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

Miller House

Moved 1908

 
 
Miller House Marker image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, April 6, 2012
1. Miller House Marker
Inscription. The earliest known Black-owned building remaining in Madison, this unassuming house has been the residence of two generations of the Miller family. From the time of William Miller's arrival here from Kentucky in 1901 members of the Miller family have been local leaders in the advancement of Black people. The Millers leased the house to roomers until 1919 when they moved into it from the house next door (demolished in 1976). The building is in the heart of a small historic Black neighborhood dating back to 1898.

Designated December 18, 1978
 
Erected 2012 by the Madison Landmarks Commission. (Marker Number 57.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Wisconsin, Madison Landmarks Commission marker series.
 
Location. 43° 4.862′ N, 89° 22.741′ W. Marker is in Madison, Wisconsin, in Dane County. Marker is at the intersection of East Dayton Street and North Blount Street on East Dayton Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 647 East Dayton Street, Madison WI 53703, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Thomas / Hill Grocery and Residence (a few steps from this marker); Here was Madisonís first African-American neighborhood
Miller House Marker image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, April 6, 2012
2. Miller House Marker
The marker is on the porch railing to the right of the stairs.
(a few steps from this marker); Badger State Shoe Factory (within shouting distance of this marker); City Horse Barn (within shouting distance of this marker); City Market (within shouting distance of this marker); Ceramic Arts Studio of Madison (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line but has been reported missing); Anna and Cornelius Collins Residence (about 700 feet away); Irene and Robert Connor Residence (about 800 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Madison.
 
Regarding Miller House. According to the Madison Landmarks Commission, William Miller's wife's name was Anna Mae, and he came to Madison to serve as a messenger for then-Governor "Fighting Bob" La Follette.
 
Also see . . .  Madison Landmarks Commission. The landmark nomination form for the house (pdf). (Submitted on April 7, 2012, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin.) 
 
Categories. African Americans
 
The Miller House image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, March 18, 2011
3. The Miller House
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 344 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin.   3. submitted on , by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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