Madison in Dane County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Wisconsin Wagon Company Factory
1903; Addition 1911
Designated October 15, 2002
Erected 2011 by the Madison Landmarks Commission. (Marker Number 146.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Wisconsin, Madison Landmarks Commission marker series.
Location. 43° 4.633′ N, 89° 22.604′ W. Marker is in Madison, Wisconsin, in Dane County. Marker is at the intersection of South Blair Street and South Blair Street, on the right when traveling north on South Blair Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 602 Railroad Street, Madison WI 53703, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Mattermore - Malaney House (about 400 feet Nelson House (about 400 feet away); Emily Thompson House (about 400 feet away); Johann and Elsbeth Reiner Tree (about 400 feet away); Cardinal Hotel (about 500 feet away); Machinery Row (about 600 feet away); St. Patrick's Church (about 600 feet away); Tragedy of War (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Madison.
Regarding Wisconsin Wagon Company Factory. According to the Madison Landmarks Commission, "The Wisconsin Wagon Co. built this utilitarian building in two phases. It served as a warehouse and space for constructing and finishing horse-drawn wagons. By 1917 the company had transitioned to the production of auto bodies. The building is associated with the transition from horse-drawn transportation to the automobile. It is also an excellent example of a building type known as the 'textile mill industrial loft' - a long, narrow, multi-story building with an open floor plan to accommodate industrial machinery."
Also see . . . Madison Landmarks Commission. The landmark nomination form for the building (pdf). (Submitted on February 12, 2011, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin.)
Categories. • Industry & Commerce •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 12, 2011, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 899 times since then and 134 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on December 3, 2011, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. 2. submitted on December 7, 2011, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. 3, 4. submitted on February 12, 2011, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin.