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

David James Schaefer

1955-2004

 
 
David James Schaefer Marker image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, February 12, 2011
1. David James Schaefer Marker
Inscription.  
David James Schaefer, 1955-2004
was a phenomenal phenomenon. Though plagued by the progressive debilities of cerebral palsy, "Schaefer" was an uncomplaining and generous friend to many. Disability Rights Specialist for the City of Madison in three different settings, his death of a heart attack in September 2004 made a hole in our community which cannot ever be filled.
Erected by the Friends of Schaefer at private expense.
 
Erected by the Friends of Schaefer.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public WorkCivil Rights.
 
Location. 43° 4.383′ N, 89° 22.898′ W. Marker is in Madison, Wisconsin, in Dane County. Marker is at the intersection of Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard and East Doty Street, on the right when traveling north on Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 215 Martin Luther King, Jr Boulevard, 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. John A. Urich (a few steps from this marker); U.S. Post Office and Courthouse
David James Schaefer Marker image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, February 12, 2011
2. David James Schaefer Marker
The marker is on the left side of the approach to the front entrance of the old U.S. Post Office and Courthouse, now the Madison Municipal Building.
(a few steps from this marker); Madison Club (within shouting distance of this marker); Olin Terrace (within shouting distance of this marker); The Fairchild Home (within shouting distance of this marker); Pioneer Men and Women (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); State Office Building (about 300 feet away); Madison Catholic Clubhouse (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Madison.
 
David James Schaefer Marker image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, March 1, 2011
3. David James Schaefer Marker
Statue above the Marker image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, February 12, 2011
4. Statue above the Marker
The book next to the statue says "Harry Dumpty, © 1991, Brent George." The phone number below the book is for Brent George, the artist, who told me that the statue is unrelated to the marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 28, 2019. It was originally submitted on February 26, 2011, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 863 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on February 26, 2011, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin.   2. submitted on February 12, 2011, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin.   3. submitted on March 2, 2011, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin.   4. submitted on February 26, 2011, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin.
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