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

Emily Thompson House

Circa 1872

 
 
Emily Thompson House Marker image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, April 17, 2014
1. Emily Thompson House Marker
Inscription. Emily Torstensenseim immigrated to the United States from Norway with her parents at the age of four. When she grew up she married a fellow Norwegian immigrant, Ole Thompson, who became a successful hotelier and grocer. Shortly after his death, his widow built this cream brick house for herself and her four children. It is a surviving and distinguished example of the smaller houses built in the first decades of Madison's history, many of which have been lost to the "march of progress."

Designated October 15, 2002
 
Erected 2013 by the Madison Landmarks Commission. (Marker Number 150.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Wisconsin, Madison Landmarks Commission marker series.
 
Location. 43° 4.624′ N, 89° 22.698′ W. Marker is in Madison, Wisconsin, in Dane County. Marker is at the intersection of South Franklin Street and East Main Street, on the right when traveling north on South Franklin Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 101 South Franklin 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 (within shouting distance of this marker); Mattermore - Malaney House
Emily Thompson House Marker image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, April 17, 2014
2. Emily Thompson House Marker
The marker is on the ground in the foreground.
(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 700 feet away); Johann and Elsbeth Reiner Tree (about 800 feet away); Machinery Row (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Madison.
 
Also see . . .  Madison Landmarks Commission. The landmark nomination form (pdf) for the house. (Submitted on April 18, 2014, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin.) 
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
Emily Thompson House image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, April 17, 2014
3. Emily Thompson House
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 410 times since then and 25 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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