Madison in Dane County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Suhr Bank Building
John Nader, Architect
Designated April 19, 2005
Erected 2011 by the Madison Landmarks Commission. (Marker Number 165.)
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 April 19, 2005.
Location. 43° 4.487′ N, 89° 22.893′ W. Marker is in Madison, Wisconsin, in Dane County. Marker is at the intersection of East Main Street and Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 102 King 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. Philip Schoen Building (within shouting distance of this marker); King Street Arcade (within shouting distance of this marker); Madison Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker); Dick-Eddy Buildings (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fess Hotel (about 400 feet away); Eben and Rosaline Peck (about 400 feet away); Hans Christian Heg (about 400 feet away); Capitol Square has long been the heart of the city (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Madison.
Regarding Suhr Bank Building. According to the Madison Landmarks Commission, "This flatiron building was designed in the Italianate style at a time when the style was declining in popularity. The architect chose the style so that the building would blend well with its older neighbors. The Suhr Building's main features represent the style's most common expressions, including square window moldings, ogee brackets and symmetry. The original dentils under its cornice are not extant. The building was built for the German Bank, founded in 1887 by German immigrant, John J. Suhr. The bank helped the city remain stable during economic downturns such as the Great Depression."
Related markers.list of markers that are related to this marker. This is a list of markers for other buildings designed by John Nader, as well as the marker for the later home of the bank (which includes a list of markers for other sandstone buildings).
Credits. This page was last revised on August 10, 2021. It was originally submitted on December 3, 2011, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 616 times since then and 99 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on December 3, 2011, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. 4, 5. submitted on December 11, 2011, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. 6, 7. submitted on March 14, 2011, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin.