Madison in Dane County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
—Cobb & Frost —
Erected 1974 by the Madison Landmarks Commission. (Marker Number 20.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Wisconsin, Madison Landmarks Commission marker series.
Location. 43° 4.313′ N, 89° 24.981′ W. Marker is in Madison, Wisconsin, in Dane County. Marker is on North Prospect Avenue. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 205 North Prospect Avenue, Madison WI 53726, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Smith-Ogg House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Morehouse House (about 600 feet away); Buell House (about 600 feet away); Terrace Homes Apartments (approx. 0.2 Elliott House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Gilmore House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Scientific Approach to Agriculture (approx. ¼ mile away); University of Wisconsin Dairy Barn (approx. ¼ mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Madison.
Regarding Ely House. According to the Madison Landmarks Commission, "Designed by regionally important architect, Charles Frost of Chicago, the Richard and Anna Ely house is an elegant late Victorian version of the Georgian Revival. The Georgian Revival had been popular on the east coast for some time, but this is one of the first to be built in Madison. This house follows the general design of the 1759 Longfellow house in Cambridge, Massachusetts, but embellished with Victorian details. Professor Ely was a nationally known economist whose progressive, socialist teachings, caused him to be tried in 1894 by the Board of Regents in a famous formal inquiry which resulted in Ely's vindication and in the declaration of academic freedom: 'whatever may be the limitations which trammel inquiry elsewhere, we believe that the great state University of Wisconsin should ever encourage that continued [sic]
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Links to a marker for the Longfellow house and a plaque with the Board of Regents quote.
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