Madison in Dane County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Washington Grade and Orthopedic School
John Flad, Architect
Designated March 30, 1999
Erected 2012 by the Madison Landmarks Commission. (Marker Number 140.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Education. In addition, it is included in the Wisconsin, Madison Landmarks Commission series list. A significant historical date for this entry is March 30, 2008.
Location. 43° 4.242′ N, 89° 23.661′ W. Marker is in Madison, Wisconsin, in Dane County. Marker is at the intersection of West Dayton Street and North Bedford StreetTouch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 545 West Dayton 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. Wiedenbeck-Dobelin Warehouse (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Milwaukee Road Depot (approx. 0.2 miles away); Grimm Book Bindery (approx. 0.2 miles away); Luther Memorial Chapel (approx. Ό mile away); James Doris Farmhouse (approx. Ό mile away); James and Bridget Casserly House (approx. Ό mile away); Derrick C. Bush House (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Temperance Movement Battled Madison''s Breweries (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Madison.
Regarding Washington Grade and Orthopedic School. According to the Madison Landmarks Commission, "This building was funded by the federal Public Works Administration during the Great Depression, and is a significant example of the Art Moderne style applied to an academic building. Rounded corners, concrete banding at the sill line, and a concrete water table produce the streamlined effect. Decorative metal window grilles with stylized chevrons and feather-like verticals complete the Art-Moderne design. This school replaced three older, smaller schools in the area, and specialized in serving children with disabilities, especially children who had been stricken with polio."
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. This is a list of markers for buildings designed by John Flad.
Additional keywords. Architecture
Credits. This page was last revised on August 10, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 29, 2012, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 654 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on February 29, 2012, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on March 1, 2012, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. 8. submitted on March 3, 2012, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin.