Madison in Dane County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Gisholt Machine Company Manufacturing Complex
1899-1901; 1911; 1946
Designated September 7, 2004
Erected 2012 by the Madison Landmarks Commission. (Marker Number 162.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Wisconsin, Madison Landmarks Commission marker series.
Location. 43° 5.236′ N, 89° 21.961′ W. Marker is in Madison, Wisconsin, in Dane County. Marker is at the intersection of East Washington Avenue (U.S. 151) and South Baldwin Street, on the right when traveling east on East Washington Avenue. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1301 East Washington Avenue, Madison WI 53703, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker Fuller & Johnson Manufacturing Co. Office Building (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); John A. Johnson made Madison's Factory District Flourish (approx. 0.2 miles away); Sixth Ward Public Library (approx. ¼ mile away); Steensland Bridge (approx. ¼ mile away); a different marker also named Steensland Bridge (approx. 0.3 miles away); Tenney Park (approx. 0.3 miles away); Burr Jones Field (approx. 0.4 miles away); Mills Brothers Commercial Building (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Madison.
Regarding Gisholt Machine Company Manufacturing Complex. According to the Madison Landmarks Commission, "The Gisholt complex consists of three buildings representing different stages of the company's development. They feature an eclectic mix of Classical and Craftsman elements. The large factory building is the oldest section of the complex and employs the latest structural methods of its day for industrial buildings. The Gisholt Machine Company, founded in 1885 by Norwegian immigrant John A. Johnson, became a significant employer and played a crucial role in the development of Madison's east side."
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. These are markers that mention John A. Johnson. The page for the first one includes a photo of the nearby gravestone of his parents, which mentions their hometown of Gisholt in Norway.
Also see . . . Madison Landmarks Commission. The landmark nomination form for the building (pdf).
Additional keywords. Architecture
Categories. • Industry & Commerce •
Credits. This page originally submitted on February 1, 2012, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 923 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 1, 2012, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. 5, 6, 7. submitted on February 2, 2012, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. 8. submitted on February 22, 2012, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin.