Madison in Dane County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Robert Lamp House
Erected 1976 by Madison Landmarks Commission. (Marker Number 42.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Horticulture & Forestry • Industry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the Wisconsin, Madison Landmarks Commission series list.
Location. 43° 4.624′ N, 89° 22.946′ W. Marker is in Madison, Wisconsin, in Dane County. Marker can be reached from North Butler Street 0.1 miles north of East Washington Avenue, on the Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 22 North Butler 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. Draper Brothers Block (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Belmont Hotel (about 500 feet away); American Exchange Bank (about 500 feet away); Winterbotham Building (about 500 feet away); Olson and Veerhusen Building / Hobbins Block (about 500 feet away); American House (about 500 feet away); Maeder Building / Ellsworth Block (about 500 feet away); Outdoor markets are a Madison tradition (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Madison.
Regarding Robert Lamp House. According to the Madison Landmarks Commission, "It is ironic, given the controversy that surrounded Frank Lloyd Wright's life and the near veneration that his buildings now inspire, that the earliest surviving example of his work in his boyhood hometown is all but unknown to most Madisonians. Certainly the site of the house is partly to blame since it is located in the center of the block bounded by Butler, Mifflin, Webster and East Washington, where it is screened from view by the buildings that are placed around the block's perimeter.
"Wright's client was his boyhood companion and lifelong
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. This is a Frank Lloyd Wright marker with links to other markers relating to the architect.
Also see . . .
1. Robert Lamp House - Wikipedia. (Submitted on July 5, 2010, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
2. Madison Landmarks Commission. The landmark nomination form for the house (pdf). (Submitted on March 19, 2011, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin.)
Credits. This page was last revised on December 28, 2019. It was originally submitted on June 29, 2010, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 1,262 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on June 29, 2010, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. 4. submitted on June 30, 2010, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.