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Anna and Cornelius Collins Residence

Claude and Starck, Architects

 

—1908 —

 
Anna and Cornelius Collins Residence Marker image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, November 5, 2011
1. Anna and Cornelius Collins Residence Marker
Inscription. This house, designed by Madison's premier architectural firm of Claude and Starck in 1908, incorporates an eclectic mix of popular styles of the era and includes Prairie, Tudor and Craftsman features. Windows take center stage at the front façade: Leaded glass windows are on each side of the front dooer and a ribbon of windows acress the second floor feature mullions in the form of protecting pilasters. Significant for its association with Anna and Cornelius Collins, prosperous owners of multiple lumber Companies, it is one of three houses built for Collins family members in the area.

Designated February 1, 1993
 
Erected 2011 by the Madison Landmarks Commission. (Marker Number 100.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Wisconsin, Madison Landmarks Commission marker series.
 
Location. 43° 4.944′ N, 89° 22.867′ W. Marker is in Madison, Wisconsin, in Dane County. Marker is at the intersection of East Gorham Street and North Blount Street, on the right when traveling west on East Gorham Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 646 East Gorham Street, Madison WI 53703, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Irene and Robert Connor Residence
Anna and Cornelius Collins Residence Marker image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, November 5, 2011
2. Anna and Cornelius Collins Residence Marker
(a few steps from this marker); Collins House (within shouting distance of this marker); Bernard - Hoover Boat House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lincoln School (about 400 feet away); City Horse Barn (about 600 feet away); Here was Madison’s first African-American neighborhood (about 700 feet away); Thomas / Hill Grocery and Residence (about 700 feet away); Miller House (about 700 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Madison.
 
Regarding Anna and Cornelius Collins Residence. According to the Madison Landmarks Commission: "Built for Anna and Cornelius Collins, spouses and partners in the Collins Brothers Lumber Company, this house embodies the eclecticism popular in the early decades of the twentieth century. Prolific Madison architects Louis Claude and Edward Starck brought together features of the Prairie style, Tudor Revival, and American Craftsman. It is also representative of the type of house chosen by and designed for Madison's business elite just after the turn of the twentieth century."
 
Related markers.
Anna and Cornelius Collins Residence image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, November 5, 2011
3. Anna and Cornelius Collins Residence
Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. This is a list of markers for buildings designed by Claude & Starck.
 
Additional keywords. Architecture; Prairie, Tudor, and Craftsman styles
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
Anna and Cornelius Collins Residence image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, November 5, 2011
4. Anna and Cornelius Collins Residence
This side of the house, opposite the street side, faces Lake Mendota.
Closeup of Leaded Glass Window on Collins Residence image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, November 5, 2011
5. Closeup of Leaded Glass Window on Collins Residence
640 and 646 East Gorham Street, with 704 East Gorham Street in the Background image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, March 17, 2011
6. 640 and 646 East Gorham Street, with 704 East Gorham Street in the Background
 
 
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