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

Monona Lake Assembly Normal Hall

D. R. Jones, Architect

 

— 1884 —

 
Monona Lake Assembly Normal Hall Marker image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, September 6, 2010
1. Monona Lake Assembly Normal Hall Marker
Inscription.  This pavilion was built as a 450-seat lecture hall for the Monona Lake Assembly. Established to provide instruction for Sunday school teachers, it soon became a popular summer camp for tourists from throughout the Midwest. As many as 15,000 came each year for religious instruction, entertainment, recreation, and lectures by such notables as William McKinley and "Fighting Bob" La Follette. The Hall is one of the last buildings remaining from Madison's heyday as a resort community.
 
Erected 1988 by the Madison Landmarks Commission. (Marker Number 83.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EducationEntertainment. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #25 William McKinley, and the Wisconsin, Madison Landmarks Commission series lists.
 
Location. 43° 3.22′ N, 89° 22.545′ W. Marker is in Madison, Wisconsin, in Dane County. Marker is on Olin-Turville Court. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1156 Olin-Turville Court, Madison WI 53713, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles
Monona Lake Assembly Normal Hall image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, September 6, 2010
2. Monona Lake Assembly Normal Hall
of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Heritage of the Hill (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Bernie's Beach (approx. 0.7 miles away); Brittingham Boat House (approx. one mile away); John Nolen Causeway (approx. one mile away); American Tobacco Co. Warehouses (approx. 1.1 miles away); Eggiman House (approx. 1.1 miles away); La Follette House (approx. 1.2 miles away); Dowling Apartments (approx. 1.2 miles 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.) 
 
View from Olin-Turville Park image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, September 6, 2010
3. View from Olin-Turville Park
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 7, 2010, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 752 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 7, 2010, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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Oct. 24, 2020