emerged at the end of the 19th century; this building is representative of that period of transformation and of the type of industry that contributed to Madison's growth.

Designated January 02, 2001
 
Erected 2011 by the Madison Landmarks Commission. (Marker Number 142.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Wisconsin, Madison Landmarks Commission marker series.
 
Location. 43° 4.684′ N, 89° 22.323′ W. Marker is in Madison, Wisconsin, in Dane County. Marker is at the intersection of Williamson Street and South Livingston Street, on the right when traveling west on Williamson Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 744 Williamson Street, Madison WI 53703, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Klose Cottage (within shouting
Madison Candy Company Marker image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, December 7, 2011
2. Madison Candy Company Marker
The marker is in the lower left corner of the building above the related marker.
distance of this marker); John George Ott House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Kircher House (about 300 feet away); Sauthoff House (about 300 feet away); Biederstaedt – Breitenbach Grocery (about 700 feet away); Timothy and Katherine McCarthy House (about 700 feet away); Hyer - Jaquish Hotel (approx. 0.2 miles away); Madison Gas & Electric Company Powerhouse (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Madison.
 
Regarding Madison Candy Company. According to the Madison Landmarks Commission, "This three-story brick commercial block, designed in a vernacular style, was built for the Madison Candy Company, which operated here until 1927. The building features red brick on the facade and Milwaukee cream brick on the sides and rear. The ground level façade was altered around 1950 when Williamson St. was widened. The Madison Candy Co. began operations in 1899 and was one of many small industries that emerged during Madison's small industrial boom which started in the early 1880s."
 
Related markers.
Madison Candy Company Building image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, March 1, 2011
3. Madison Candy Company Building
This is a photo of the building before placement of the marker.
Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. This is a list of markers for other buildings designed by John Nader.
 
Also see . . .  Madison Landmarks Commission. This is the landmark nomination form for the building. (Submitted on March 1, 2011, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin.) 
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
Madison Candy Company image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, March 1, 2011
4. Madison Candy Company
Closeup of the building's parapet, including stone carved with "1903."
Related Marker image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, March 1, 2011
5. Related Marker

Madison Candy Company
1903

is listed in the
State Register of
Historic Places
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 982 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin.   3, 4, 5. submitted on , by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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