Madison in Dane County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
—Maher, Claude & Starck —
Erected 1974 by the Madison Landmarks Commission. (Marker Number 27.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Wisconsin, Madison Landmarks Commission marker series.
Location. 43° 4.256′ N, 89° 25.144′ W. Marker is in Madison, Wisconsin, in Dane County. Marker is on North Prospect Avenue 0.1 miles west of Ely Place, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 137 North Prospect Avenue, Madison WI 53726, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Gilmore House (a few steps from this marker); Buell House (within shouting distance of this marker); Morehouse House (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Bradley-Sigma Phi House (about 700 feet away); Ely House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Smith-Ogg House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Terrace Homes Apartments (approx. ¼ mile away); University of Wisconsin Dairy Barn (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Madison.
Regarding Elliott House. According to the Madison Landmarks Commission, "This exquisite Prairie Style house was designed by one of the most imaginative and influential designers of the Prairie School, George Maher of Chicago. Its simple rectangular form is enhanced by the battered (sloping) side walls. The segmental arch with ears over the front entrance is a Maher signature element, as are the lilac themed leaded glass windows. Other Prairie School attributes include the horizontal belt courses on the second story and the widely overhanging eaves. Maher designed several houses using this basic design, both before and after the Elliott house was built. Other architects adapted Maher's design, also, including the Sellery house
"Elizabeth and Edward Elliott commissioned this house to be built and lived in it for five years. Edward Elliott was a professor of education who went on to be the chancellor at the University of Utah and President of Purdue University."
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. This is a list of markers for buildings designed by Claude & Starck.
Also see . . . Madison Landmarks Commission. The landmark nomination form for the house (pdf). (Submitted on March 23, 2011, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin.)
Categories. • Notable Buildings • Notable Persons •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 23, 2011, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 568 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on March 23, 2011, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. 3. submitted on March 24, 2011, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin.