Madison in Dane County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Olson and Veerhusen Building / Hobbins Block
1899 / 1906
Designated April 22, 2008
Erected 2012 by the Madison Landmarks Commission. (Marker Number 175.)
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 22, 1864.
Location. 43° 4.554′ N, 89° 23.004′ W. Marker is in Madison, Wisconsin, in Dane County. Marker is at the intersection of North Pinckney Street and East Mifflin Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 7-11 North Pinckney 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. American House (a few steps from this marker); Maeder Building / Ellsworth Block (within shouting distance of this marker); Outdoor markets are a Madison tradition (within shouting distance of this marker); American Exchange Bank (within shouting distance of this marker); Winterbotham Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Capitol Square has long been the heart of the city (within shouting distance of this marker); Belmont Hotel (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Draper Brothers Block (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Madison.
Regarding Olson and Veerhusen Building / Hobbins Block. According to the Madison Landmarks Commission, these buildings were designed by Claude and Starck, and "The Hobbins Block is part of one of the few groupings of nineteenth and early twentieth century commercial buildings remaining on the Capitol Square. The block conveys a sense of what downtown Madison was like in the early twentieth century, when the city’s commercial center had become a sophisticated urban center. The Olson and Veerhusen Building, on its own, presents a good example of early twentieth century
Additional keywords. Architecture
Credits. This page was last revised on August 10, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 3, 2013, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 331 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on January 3, 2013, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on January 5, 2013, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin.