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

Lincoln School

Claude and Starck

 

1915

 
Lincoln School Marker image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, December 7, 2010
1. Lincoln School Marker
Inscription. Lincoln School is a superb example of the Prairie School of architecture. Some of the reflections of this style are the bands of terra cotta and stone that emphasize the horizontal lines of the design, detailed terra cotta ornament on capitals and over the doors, and a modern expression, devoid of historical motifs. Lincoln School is the finest remaining of several similar school buildings in Wisconsin designed by the local architectural firm of Louis W. Claude and Edward F. Starck.
 
Erected 1978 by the Madison Landmarks Commission. (Marker Number 58.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Wisconsin, Madison Landmarks Commission marker series.
 
Location. 43° 5.001′ N, 89° 22.813′ W. Marker is in Madison, Wisconsin, in Dane County. Marker is on East Gorham Street 0.1 miles west of North Livingston Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 720 East Gorham Street, Madison WI 53703, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Collins House (within shouting distance of this marker); Leitch House (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Anna and Cornelius Collins Residence
Lincoln School Marker image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, December 4, 2010
2. Lincoln School Marker
This is a view from East Gorham Street during the first snow of the season. The marker is to the right of the east door on the right side of the building.
(about 400 feet away); Irene and Robert Connor Residence (about 500 feet away); Adolf H. Kayser House (about 500 feet away); Bernard - Hoover Boat House (about 700 feet away); City Horse Barn (about 800 feet away); Badger State Shoe Factory (approx. 0.2 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 Claude and Starck.
 
Also see . . .
1. Lincoln School Apartments. The current occupant of the building, with a photo of one of the apartments. (Submitted on December 11, 2010, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin.) 

2. Lincoln School Building. Page from The Prairie School Traveler web site. (Submitted on December 11, 2010, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin.) 

3. Madison Landmarks Commission. The landmark nomination form for the building (pdf). (Submitted on March 21, 2011, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin.) 
 
Additional keywords. Architecture
 
Categories. Education
 
Lake Mendota side of Lincoln School image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, December 7, 2010
3. Lake Mendota side of Lincoln School
Lincoln School image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, December 7, 2010
4. Lincoln School
The school closed in 1960. After serving as the City's art center, the building was converted into apartments in 1985.
Lincoln School Ornament image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, December 7, 2010
5. Lincoln School Ornament
The detailed terra cotta ornament over the east door as mentioned in and just above the marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 4, 2010, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 535 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on December 11, 2010, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin.   2. submitted on December 4, 2010, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin.   3, 4, 5. submitted on December 11, 2010, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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