Madison in Dane County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Brittingham Boat House
Ferry & Clas
— 1910 —
Erected 1977 by Madison Landmarks Commission. (Marker Number 49.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Charity & Public Work • Waterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Wisconsin, Madison Landmarks Commission series list.
Location. 43° 3.88′ N, 89° 23.347′ W. Marker is in Madison, Wisconsin, in Dane County. Marker is at the intersection of North Shore Drive and Bedford Street, on the right when traveling east Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Madison WI 53715, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. American Tobacco Co. Warehouses (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); John Nolen Causeway (approx. ¼ mile away); James Doris Farmhouse (approx. ¼ mile away); Dowling Apartments (approx. ¼ mile away); La Follette House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Milwaukee Road Depot (approx. 0.3 miles away); Doty School (approx. 0.4 miles away); Wiedenbeck-Dobelin Warehouse (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Madison.
Regarding Brittingham Boat House. According to the Madison Landmarks Commission, "The facilities also included a large bath house to the west, which was demolished in the 1960s. In 1921 a wing for more boat storage was added to the south in the same design as the original. ... The boathouse was built on former marshland and has structural problems as a result. It is planned in the near future to move it a little way to sounder ground and renovate the historic structure." See the link for a description of the move and renovation.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. This is a list of markers that mention John Olin.
Also see . . .
1. Camp Randall Rowing Club. The current occupant of the boathouse. (Submitted on June 30, 2010, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin.)
2. Madison Landmarks Commission. The landmark nomination form for the boathouse. (Submitted on March 20, 2011, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin.)
3. Madison Originals Magazine. "Rebuilding Brittingham Boathouse" (pdf) (Submitted on March 20, 2011, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin.)
Credits. This page was last revised on January 26, 2020. It was originally submitted on February 27, 2010, by Gordon Govier of Monona, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 1,197 times since then and 14 times this year. Last updated on June 30, 2010, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 27, 2010, by Gordon Govier of Monona, Wisconsin. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.