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

Smith-Ogg House

1896

 
 
Smith-Ogg House Marker image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, August 5, 2011
1. Smith-Ogg House Marker
Inscription. One of the first houses in University Heights, this imposing house was built for Charles Forster Smith, a professor of Greek and Classical Philology. In 1917 Smith sold the house to Emma and Frederick Ogg, a professor who is generally considered to be one of the founders of political science. The house is an excellent example of the transition from exuberant Victorian style to the classical Georgian Revival.
 
Erected 1996 by the Madison Landmarks Commission. (Marker Number 135.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Wisconsin, Madison Landmarks Commission marker series.
 
Location. 43° 4.349′ N, 89° 24.948′ W. Marker is in Madison, Wisconsin, in Dane County. Marker is at the intersection of Kendall Avenue and North Prospect Avenue, on the left when traveling west on Kendall Avenue. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1711 Kendall Avenue, Madison WI 53726, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ely House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Morehouse House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Buell House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Terrace Homes Apartments
Smith-Ogg House Marker image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, August 5, 2011
2. Smith-Ogg House Marker
The marker is in the bushes to the left of the front steps.
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Scientific Approach to Agriculture (approx. 0.2 miles away); Gilmore House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Elliott House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Vitamin D Production Ends Rickets (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Madison.
 
Regarding Smith-Ogg House. According to the Madison Landmarks Commission, "Until his death in 1951 most of the rooms in this house were used [by Prof. Ogg] as studies - each with its own projects in progress."
 
Also see . . .  Madison Landmarks Commission. The landmark nomination form for the house (pdf). (Submitted on August 6, 2011, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin.) 
 
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Smith-Ogg House image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, August 5, 2011
3. Smith-Ogg House
This is a view of the house from the northeast.
Smith-Ogg House image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, August 5, 2011
4. Smith-Ogg House
This is a view of the house from the northwest.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 459 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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