Madison in Dane County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Badger State Shoe Factory
Ferdinand Kronenberg, Architect
— 1910 —
Designated August 7, 1989
Erected 2011 by the Madison Landmarks Commission. (Marker Number 89.)
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.
Location. 43° 4.877′ N, 89° 22.723′ W. Marker is in Madison, Wisconsin, in Dane County. Marker is at the intersection of North Blount Street and East Dayton Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 123 North Blount Street, 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. Thomas / Hill Grocery and Residence (within shouting distance of this marker); Here was Madison’s first African-American neighborhood (within shouting distance of this marker); Miller House (within shouting distance of this marker); City Horse Barn (within shouting distance of this marker); City Market (within shouting distance of this marker); Anna and Cornelius Collins Residence (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Irene and Robert Connor Residence (about 800 feet away); Collins House (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Madison.
Regarding Badger State Shoe Factory. According to the Madison Landmarks commission, "From East Johnson Street a broad, level plain stretches across the isthmus to the Third Lake ridge that borders Lake Monona. Originally, this plain was the 'Great Central Marsh,' a barrier to development as long as it remained unfilled. Once filling began in the 1890s, however, much of the new land was developed for Madison's first modern industrial concerns.
"One of the finest remaining examples of this industrial past is the six-story brick building constructed for the Badger State Shoe
Also see . . . Das Kronenberg Condos. (Submitted on November 9, 2011, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin.)
Additional keywords. Architecture
Credits. This page was last revised on October 15, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 7, 2011, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 1,976 times since then and 126 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on November 7, 2011, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. 4, 5. submitted on November 8, 2011, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin.