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

City Horse Barn

Built 1910-1914

 
 
City Horse Barn Marker image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, July 4, 2010
1. City Horse Barn Marker
Inscription.  This simple brick structure is a rare survivor of the horse-and-wagon era. Built as part of the old city yards, the barn housed up to nine draft horses whose job it was to pull maintenance and service vehicles. Each of the nine windows on the Dayton Street side provided light and air to a separate horse stall. Doors under the arches at each end led to the haymow. In the 1930s the barn was converted into offices. The Madison Mutual Housing Association renovated it into offices and two apartments in 1987.
 
Erected 1988 by Madison Landmarks Commission. (Marker Number 86.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. In addition, it is included in the Wisconsin, Madison Landmarks Commission series list.
 
Location. 43° 4.882′ N, 89° 22.753′ W. Marker is in Madison, Wisconsin, in Dane County. Marker is at the intersection of North Blount Street and East Dayton Street, on the right when traveling south on North Blount Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or
City Horse Barn Marker image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, July 4, 2010
2. City Horse Barn Marker
The North Blount Street side of the building. The marker is next to the door on the left.
near this postal address: 202 North Blount 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. Here was Madison’s first African-American neighborhood (within shouting distance of this marker); Thomas / Hill Grocery and Residence (within shouting distance of this marker); Miller House (within shouting distance of this marker); Badger State Shoe Factory (within shouting distance of this marker); City Market (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Anna and Cornelius Collins Residence (about 600 feet away); Irene and Robert Connor Residence (about 600 feet away); Collins House (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Madison.
 
Also see . . .  Madison Landmarks Commission. The landmark nomination form for the building (pdf). (Submitted on March 26, 2011, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin.) 
 
City Horse Barn Marker image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, July 4, 2010
3. City Horse Barn Marker
The East Dayton Street side of the building, with the nine windows, one for each stall, mentioned in the marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 4, 2010, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 957 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 5, 2010, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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