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

Dean House / Nathaniel Dean

 
 
The Dean House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Gordon Govier, August 15, 2009
1. The Dean House Marker
Inscription.  
Marker Front:
Dean House
This simple flat-roofed cream brick structure with wood cornice and dentils was built by the Dean family as their country home. After 1871, the home was used by tenant farmers and in the 1920's as the Monona Golf Course club house, serving in this capacity for 50 years. The Historic Blooming Grove Historical Society began restoration of the Dean House in 1972. The house serves as a center for cultural events and local history study and as a living testament to the pioneer spirit.

Marker Reverse:
Nathaniel Dean
(1817-1880)
As an early Regent of the University of Wisconsin, State Assemblyman and Madison area landowner and businessman, Nathaniel Dean was influential in campus, capitol and city construction activities. He was also instrumental in the Town of Blooming Grove's growth and donated land for the original Town Hall and the Commonwealth cemetery. Nathaniel and Harriet Dean built this Madison landmark and National Register listed farmhouse in 1856 on their country estate of 508 acres which produced grain crops and livestock.
 
Erected
The Dean House Marker (reverse side) image. Click for full size.
By Gordon Govier, August 15, 2009
2. The Dean House Marker (reverse side)
1998 by Wisconsin Historical Society. (Marker Number 387.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Wisconsin Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 43° 4.107′ N, 89° 19.557′ W. Marker is in Madison, Wisconsin, in Dane County. Marker is on Monona Drive 0.1 miles south of Dean Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4718 Monona Drive, Madison WI 53716, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Nathaniel Dean Farmhouse (a few steps from this marker); Monona’s Birthplace / Monona's History (approx. 0.4 miles away); Ernie's Trading Post (approx. 0.4 miles away); Springhaven Pagoda (approx. 0.4 miles away); George Kalbfleisch, Jr. Farm House (approx. 0.6 miles away); Boutell House (approx. 0.6 miles away); Otto Schroeder House (approx. 0.9 miles away); Bungalowen (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Madison.
 
Also see . . .  The Historic Blooming Grove Historical Society. More information about the Dean House is available through the website of The Historic Blooming Grove Historical Society. (Submitted on February 11, 2010, by Gordon Govier of Monona, Wisconsin.) 
 
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The Dean House image. Click for full size.
By Gordon Govier, August 15, 2009
3. The Dean House
The Dean House image. Click for full size.
By Gordon Govier, August 15, 2009
4. The Dean House
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on January 2, 2020. This page originally submitted on February 11, 2010, by Gordon Govier of Monona, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 1,002 times since then and 14 times this year. Last updated on January 1, 2020, by Devon Polzar of Port Washington, Wisconsin. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 11, 2010, by Gordon Govier of Monona, Wisconsin. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.
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