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

Unitarian Meeting House

 
 
Unitarian Meeting House Marker image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, June 29, 2010
1. Unitarian Meeting House Marker
Inscription.  
Unitarian Meeting House
has been designated a
National Historic Landmark
Designed by renowned architect Frank Lloyd Wright for the First Unitarian Society of Madison, the meeting house is an innovative building that has influenced religious architecture worldwide since the mid-twentieth century. Completed in 1951, the meeting house uses a diamond shape as the basic building form; a soaring roof evokes the steeple and shelters the chapel and parish hall withing a single unified structure.
 
Erected 2004 by National Park Service, United States Department of the Interior.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureChurches & Religion. In addition, it is included in the National Historic Landmarks, and the Unitarian Universalism (UUism) series lists.
 
Location. 43° 4.547′ N, 89° 26.086′ W. Marker is in Madison, Wisconsin, in Dane County. Marker is on University Bay Drive 0.2 miles north of University Avenue, on the left
Unitarian Meeting House Marker image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, June 29, 2010
2. Unitarian Meeting House Marker
The marker is under a low-hanging eave over the main entrance to the building.
when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 900 University Bay Drive, Madison WI 53705, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Keystone House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Howard M. Temin (approx. 0.6 miles away); Hoyt Park (approx. 0.6 miles away); Aldo Leopold House (approx. 0.6 miles away); Forest Hill Cemetery (approx. 0.7 miles away); Forest Hill Cemetery & Effigy Mound Group (approx. 0.7 miles away); Madison Park & Pleasure Drive Association (approx. 0.7 miles away); University Creek Group (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Madison.
 
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.
 
Additional keywords. Unitarian Universalism
 
Unitarian Meeting House "Steeple" image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, June 29, 2010
3. Unitarian Meeting House "Steeple"
The famous "prow" of the Meeting House, with organ pipes showing inside.
Unitarian Meeting House image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, June 29, 2010
4. Unitarian Meeting House
Unitarian Meeting House image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, June 29, 2010
5. Unitarian Meeting House
Recent addition to the Meeting House.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 29, 2019. It was originally submitted on June 29, 2010, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 686 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on June 30, 2010, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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