Madison in Dane County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
King Street Arcade
Charles Huart, Architect
— 1927 —
Designated October 15, 2002
Erected 2012 by the Madison Landmarks Commission. (Marker Number 153.)
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 15, 2011.
Location. 43° 4.477′ N, 89° 22.866′ W. Marker is in Madison, Wisconsin, in Dane County. Marker is on King Street, 0.1 miles east of South Pinckney Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 111 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. Madison Hotel (here, next to this marker); Suhr Bank Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Philip Schoen Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Dick-Eddy Buildings (within shouting distance of this marker); Fess Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker); Eben and Rosaline Peck (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Peck Cabin (about 400 feet away); Hans Christian Heg (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Madison.
Regarding King Street Arcade. According to the Madison Landmarks Commission, "This is Madison's only example of a building type usually built in larger cities during this period. Its oddly shaped lot resulted in a five-sided building that presents two façades: one on Pinckney St. and one on King St. Typical of the commercial arcade, both façades feature a series of arches supported by columns. The building's interior space is organized around a court lined with small shops and offices and roofed with skylights. It was designed at a time when most Madisonians did their shopping downtown."
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 3, 2012, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 682 times since then and 91 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 3, 2012, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. 5. submitted on July 29, 2010, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. 6, 7. submitted on July 9, 2012, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin.