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

Riley House

Frank M. Riley

 

1908

 
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By William J. Toman, July 23, 2010
1. Riley House Marker
Inscription. This imposing house was the first of many fine Colonial Revival designs by Madison architect Frank Riley. It has the superb details and gracious proportions that were to become hallmarks of Riley's work. He designed this house for his parents, Edward and Eliza Riley, while he was living in Boston. Riley also lived in this house from his return to Madison in 1915 until his death in 1949. The Riley family was influential in East side real estate development and civic affairs.
 
Erected 1981 by Madison Landmarks Commission. (Marker Number 67.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Wisconsin, Madison Landmarks Commission marker series.
 
Location. 43° 5.432′ N, 89° 20.43′ W. Marker is in Madison, Wisconsin, in Dane County. Marker is at the intersection of Lakeland Avenue and Maple Avenue, on the left when traveling east on Lakeland Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2930 Lakeland Avenue, Madison WI 53704, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. "Let The Great Spirits Soar" (a few steps from this marker); Bear and Lynx Effigy Mounds (within shouting distance of this marker); Corry Carriage House
Riley House Marker image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, July 23, 2010
2. Riley House Marker
The marker is at the corner of the lot.
(about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lt. Gerald Stull USAF (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lizard Effigy Mound (approx. mile away); "Elmside" (approx. mile away); Herman J. Loftsgordon House (approx. mile away); Olbrich Park (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Madison.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. This is a list of markers for buildings designed by Riley.
 
Additional keywords. Architecture
 
Categories. Notable BuildingsNotable Persons
 
Riley House image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, July 23, 2010
3. Riley House
View from the nearby Bear and Lynx Effigy Mounds marker, with the "Let the Great Spirits Soar" sculpture in between
Riley House image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, July 23, 2010
4. Riley House
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 23, 2010, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 1,044 times since then and 98 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 24, 2010, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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