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

Hoffman - Kennedy Dairy Horse Barn

Circa 1904

 
 
Hoffman - Kennedy Dairy Horse Barn Marker image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, March 12, 2011
1. Hoffman - Kennedy Dairy Horse Barn Marker
Inscription. This simple brick horse barn was built by Conrad Hoffman, a laborer. In 1925, it was purchased by the largest dairy in Madison, the Kennedy Dairy, to house its east side branch. The barn had deteriorated seriously by 1985 when it was renovated into offices. The row of ten tiny windows along the west side of the barn, one for each horse's stall, and the pulleys above the hayloft are rare visual reminders of the horse-and-buggy era.
 
Erected 1986 by the Madison Landmarks Commission. (Marker Number 80.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Wisconsin, Madison Landmarks Commission marker series.
 
Location. 43° 5.497′ N, 89° 21.202′ W. Marker is in Madison, Wisconsin, in Dane County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Eastwood Drive and Amoth Court, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. After turning left into Amoth Court from Eastwood Drive, take the first right into the parking lot behind the building. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2020 Eastwood Drive, Madison WI 53704, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Frank J. Hess and Sons Cooperage / Frank J. Hess, Cooper (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Yahara River Parkway
Hoffman - Kennedy Dairy Horse Barn Marker image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, March 12, 2011
2. Hoffman - Kennedy Dairy Horse Barn Marker
The marker is to the right of the door. The pulley for the hay loft, as mentioned in the marker, is above the door.
(approx. 0.4 miles away); East Side High School (approx. 0.4 miles away); Burr Jones Field (approx. 0.4 miles away); Herman J. Loftsgordon House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Lizard Effigy Mound (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named Yahara River Parkway (approx. 0.4 miles away); Anton F. and Mary Kubicek Duplex (approx. half a mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Madison.
 
Also see . . .  Madison Landmarks Commission. The landmark nomination form for the building (pdf). (Submitted on March 12, 2011, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin.) 
 
Categories. AgricultureIndustry & Commerce
 
Hoffman - Kennedy Dairy Horse Barn image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, March 12, 2011
3. Hoffman - Kennedy Dairy Horse Barn
Closeup of the ten side windows, one for each stall, mentioned in the marker.
Hoffman - Kennedy Dairy Horse Barn image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, March 12, 2011
4. Hoffman - Kennedy Dairy Horse Barn
The west and south sides of the building.
Cow Statue in front of Dairy Horse Barn image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, March 12, 2011
5. Cow Statue in front of Dairy Horse Barn
Artists decorated cow statues in various ways, and this one is marked with cows that simulate the spots of a dairy cow.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 662 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 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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