Madison in Dane County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Milwaukee Road Depot
Frost and Granger, Architects
Designated September 8, 1975
Erected 2012 by the Madison Landmarks Commission. (Marker Number 35.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Wisconsin, Madison Landmarks Commission marker series.
Location. 43° 4.075′ N, 89° 23.65′ W. Marker is in Madison, Wisconsin, in Dane County. Marker is on West Washington Avenue 0.1 miles west of South Bedford Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Madison WI 53703, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other Wiedenbeck-Dobelin Warehouse (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); James Doris Farmhouse (about 700 feet away); Washington Grade and Orthopedic School (approx. 0.2 miles away); American Tobacco Co. Warehouses (approx. 0.2 miles away); Spirit of Greenbush (approx. ¼ mile away); The Greenbush (approx. 0.3 miles away); Brittingham Boat House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Dowling Apartments (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Madison.
Regarding Milwaukee Road Depot. According to the Madison Landmarks Commission, "The first railroad depot in Madison was built on this site in 1853. The first railroad train arrived in Madison from Milwaukee on May 23, 1854. according to an eye witness: 'It was a grand, but strange spectacle to see this monster train, like some huge, unheard-of thing of life, with breath of smoke and flame, emerging from the green openings - scenes of pastoral beauty and quietude - beyond the placid waters of the lake.'
"This area became one of the liveliest places in Madison when the railroad was the only means of long-distance transportation. The new passenger depot was built on this site at a time when the capital city was a rail hub of nine rail lines, providing linkages for farm, business, government and recreation. The construction
Also see . . . Madison Landmarks Commission. The landmark nomination form for the building (pdf). (Submitted on March 4, 2012, 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 February 29, 2012, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 632 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on February 29, 2012, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. submitted on March 3, 2012, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin.