Madison in Dane County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Jacobs House I
— Frank Lloyd Wright —
Erected 1974 by Madison Landmarks Commission. (Marker Number 24.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Communications. In addition, it is included in the National Historic Landmarks, and the Wisconsin, Madison Landmarks Commission series lists.
Location. 43° 3.511′ N, 89° 26.505′ W. Marker is in Madison, Wisconsin, in Dane County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Toepfer Avenue and Birch Avenue, on the left when traveling south. The marker is on the ground in front of the house. Touch for map. Marker is at Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Glenwood Children's Park (approx. 0.4 miles away); Plough Inn (approx. half a mile away); a different marker also named Plough Inn (approx. half a mile away); In Memory of Our Beloved Sons (approx. 0.6 miles away); Site of Former Greenbush Cemetery Burials (approx. 0.6 miles away); Old Spring Hotel (approx. 0.6 miles away); Old Spring Tavern (approx. 0.6 miles away); Hoyt Park (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Madison.
Regarding Jacobs House I. The Madison Landmarks Commission adds that this house was built for Jacobs and his wife, Catherine; that Wright coined the term "Usonian" for these houses he designed for middle income families; and that the Jacobs family later commissioned Wright to build a second house for them, the Jacobs II house, which is also a Madison Landmark. See Related markers.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. This is a Frank Lloyd Wright marker with links to other markers relating to the architect, and a marker at the second Jacobs House located in Madison, Wi.
Also see . . . Madison Landmarks Commission. The landmark nomination form (Submitted on March 19, 2011, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin.)
Additional keywords. Architecture
Credits. This page was last revised on December 28, 2019. It was originally submitted on July 24, 2010, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 1,058 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 24, 2010, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.