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

Olbrich Park

 
 
Olbrich Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, October 13, 2010
1. Olbrich Park Marker
Inscription.  These grounds are a testament to the vision and persistence of Michael Olbrich (1881-1929). For years, this attorney and University of Wisconsin regent, worked to raise money to gain title to these properties, which he then sold to the City of Madison at no profit to himself. He was a wildflower enthusiast and an advocate for public parks throughout the city.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EducationEnvironmentHorticulture & ForestryParks & Recreational Areas.
 
Location. 43° 5.488′ N, 89° 20.091′ W. Marker is in Madison, Wisconsin, in Dane County. Marker is on Atwood Avenue 0.2 miles west of Walter Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Madison WI 53704, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Starkweather's Harried History (within shouting distance of this marker); Third Lake Passage (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); John M. Olin (about 400 feet away); Olbrich's Thai Pavilion and Gardens
Olbrich Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, October 13, 2010
2. Olbrich Park Marker
(about 600 feet away); Riley House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Bear and Lynx Effigy Mounds (approx. 0.3 miles away); "Let The Great Spirits Soar" (approx. 0.3 miles away); Olbrich Park / Michael B. Olbrich (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Madison.
 
Also see . . .  Olbrich Gardens Historical Timeline. This page includes a link to a detailed history of the Gardens. (Submitted on October 16, 2010, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin.) 
 
Bolz Conservatory image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, October 13, 2010
3. Bolz Conservatory
The Bolz Conservatory at Olbrich Park
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 28, 2019. It was originally submitted on October 15, 2010, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 560 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on October 15, 2010, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin.   2, 3. submitted on October 16, 2010, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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