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

Alexander Smith House

 
 
Alexander Smith House Marker image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, April 24, 2011
1. Alexander Smith House Marker
Inscription.  Built of sand limestone and cap limestone from a nearby quarry, this residence is an example of the Greek Revival style. The building was constructed as a farmhouse, but it also served as a halfway house for travelers between Milwaukee and Prairie du Chien. In 1848, Alexander Smith bought this land, surveyed for the United States by Lucius Lyon, an early speculator, and he erected this house which remained in his family until 1920.
 
Erected 1971 by the Madison Landmarks Commission. (Marker Number 4.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. In addition, it is included in the Wisconsin, Madison Landmarks Commission series list.
 
Location. 43° 5.914′ N, 89° 17.451′ W. Marker is in Madison, Wisconsin, in Dane County. Marker is on Milwaukee Street ¼ mile east of Lamplighter Way, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5301 Milwaukee Street, Madison WI 53714, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hiestand School (approx. 0.8 miles away); Hiestand Park
Alexander Smith House Marker image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, April 24, 2011
2. Alexander Smith House Marker
The marker is on the ground to the left of the front door, in the lower left of this photo.
(approx. one mile away); Conical Mound (approx. 1.3 miles away); Boutell House (approx. 1.9 miles away); The Monona Mound (approx. 2 miles away); Reindahl Memorial Park (approx. 2.1 miles away); Olbrich Park / Michael B. Olbrich (approx. 2.1 miles away); Elvis Presley Fight Scene (approx. 2.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Madison.
 
Alexander Smith House image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, April 24, 2011
3. Alexander Smith House
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 15, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 26, 2011, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 1,072 times since then and 54 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 26, 2011, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin.
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Oct. 26, 2020