Madison in Dane County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Designated October 15, 2002
Erected 2012 by the Madison Landmarks Commission. (Marker Number 160.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Wisconsin, Madison Landmarks Commission marker series.
Location. 43° 4.641′ N, 89° 22.694′ W. Marker is in Madison, Wisconsin, in Dane County. Marker is at the intersection of East Main Street and North Franklin Street, on the right when traveling west on East Main Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 504 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. Mattermore - Malaney House Emily Thompson House (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 600 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 Nelson House. According to the Madison Landmarks Commission, "The Nelson House is a brick version of a nineteenth-century front gable house, a simple vernacular form built on a rectangular plan with its gable end facing the street. This type was commonly built in Wisconsin between the 1840s and the 1920s. Examples are usually small or medium in size. Front gable houses were typically built by working families and are simply decorated. This quite intact house features a simple cornice, a stone water table, and an oculus window in the front gable end."
Also see . . . Madison Landmarks Commission. The landmark nomination form for the house (pdf). (Submitted on October 29, 2012, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin.)
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 197 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.