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

Madison Hotel

(1837-1863)

 
 
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By William J. Toman, July 29, 2010
1. Madison Hotel Marker
Inscription. The Madison Hotel was built and owned by Col. Augustus A. Bird, one of the builders of the first Capitol in Madison. From this hotel, he waged a successful fight to keep Madison the Capital City.

Many of Madison's most prominent visitors, including Gov. Dodge, stayed here. One of the first sermons heard by Madisonians was delivered in the hotel bar, November, 1837. In June of 1838, the first territorial Supreme Court held in Madison was organized in this hotel.

The Madison Hotel was destroyed by fire March 17, 1863.
 
Erected 2001 by John Bell Chapter, D.A.R.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution marker series.
 
Location. 43° 4.477′ N, 89° 22.866′ W. Marker is in Madison, Wisconsin, in Dane County. Marker is on King Street 0.1 miles east of South Pinckney Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 111 King Street, Madison WI 53703, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. King Street Arcade (here, next to this marker); Suhr Bank Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Dick-Eddy Buildings
Madison Hotel Marker image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, May 30, 2012
2. Madison Hotel Marker
The marker is on the column in the middle of this photo, just above the King Street Arcade marker.
(within shouting distance of this marker); Philip Schoen Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Fess Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker); Eben and Rosaline Peck (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Peck Cabin (about 400 feet away); Hans Christian Heg (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Madison.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Madison Hotel Marker image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, July 29, 2010
3. Madison Hotel Marker
View from across King Street. The marker is behind the middle tree.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 29, 2010, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 484 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on July 29, 2010, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin.   2. submitted on June 3, 2012, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin.   3. submitted on July 29, 2010, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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