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

University Presbyterian Church and Student Center

Edward Tough, Architect

 

—1931 - 1935 —

 
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By William J. Toman, February 26, 2012
1. University Presbyterian Church and Student Center Marker
Inscription. Commonly known as the Pres House, this building is significant as a masterfully executed example of the Gothic Revival style which was locally popular between 1915 and 1945 for the construction of churches. The primary façades are of rock-faced Lannonstone and the main entrance is located within an imposing 70-foot high corner tower. The building exhibits stylistic elements such as Tudor-arched wood doors, projecting oriel windows with diamond-shaped panes of glass, leaded-glass casement windows, Gothic arches, and walls with stone buttresses, tracery and pinnacles.

Designated October 15, 2002
 
Erected 2012 by the Madison Landmarks Commission. (Marker Number 145.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Wisconsin, Madison Landmarks Commission marker series.
 
Location. 43° 4.469′ N, 89° 23.932′ W. Marker is in Madison, Wisconsin, in Dane County. Marker is at the intersection of East Campus Mall and State Street, on the right when traveling north on East Campus Mall. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 731 State Street, Madison WI 53703, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Born in Madison, the Wisconsin Idea changed the nation
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By William J. Toman, February 26, 2012
2. University Presbyterian Church and Student Center Marker
The marker is to the right of some of the Tudor-arched wood doors mentioned in the marker.
(within shouting distance of this marker); State Historical Society (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); A Grand Experiment (about 500 feet away); Armory & Gymnasium (about 600 feet away); Luther Memorial Chapel (about 600 feet away); 9XM - WHA (about 700 feet away); Leaders in Science (about 700 feet away); A Stage for All (about 700 feet away but has been reported missing). Click for a list of all markers in Madison.
 
Regarding University Presbyterian Church and Student Center. According to the Madison Landmarks Commission, "Designed in the Neo-Gothic Revival style, this campus ministry church is veneered with Lannonstone and brick and features design elements of Tudor-Gothic. The Rev. Matthew C. Allison worked tirelessly to promote the Presbyterian campus ministry on the UW campus, which culminated in the construction of this church. Religious campus ministries emerged on state-supported college campuses in the early twentieth century as a response to the prohibition of religious instruction in state schools."
 
Also see . . .
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By William J. Toman, February 26, 2012
3. University Presbyterian Church and Student Center Marker
 Madison Landmarks Commission. The landmark nomination form for the building (pdf). (Submitted on March 3, 2012, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin.) 
 
Additional keywords. Architecture
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.
 
University Presbyterian Church and Student Center image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, February 26, 2012
4. University Presbyterian Church and Student Center
The main entrance and the imposing 70-foot high corner tower mentioned in the marker are in the middle of this photo.
University Presbyterian Church and Student Center image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, February 26, 2012
5. University Presbyterian Church and Student Center
University Presbyterian Church and Student Center image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, February 26, 2012
6. University Presbyterian Church and Student Center
This is the State Street side of the building.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 299 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin.   2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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