Madison in Dane County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Erected 1977 by Madison Landmarks Commission. (Marker Number 52.)
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. A significant historical year for this entry is 1892.
Location. 43° 4.644′ N, 89° 22.293′ W. Marker is in Madison, Wisconsin, in Dane County. Marker is on Jenifer Street, 0.1 miles east of Williamson Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 733 Jenifer 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. Sauthoff House (a few steps from this marker); Klose Cottage (a few steps from this marker); John George Ott House Madison Candy Company (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Timothy and Katherine McCarthy House (about 800 feet away); Hyer - Jaquish Hotel (approx. 0.2 miles away); B.B. Clarke (approx. 0.2 miles away); Biederstaedt Breitenbach Grocery (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Madison.
Regarding Kircher House. According to the Madison Landmarks Commission, "An example of High Victorian Italianate house design, this cream brick dwelling was probably built by John Kircher, a German carpenter and contractor. Nearly all of the surrounding properties going westward toward the square were occupied by German families. In 1892, the house was bought by Adolph Klose who was a tailor on the square. Klose had formerly lived in a small frame house he built across the street at 748 Jenifer Street. As with many smaller houses near the square, the true history of this house is hard to discern through traditional tax and city directory research. Part of this house may actually date to the late 1850s."
Credits. This page was last revised on July 3, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 6, 2010, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 720 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 6, 2010, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.