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

Herman J. Loftsgordon House

1918

 
 
Herman J. Loftsgordon House Marker image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, April 5, 2011
1. Herman J. Loftsgordon House Marker
Inscription. Herman Loftsgordon and his family lived in this house from 1918 until 1946. Loftsgordon was one of five brothers who came to Madison from Mt. Horeb in the early 1900's and settled within blocks of each other in the Elmside plat. The family was prominent in the development of the east side. Herman Loftsgordon served as vice-president of Security Bank, was a founder and board chairman of Anchor Savings and Loan, and developed the Eastwood Theater. He ran for mayor and was active in Norwegian-American associations.
 
Erected 1981 by the Madison Landmarks Commission. (Marker Number 68.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Wisconsin, Madison Landmarks Commission marker series.
 
Location. 43° 5.531′ N, 89° 20.718′ W. Marker is in Madison, Wisconsin, in Dane County. Marker is at the intersection of Hudson Avenue and Center Avenue, on the left when traveling north on Hudson Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2429 Center Avenue, Madison WI 53704, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. "Elmside" (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); St. Bernard's Catholic Church (about 700 feet away); Lizard Effigy Mound
Herman J. Loftsgordon House Marker image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, April 5, 2011
2. Herman J. Loftsgordon House Marker
This is the Hudson Avenue side of the house. The marker is in the lower right corner of this side of the house.
(about 800 feet away); Lt. Gerald Stull USAF (approx. 0.2 miles away); Corry Carriage House (approx. mile away); Riley House (approx. mile away); "Let The Great Spirits Soar" (approx. mile away); Bear and Lynx Effigy Mounds (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Madison.
 
Also see . . .  Madison Landmarks Commission. The landmark nomination form for the house (pdf). (Submitted on April 8, 2011, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin.) 
 
Categories. Notable BuildingsNotable Persons
 
Herman J. Loftsgordon House image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, April 5, 2011
3. Herman J. Loftsgordon House
This is the Center Avenue side of the house.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 8, 2011, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 531 times since then and 52 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 8, 2011, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin.
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