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

B. B. Clarke House

Claude and Starck

 

— 1899 —

 
B. B. Clarke House Marker image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, July 6, 2010
1. B. B. Clarke House Marker
Inscription.  One of Claude and Starck's earliest designs, this Queen Anne house has a Gothic theme, with pointed-arched windows and steeply pitched roofs. It was designed for B. B. Clarke, who earned a fortune in Indiana by manufacturing threshing machines before he moved to Madison in 1890. From 1898 to his death in 1929, Clarke published The American Thresherman, an influential international journal specializing in the development and use of farm machinery.
 
Erected 1981 by Madison Landmarks Commission. (Marker Number 65.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureArchitectureCommunicationsIndustry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the Wisconsin, Madison Landmarks Commission series list.
 
Location. 43° 4.917′ N, 89° 21.778′ W. Marker is in Madison, Wisconsin, in Dane County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Spaight Street and South Few Street, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at
B. B. Clarke House image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, July 6, 2010
2. B. B. Clarke House
The marker is partially visible through the bushes on the right side of the steps.
or near this postal address: 1150 Spaight 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. Gay Liberation Sculpture (a few steps from this marker); Orton Park (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Curtis-Kittleson House (about 600 feet away); a different marker also named Orton Park (about 600 feet away); Toward Revolution / 1970's Vision (about 700 feet away); Lougee House (about 700 feet away); Sixth Ward Public Library (approx. 0.2 miles away); Mills Brothers Commercial Building (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Madison.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. This is a list of markers for buildings designed by Claude & Starck.
 
Also see . . .
1. Claude & Starck. The Wisconsin-based architects Louis W. Claude (1868-1951) and Edward F. Starck (1868-1947) produced a wide range of buildings, but specialized in institutional structures. (Submitted on July 10, 2010.) 

2. Milwaukee Sentinel March 18, 1929. Obituary notice gives details of the life of B.B. Clarke. (Submitted on July 10, 2010.) 
 
Additional keywords. Architecture
 
B. B. Clarke House image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, July 6, 2010
3. B. B. Clarke House
View from the intersection of Spaight Street and South Few Street
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 15, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 5, 2010, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 932 times since then and 37 times this year. Last updated on July 10, 2010, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 6, 2010, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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