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Madison in Dane County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Beecroft House

Claude and Starck, Architects

 

— 1911 —

 
Beecroft House Marker image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, August 3, 2012
1. Beecroft House Marker
Inscription.  This house is attributed to Madison master architects Claude and Starck and is an excellent example of the Prairie style of architecture. Louis Claude was influenced by the work of architectural masters Louis Sullivan, Frank Lloyd Wright and George Elmslie while working in Sullivan's Chicago office where the Prairie style developed. This house exhibits many style defining characteristics: façades of brick and stucco, horizontal emphasis, wide eaves and ribbons of leaded glass casement windows. Local dentist William Beecroft commissioned this home for himself and his wife Lucy.

Designated January 17, 1972
 
Erected 2012 by the Madison Landmarks Commission. (Marker Number 6.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. In addition, it is included in the Wisconsin, Madison Landmarks Commission series list.
 
Location. 43° 4.654′ N, 89° 23.43′ W. Marker is in Madison, Wisconsin, in Dane County. Marker is on North Carroll Street 0.1 miles north
Beecroft House Marker image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, August 3, 2012
2. Beecroft House Marker
This is a view of the house from the east. The marker is to the right of the front door.
of West Gilman Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 514 North Carroll 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. Van Slyke House (a few steps from this marker); James Mears House (within shouting distance of this marker); World-famous architect Frank Lloyd Wright called Madison his hometown (within shouting distance of this marker); Suhr House (within shouting distance of this marker); Frank G. Brown House (within shouting distance of this marker); Phi Gamma Delta House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Breese J. Stevens House (about 400 feet away); Wootton - Mead House (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Madison.
 
Regarding Beecroft House. According to the Madison Landmarks Commission, "This elegant house was built for Madison dentist William Beecroft and his wife Lucy. Dr. Beecroft was known in Madison as "Mr. Theater" because of his activities in developing moving theaters, included the Strand and the Orpheum. The house is a fine example of the Prairie style, with banded leaded glass casement windows and wide eaves. Because of similarities to other known Claude and Starck works, it seems probable that Claude and Starck designed this house."
 
Related markers.
Beecroft House Marker image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, August 3, 2012
3. Beecroft House Marker
This is a view of the house from the north.
Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. This is a list of markers for other structures designed by Claude and Starck, as well as for one of Dr. Beecroft's theaters.
 
Also see . . .  Madison Landmarks Commission. The landmark nomination form for the building (pdf). (Submitted on August 6, 2012, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin.) 
 
Beecroft House image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, August 3, 2012
4. Beecroft House
This is a view of the back of the house.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 6, 2012, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 481 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on August 6, 2012, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin.   2, 3, 4. submitted on August 11, 2012, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin.
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