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

Klose Cottage

1870

 
 
Klose Cottage Marker image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, March 18, 2011
1. Klose Cottage Marker
Inscription. Typical of the frame L-plan cottages which dotted the isthmus in the last half of the Nineteenth Century, the Klose cottage is a vestige of immigrant housing in that period. Adolph Klose, a Prussian immigrant, was a self-employed tailor when he had this house built.
 
Erected 1977 by the Madison Landmarks Commission. (Marker Number 53.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Wisconsin, Madison Landmarks Commission marker series.
 
Location. 43° 4.656′ N, 89° 22.291′ W. Marker is in Madison, Wisconsin, in Dane County. Marker is on Jenifer Street 0.1 miles west of South Livingston Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 748 Jenifer Street., Madison WI 53703, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sauthoff House (a few steps from this marker); Kircher House (a few steps from this marker); John George Ott House (within shouting distance of this marker); Madison Candy Company (within shouting distance of this marker); Timothy and Katherine McCarthy House (about 700
Klose Cottage Marker image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, March 18, 2011
2. Klose Cottage Marker
The marker is next to the railing on the front of the cottage.
feet away, measured in a direct line); Hyer - Jaquish Hotel (about 800 feet away); Biederstaedt – Breitenbach Grocery (about 800 feet away); B.B. Clarke (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Madison.
 
Regarding Klose Cottage. According to the Madison Landmarks Commission, "This small wood-frame cottage gives us a glimpse of what downtown Madison's residential streets looked like in the pioneer era. Small frame and brick houses were built throughout the center city in the early days, but most were supplanted by larger houses as time went on. Not many of the small original cottages remain and almost none remain in such intact condition as the Klose house. Adolph and Mary Klose probably built this house ca. 1870. Klose, a tailor, helped found the Journeyman's Tailor's Union in 1864 and served as its president in 1882. He was among a community of German artisans and shopkeepers clustered at the western end of the neighborhood.

"When the Klose family became more prosperous in the 1890s, they sold their little cottage and moved into the more substantial brick house across the street at 733 Jenifer Street." See the Kircher House
Klose Cottage Marker image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, March 18, 2011
3. Klose Cottage Marker
A view of the west side of the cottage.
nearby marker.
 
Also see . . .  Madison Landmarks Commission. The landmark nomination form for the marker (pdf). (Submitted on March 19, 2011, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin.) 
 
Categories. Notable BuildingsNotable Persons
 
Klose Cottage image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, March 18, 2011
4. Klose Cottage
Another view of the west side of the cottage, from the detached garage.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 19, 2011, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 448 times since then and 51 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 19, 2011, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin.
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