Madison in Dane County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Breese J. Stevens House
1863 - 1864
Erected 1972 by the Madison Landmarks Commission. (Marker Number 13.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Wisconsin, Madison Landmarks Commission marker series.
Location. 43° 4.615′ N, 89° 23.353′ W. Marker is in Madison, Wisconsin, in Dane County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of North Carroll Street and West Gorham Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. The marker is in the ground by the sidewalk in front of the house. Marker is at or near this postal address: 401 North Carroll St., Madison WI 53703, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. James Mears House (within shouting distance of this marker); Steensland House (within shouting distance Wootton - Mead House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Van Slyke House (about 400 feet away); Beecroft House (about 400 feet away); Holy Redeemer Catholic Church (about 500 feet away); First Church of Christ, Scientist (about 500 feet away); Madison Masonic Temple (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Madison.
Regarding Breese J. Stevens House. According to the Madison Landmarks Commission, "This stately Italianate house was built for Daniel and Mary Jane Tenney. Tenney came to Madison in 1850 to typeset for his brother's newspaper, the Argus. Tenney then went to law school, his family moved to Chicago in 1870 and returned to Madison in 1897, where, among many civic activities, he gave the funds to develop Tenney Park. In 1870 Breese Stevens purchased the house and it remained in the family for about 100 years. Another prominent lawyer, Stevens had extensive business interests, served as mayor for two terms, and as UW regent for many years. His wife, M. Elizabeth Stevens, was one of the founders of the Madison
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. These are markers for public areas named for occupants of the house.
Categories. • Notable Buildings • Notable Persons •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 13, 2011, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 628 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on March 13, 2011, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.