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

Hirsig House

c. 1913

 

—Small —

 
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By William J. Toman, March 14, 2011
1. Hirsig House Marker
Inscription. Commissioned to Madison architect Alvan E. Small by retail store owner Louis Hirsig, this stucco and brick house exemplifies the simplicity of the Prairie style. The horizontal lines of the windows along with the distinctive red tile roof and wide overhangs provide a well-balanced composition. Small, who was trained by Allen Conover and Louis Sullivan, chose earthen-colored materials as a part of the total design.
 
Erected 1975 by the Madison Landmarks Commission. (Marker Number 30.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Wisconsin, Madison Landmarks Commission marker series.
 
Location. 43° 5.238′ N, 89° 22.546′ W. Marker is in Madison, Wisconsin, in Dane County. Marker is at the intersection of Sherman Avenue and North Brearly Street, on the right when traveling south on Sherman Avenue. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1010 Sherman Avenue, Madison WI 53703, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Adolf H. Kayser House (approx. ¼ mile away); Leitch House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Breese Stevens Field (approx. 0.3 miles away); Lincoln School
Hirsig House image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, March 14, 2011
2. Hirsig House
The marker is next to the front walk by the sidewalk.
(approx. 0.4 miles away); Collins House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Tenney Park (approx. 0.4 miles away); Anna and Cornelius Collins Residence (approx. 0.4 miles away); Badger State Shoe Factory (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Madison.
 
Also see . . .  Madison Landmarks Commission. The landmark nomination form for the house. (Submitted on March 14, 2011, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin.) 
 
Additional keywords. Architecture; Prairie Style
 
Categories. Notable BuildingsNotable Persons
 
Hirsig House image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, March 14, 2011
3. Hirsig House
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 633 times since then and 178 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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