Madison in Dane County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Yahara River Parkway
Erected 1996 by the Wisconsin State Historical Society. (Marker Number 340.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Wisconsin Historical Society marker series.
Location. 43° 5.289′ N, 89° 21.515′ 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. John A. Johnson made Madison's Factory District Flourish (approx. 0.2 miles away); Steensland Bridge (approx. 0.2 miles away); Anton F. and Mary Kubicek Duplex (approx. ¼ mile away); Burr Jones Field (approx. ¼ mile away); a different marker also named Steensland Bridge (approx. ¼ mile away); a different marker also named Yahara River Parkway (approx. ¼ mile away); George Soelch Investment House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Frank J. Hess and Sons Cooperage / Frank J. Hess, Cooper (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Madison.
Regarding Yahara River Parkway. According to the Madison Landmarks Commission, which designated the Yahara River Parkway a landmark (no. 126) in 1995, "The Yahara River Parkway was designed by noted landscape architect O. C. Simonds of Chicago. At the time it was at the eastern edge of the City. When European-Americans first settled here, the Yahara River meandered through marshland between Lakes Mendota and Monona. It had been canalized for use by the mills at
"The parkway was developed by the Madison Parks and Pleasure Drive Association, a group of private citizens who worked tirelessly at the turn of the last century to provide parks and scenic drives for the benefit of the citizens of Madison. The Yahara River Parkway was the first park funded by donations from Madisonians rather than large gifts from a few donors. The design of the parkway is an excellent and intact example of the Prairie School of landscape architecture, a design theory that honored the native landscapes of the Midwest and paralleled the Prairie School of architecture."
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. This is a list of markers that mention John Olin.
Also see . . . Movers & Shapers. Article names Olin one of the ten most influential people in Madison history. (Submitted on July 12, 2010, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin.)
Additional keywords. Prairie School of Architecture
Categories. • 20th Century • Charity & Public Work • Waterways & Vessels •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 14, 2009, by Gordon Govier of Monona, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 1,025 times since then and 11 times this year. Last updated on July 4, 2010, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on June 14, 2009, by Gordon Govier of Monona, Wisconsin. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.