Madison in Dane County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Erected 1977 by the Madison Landmarks Commission. (Marker Number 53.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Wisconsin, Madison Landmarks Commission marker series.
Location. 43° 4.656′ N, 89° 22.291′ W. Marker is in Madison, Wisconsin, in Dane County. Marker is on Jenifer Street 0.1 miles west of South Livingston Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 748 Jenifer Street., Madison WI 53703, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sauthoff House (a few steps from this marker); Kircher House (a few steps from this marker); John George Ott House (within shouting distance of this marker); Madison Candy Company (within shouting distance of this marker); Timothy and Katherine McCarthy House (about 700 Hyer - Jaquish Hotel (about 800 feet away); Biederstaedt – Breitenbach Grocery (about 800 feet away); B.B. Clarke (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Madison.
Regarding Klose Cottage. According to the Madison Landmarks Commission, "This small wood-frame cottage gives us a glimpse of what downtown Madison's residential streets looked like in the pioneer era. Small frame and brick houses were built throughout the center city in the early days, but most were supplanted by larger houses as time went on. Not many of the small original cottages remain and almost none remain in such intact condition as the Klose house. Adolph and Mary Klose probably built this house ca. 1870. Klose, a tailor, helped found the Journeyman's Tailor's Union in 1864 and served as its president in 1882. He was among a community of German artisans and shopkeepers clustered at the western end of the neighborhood.
"When the Klose family became more prosperous in the 1890s, they sold their little cottage and moved into the more substantial brick house across the street at 733 Jenifer Street." See the Kircher House
Also see . . . Madison Landmarks Commission. The landmark nomination form for the marker (pdf). (Submitted on March 19, 2011, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin.)
Categories. • Notable Buildings • Notable Persons •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 19, 2011, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 480 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 19, 2011, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin.