Madison in Dane County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
— G. Fred Keck —
Erected 1974 by the Madison Landmarks Commission. (Marker Number 21.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Architecture. In addition, it is included in the Wisconsin, Madison Landmarks Commission series list.
Location. 43° 4.241′ N, 89° 25.063′ W. Marker is in Madison, Wisconsin, in Dane County. Marker is at the intersection of Ely Place and Summit Avenue, on the left when traveling east on Ely Place. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 101 Ely Place, Madison WI 53726, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Buell House (within shouting distance of this marker); Elliott House (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Gilmore House (about 400 feet away); Ely House (about 600 feet away); Smith-Ogg House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Terrace Homes Apartments (approx. 0.2 miles away); Bradley-Sigma Phi House (approx. 0.2 miles away); University of Wisconsin Dairy Barn (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Madison.
Regarding Morehouse House. According to the Madison Landmarks Commission, "The Edward and Anna Morehouse house is an excellent example of a major work by an important regional architect, George Fred Keck of Chicago, in a very rare style for Midwestern domestic architecture, that of the true International style. Salient characteristics of this style are flat roofs, smooth wall surfaces and windows with minimal exterior reveals, appearing to be a continuation of the surface. There is also a balance of parts to be found instead of one-part axial symmetry, and windows are used in vertical or horizontal ribbons, frequently turning the corner. Keck was one of the first architects to seriously address passive solar design and he was the architect for the 1933 Chicago World's Fair 'House of Tomorrow.'"
Additional keywords. International style
Credits. This page was last revised on August 10, 2021. It was originally submitted on March 24, 2011, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 581 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on March 24, 2011, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin.