Madison in Dane County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Erected 1972 by Madison Landmarks Commission. (Marker Number 10.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Wisconsin, Madison Landmarks Commission marker series.
Location. 43° 4.752′ N, 89° 23.251′ W. Marker is in Madison, Wisconsin, in Dane County. Marker is at the intersection of East Gilman Street and North Pinckney Street, on the left when traveling east on East Gilman Street. Touch for map. The marker is on the ground by the sidewalk in front of the house. Marker is at or near this postal address: 104 East Gilman Street, Madison WI 53703, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Bashford House (within shouting distance of this marker); Keenan House Pierce House (within shouting distance of this marker); Keyes House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Old Governor's Mansion (about 300 feet away); Period Garden Park (about 300 feet away); Mansion Hill Historic District (about 300 feet away); Timothy Brown House (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Madison.
Regarding Kendall House. According to the Madison Landmarks Commission, "John E. Kendall from New York built this sandstone home in 1855, the first of the four houses at the corner of Pinckney and Gilman; but he sold it soon after construction and it is not clear which of several early owners may have actually lived in the house. In the late 1860s, at the height of Madison's resort era, this mansion was used as a summer home by the St. Louis family of D. R. Garrison, president of the Southern Pacific Railroad. The house was originally styled by August Kutzbock in the Italianate mode, with a low, hipped roof and a cupola. However, in 1873 a Mansard roof was added to adapt it to
"Early in the 20th century, the house was graced by a frame porch across the entire front of the first floor. Ironwork with spiked finials danced along the roof line. Although not as elegant appearing as when constructed, the Kendall House remains a focal point on Mansion Hill."
Also see . . . Madison Landmarks Commission. The landmark nomination form for the house (pdf). (Submitted on March 19, 2011, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 30, 2010, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 1,090 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on July 1, 2010, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.