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

Quisling Towers Apartments

Lawrence Monberg, Architect

 

1937

 
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By William J. Toman, October 16, 2011
1. Quisling Towers Apartments Marker
Inscription. Designed by Danish-born architect Lawrence Monberg, the Quisling Towers is a striking example of the Art Moderne style. Art Moderne was influenced by the emerging industrial design for ships, airplanes and cars, featuring such aerodynamic properties as smooth surfaces and curved corners. The exterior is of buff-gray brick, Bedford limestone and terra cotta. Distinguished by its sweeping sculptural lines, the elegant exterior is complemented by distinctive interior elements: A small number of units feature a two-story plan with curved stairs, a fireplace and balcony.

Designated October 25, 1993
 
Erected 2011 by the Madison Landmarks Commission. (Marker Number 113.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Wisconsin, Madison Landmarks Commission marker series.
 
Location. 43° 4.698′ N, 89° 23.309′ W. Marker is in Madison, Wisconsin, in Dane County. Marker is at the intersection of East Gilman Street and Wisconsin Avenue, on the right when traveling east on East Gilman Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: One East Gilman Street, Madison WI 53703, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Keenan House (about 300 feet away, measured
Quisling Towers Apartments Marker image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, October 16, 2011
2. Quisling Towers Apartments Marker
The marker, right, is on the western corner of the building near the National Register of Historic Places marker, left.
in a direct line); Pierce House (about 300 feet away); Bashford House (about 400 feet away); First Church of Christ, Scientist (about 400 feet away); Madison Masonic Temple (about 400 feet away); Kendall House (about 400 feet away); Keyes House (about 500 feet away); Phi Gamma Delta House (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Madison.
 
Regarding Quisling Towers Apartments. The Madison Landmarks Commission stated that the "Quisling Towers Apartments and the Quisling Clinic near-by are Madison's best examples of the Art Moderne style. The Quisling Apartments was designed by Danish-born architect Lawrence Monberg for Dr. Abraham Quisling, just before Monberg opened his own office in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Monberg was given full control over the details and execution of his design, which was considered bold in the context of Depression-era construction. The building was one of Madison's more prestigious apartment buildings, and still serves its original residential purpose."
 
Also see . . .
Quisling Towers Apartments Marker image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, March 8, 2011
3. Quisling Towers Apartments Marker
The marker is now on the near, western corner of the building, but had not yet been installed when this photo was taken.
 Madison Landmarks Commission. The landmark nomination form for the building. (Submitted on March 8, 2011, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin.) 
 
Additional keywords. Architecture; Art Moderne, Art Deco
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Quisling Towers Apartments image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, March 8, 2011
4. Quisling Towers Apartments
The north corner of the building, with the front entrance to the right.
Quisling Towers Apartments Front Entrance image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, March 8, 2011
5. Quisling Towers Apartments Front Entrance
Quisling Towers Apartments image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, March 8, 2011
6. Quisling Towers Apartments
The south corner of the building.
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By William J. Toman, March 8, 2011
7. Quisling Towers Apartments
A porch on the southwest side of the building.
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By William J. Toman, March 8, 2011
8. Quisling Towers Apartments Marker
Former Quisling Clinic, now Quisling Terrace Apartments image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, March 14, 2011
9. Former Quisling Clinic, now Quisling Terrace Apartments
The east corner of the building at the intersection of Wisconsin Avenue and East Gorham Street.
Former Quisling Clinic, now Quisling Terrace Apartments image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, March 14, 2011
10. Former Quisling Clinic, now Quisling Terrace Apartments
The south corner of the building.
Quisling Terrace Apartments image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, March 14, 2011
11. Quisling Terrace Apartments
Closeup of the east entrance.
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By William J. Toman, March 14, 2011
12. Quisling Terrace Apartments
Closeup of the south entrance.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 8, 2011, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 1,571 times since then and 149 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 16, 2011, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin.   3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on March 8, 2011, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin.   9, 10, 11, 12. submitted on March 14, 2011, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin.
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