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

Suhr House

1886

 

—Nader —

 
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By William J. Toman, March 13, 2011
1. Suhr House Marker
Inscription. This house was built in a late Second French Empire style with ornate detailing in the manner of the Aesthetic style. Its owner, John J. Suhr, was the founder of the German American Bank. The architect, John Nader, was primarily employed as a civil engineer, but he is also the reputed architect of many fine homes on the east side of the city.
 
Erected 1974 by the Madison Landmarks Commission. (Marker Number 28.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Wisconsin, Madison Landmarks Commission marker series.
 
Location. 43° 4.649′ N, 89° 23.482′ W. Marker is in Madison, Wisconsin, in Dane County. Marker can be reached from Langdon Street 0.1 miles east of North Henry Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 121 Langdon Street, Madison WI 53703, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Beecroft House (within shouting distance of this marker); Van Slyke House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); World-famous architect Frank Lloyd Wright called Madison his hometown (about 300 feet away); Frank G. Brown House
Suhr House image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, March 8, 2011
2. Suhr House
The marker is on the ground in front of the house.
(about 300 feet away); James Mears House (about 400 feet away); Phi Gamma Delta House (about 400 feet away); Chi Phi Fraternity (about 500 feet away); Wootton - Mead House (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Madison.
 
Regarding Suhr House. According to the Madison Landmarks Commission, "This beautiful French Second Empire style house was built for John J. and Louisa Suhr in 1887. John Suhr immigrated to Madison from Germany. He worked for a Madison Bank until 1871 when he established his own 'German-American Bank' to serve the many German immigrants in the Madison area. In 1887 he had a new building at 104 King Street built for his bank (the Suhr Building, also a Madison Landmark), and work was also completed on his family's new house at 121 Langdon Street. Capt. John Nader was a prominent local architect who also designed the City's first sewer system and St. Patrick's Church."
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. This is a link to markers for other buildings designed by John Nader, as well as the marker for the German American Bank.
 
Also see . . .
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By William J. Toman, March 8, 2011
3. Suhr House

1. Madison Landmarks Commission. The landmark nomination form for the Suhr House. (Submitted on March 13, 2011, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin.) 

2. Madison Landmarks Commission. The landmark nomination form for the Suhr Building. (Submitted on March 13, 2011, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin.) 
 
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Detail of Stained Glass Window on Suhr House image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, March 13, 2011
4. Detail of Stained Glass Window on Suhr House
Suhr Building image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, March 14, 2011
5. Suhr Building
The former home of the German American Bank on the corner of King Street and East Main Street.
Suhr Building image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, March 14, 2011
6. Suhr Building
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By William J. Toman, March 14, 2011
7. Suhr Building
"Suhr" carved in stone at the top corner of the building.
 
 
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 590 times since then and 53 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on March 13, 2011, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin.   2, 3. submitted on March 8, 2011, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin.   4. submitted on March 13, 2011, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin.   5, 6, 7. submitted on March 14, 2011, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin.
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