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

A Living Room for Campus

Bascom Hill Historic District

 
 
A Living Room for Campus Marker image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, December 8, 2017
1. A Living Room for Campus Marker
Inscription. The Memorial Union is the university’s premier gathering place, serving as a welcoming living room for the entire campus community. Built in the Italian Renaissance Revival style (1928) with an International style theater wing addition (1939), the building was designed to offer a wide range of social, creative, and entertainment venues. The building is recognized for its nationally significant role in breaking down class and socioeconomic barriers as part of the emerging American college union movement.

National Register of Historic Places, 2015
 
Erected 2017 by University of Wisconsin.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the University of Wisconsin marker series.
 
Location. 43° 4.564′ N, 89° 23.963′ W. Marker is in Madison, Wisconsin, in Dane County. Marker is at the intersection of Langdon Street and North Park Street, on the right when traveling west on Langdon Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Madison WI 53703, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Armory & Gymnasium (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); State Historical Society (about 300 feet away); Science Hall
A Living Room for Campus Marker image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, December 8, 2017
2. A Living Room for Campus Marker
The marker is in the lower middle part of the photo, in front of the glass addition.
(about 400 feet away); Leaders in Science (about 400 feet away); Born in Madison, the Wisconsin Idea changed the nation (about 400 feet away); University Presbyterian Church and Student Center (about 600 feet away); On the Air (about 600 feet away); A Grand Experiment (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Madison.
 
Categories. Education
 
Memorial Union image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, June 19, 2015
3. Memorial Union
The Italian Renaissance Revival portion of the Memorial Union mentioned in the marker is on the right.
Union Theater image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, July 4, 2010
4. Union Theater
This is the International style portion of the Memorial Union as mentioned on the marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 10, 2017. This page originally submitted on December 10, 2017, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 68 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 10, 2017, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin.   3. submitted on September 19, 2016, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin.   4. submitted on July 5, 2010, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin.
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