Madison in Dane County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Smith and Lamb Block
David R. Jones, Architect
— 1876 —
Designated September 13, 1993
Erected 2014 by the Madison Landmarks Commission. (Marker Number 103.)
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. A significant historical date for this entry is September 13, 1914.
Location. 43° 4.368′ N, 89° 23.058′ W. Marker is in Madison, Wisconsin, in Dane County. Marker is at the intersection of South Hamilton Street and Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: 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. Jackman Building (a few steps from this marker); Mohr / Christoffer Block (within shouting distance of this marker); Baskerville Apartments (within shouting distance of this marker); Way of the Cross at Cathedral Place (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); What would you have seen here 14,000 years ago? (about 500 feet away); Hotel Loraine (about 500 feet away); This city was planned in 1836 (about 500 feet away); Grace Episcopal Church (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Madison.
Regarding Smith and Lamb Block. According to the Madison Landmarks Commission, "When attorneys George Smith and Francis Lamb announced plans for their new block, the newspaper said it would have 'a novel and attractive appearance.' The building was designed in the unusual High Victorian Gothic style, which featured medieval arches and two-toned brickwork. The only other building in this style in Madison is Music Hall on the UW campus, also designed by D. R. Jones. Over the years many prominent attorneys have had their offices in this building."
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 14, 2014, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 466 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on October 14, 2014, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 16, 2014, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin.