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

La Follette House

1854

 
 
La Follette House Marker image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, October 14, 2011
1. La Follette House Marker
Inscription. "Fighting Bob" La Follette and his wife Belle Case La Follette moved into this dignified old residence in 1881. Both graduated from the UW Law School, Belle being the first woman to do so. Both became preeminent state and national political figures, using their oratorical prowess to campaign against corruption and special privilege, and in favor of the new Progressive party, peace and woman's suffrage. "Fighting Bob" later served as U.S. Congressman, Governor, U.S. Senator and candidate for President.

Designated April 16, 1990
 
Erected 2011 by the Madison Landmarks Commission. (Marker Number 91.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Wisconsin, Madison Landmarks Commission marker series.
 
Location. 43° 4.122′ N, 89° 23.144′ W. Marker is in Madison, Wisconsin, in Dane County. Marker is at the intersection of South Broom Street and West Wilson Street, on the right when traveling south on South Broom Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 314 South Broom Street, Madison WI 53703, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Doty School (within shouting distance of this marker); Dowling Apartments
La Follette House Marker image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, October 14, 2011
2. La Follette House Marker
The marker is on the retaining wall next to the sidewalk, to the right of the steps.
(about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Joseph Stoner House (about 700 feet away); John Nolen Causeway (about 700 feet away); Nathan Dane (approx. 0.2 miles away); Law Park (approx. 0.2 miles away); Derrick C. Bush House (approx. 0.2 miles away); James and Bridget Casserly House (approx. mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Madison.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. This is a list of markers about "Fighting Bob" La Follette.
 
Also see . . .  Madison Landmarks Commission (pdf). The landmark nomination form for the house. (Submitted on October 14, 2011, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin.) 
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 436 times since then and 11 times this year. Last updated on , by Joshua Forseth of Madison, Wisconsin. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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