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

Winterbotham Building

1897

 
 
Winterbotham Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, January 4, 2013
1. Winterbotham Building Marker
Inscription. The Winterbotham building is significant to the local history of urban commercial architecture. Its presence within an historic late-19th century commercial group, facing the Capitol building, provides a glimpse of how the downtown Madison streetscape appeared at the turn of the 20th century. The building is of the Richardsonian Romanesque style identifiable by its fašade of rough-faced, squared blocks of masonry, and round-topped arches of the window openings, the arches springing from the wall surface. Pinnacles, engaged within the masonry, adorn the parapet.

Designated April 22, 2008
 
Erected 2012 by the Madison Landmarks Commission. (Marker Number 177.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Wisconsin, Madison Landmarks Commission marker series.
 
Location. 43° 4.576′ N, 89° 23.033′ W. Marker is in Madison, Wisconsin, in Dane County. Marker is at the intersection of North Pinckney Street and East Mifflin Street, on the right when traveling north on North Pinckney Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 27 North Pinckney Street, Madison WI 53703, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Belmont Hotel (within shouting distance
Winterbotham Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, January 4, 2013
2. Winterbotham Building Marker
The marker is on the far wall of the main entrance portal.
of this marker); Maeder Building / Ellsworth Block (within shouting distance of this marker); Draper Brothers Block (within shouting distance of this marker); Olson and Veerhusen Building / Hobbins Block (within shouting distance of this marker); American House (within shouting distance of this marker); Outdoor markets are a Madison tradition (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); American Exchange Bank (about 300 feet away); Capitol Square has long been the heart of the city (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Madison.
 
Regarding Winterbotham Building. According to the Madison Landmarks Commission, "The Lydia Winterbotham Building is a three-story Richardsonian Romanesque style (style named after architect H.H. Richardson) building constructed of brick with a rock-faced, cast concrete block front fašade. Although the fašade has been altered, and lost its projecting two-story oriel on the second and third floors, the building retains much of its Richardsonian Romanesque flavor. Alteration of the storefront
Winterbotham Building image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, January 4, 2013
3. Winterbotham Building
The landmark Belmont Hotel is on the left and the landmark Ellsworth block is on the right.
was typical of commercial buildings, and detracts minimally from the historic character of the Winterbotham Building. Like the other landmark structures on this block, the building is an integral part of the character of late nineteenth and early twentieth century commercial buildings that developed around the Capitol Square."
 
Also see . . .  Madison Landmarks Commission. The landmark nomination form for the building (pdf). (Submitted on January 5, 2013, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin.) 
 
Additional keywords. architecture
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 241 times since then and 3 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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