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Hotel Loraine

Herbert W. Tullgren, Architect

— 1923-25 —

 
 
Hotel Loraine Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William J. Toman, October 14, 2011
1. Hotel Loraine Marker
Inscription.  This building was designed by Herbert W. Tullgren, an architect nationally known for his design of hotels and apartment buildings in period revival styles. Hotel Loraine, having elements of both the Tudor and Mediterranean revival styles was the most expensive commercial construction project in the city to date, at $1.1 million. Named after the niece of hotel company president, Walter Schroeder, Hotel Loraine contributed to the social and commercial development of the city by hosting numerous celebrities and notable events as a primier lodging place until 1968.

Designated October 25, 2002
 
Erected 2011 by the Madison Landmarks Commission. (Marker Number 159.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the Wisconsin, Madison Landmarks Commission series list. A significant historical date for this entry is October 25, 1816.
 
Location. 43° 4.407′ N, 89° 23.146′ W. Marker is in Madison, Wisconsin, in Dane County. Marker is at the intersection of West Washington Avenue and North Fairchild
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Street, on the left when traveling west on West Washington Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 123 West Washington Avenue, 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. Grace Episcopal Church (within shouting distance of this marker); What would you have seen here 14,000 years ago? (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Grace Episcopal Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Way of the Cross at Cathedral Place (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Mohr / Christoffer Block (about 400 feet away); Smith and Lamb Block (about 500 feet away); Schubert Building (about 500 feet away); Jackman Building (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Madison.
 
Regarding Hotel Loraine. According to the Madison Landmarks Commission, "The Hotel Loraine was Madison's premier hotel from 1924 until 1968, when its gradual conversion to an office building began. When it was built, the Loraine was the most expensive commercial construction project that the city had ever seen, at $1.1 million. Built in an eclectic style blending Mediterranean design elements with Gothic-derived decorative elements, the composition of the two principle facades is classical, with a two-story base, six-story midsection and two-story terminal
Hotel Loraine Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William J. Toman, October 14, 2011
2. Hotel Loraine Marker
The marker is to the right of the front entrance, which is on West Washington Avenue.
section." Hotel Loraine is now primarily condominium homes.
 
Additional keywords. Architecture
 
Hotel Loraine image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William J. Toman, October 14, 2011
3. Hotel Loraine
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 3, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 14, 2011, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 892 times since then and 133 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 14, 2011, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin.

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