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

Mattermore - Malaney House

1875

 
 
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By William J. Toman, April 7, 2012
1. Mattermore - Malaney House Marker
Inscription. This vernacular house is significant as a surviving example from Madison's earliest residential era and as an increasingly rare, intact, gable-front type house with wood clapboard siding. The elements which define this folk form are evident on the house: A simple facade with a gabled roof facing the street. Locally popular between 1840 and 1925, vernacular houses were constructed by carpenters, often following pattern books which were fashionable during the nineteenth century. This house has remained in use as a single-family home since its construction in 1875.

Designated October 15, 2002
 
Erected 2012 by the Madison Landmarks Commission. (Marker Number 152.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Wisconsin, Madison Landmarks Commission marker series.
 
Location. 43° 4.644′ N, 89° 22.693′ W. Marker is in Madison, Wisconsin, in Dane County. Marker is on East Main Street 0.1 miles east of South Blair Street, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 512 East Main Street, Madison WI 53703, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Nelson House (here, next to this marker); Emily Thompson House
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By William J. Toman, April 7, 2012
2. Mattermore - Malaney House Marker
The marker is on the ground to the left of the front entrance.
(within shouting distance of this marker); St. Patrick's Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Wisconsin Wagon Company Factory (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Cardinal Hotel (about 700 feet away); Tragedy of War (about 800 feet away); Johann and Elsbeth Reiner Tree (about 800 feet away); Madison Gas & Electric Company Powerhouse (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Madison.
 
Regarding Mattermore - Malaney House. According to the Madison Landmarks Commission, "This is a good example of a nineteenth-century front gable house, a simple vernacular form built with its gable end facing the street. Houses of this type were built in Wisconsin from the 1840s to the 1920s. This house is built on a wood frame, and features an off-center entrance, double-hung windows, and simple classical lines. Small frame residences like this are not typically as intact as this house, because they were fairly easy to alter and add onto over the years. James Malaney, a gas fitter with the Madison Gas Light and Coke Company, and his wife Theresa
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By William J. Toman, April 7, 2012
3. Mattermore - Malaney House
purchased the property in 1881 and lived there for several decades."
 
Also see . . .  Madison Landmarks Commission. The landmark nomination form for the building (pdf). (Submitted on April 8, 2012, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin.) 
 
Additional keywords. Architecture
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 316 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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