Madison in Dane County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
George Soelch Investment House
c 1860 \ 1887
c 1860 \ 1887
is listed in the
State Register of
Erected by the State Historical Society of Wisconsin.
Location. 43° 5.041′ N, 89° 21.497′ W. Marker is in Madison, Wisconsin, in Dane County. Marker is at the intersection of South Dickinson Street and Rutledge Street, on the left when traveling south on South Dickinson Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 629 South Dickinson Street, Madison WI 53703, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Anton F. and Mary Kubicek Duplex (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Yahara River Parkway (approx. 0.2 miles away); Sixth Ward Public Library (approx. 0.2 miles away); John A. Johnson made Madison's Factory District Flourish (approx. ¼ mile away); Gay Liberation Sculpture (approx. ¼ mile away); B. B. Clarke House (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named Yahara River Parkway (approx. 0.3 miles away); Orton Park (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Madison.
Regarding George Soelch Investment House. According to the Biographical
"J. George SOELCH was born in Bavaria, Germany, 26 March 1836, and there he grew up and was educated in the same place, and was the first of his family to come to the United States. He took passage in the spring of 1853, from Bremer Havre, on a sailer called the "Ocean," and finally landed in New York City, after a passage of thirty-four days. He came thence to Chicago. The father of our subject was a most worthy merchant in the meat line in Bavaria, and there he died in 1889, at the age of eighty-six years. At the same time he conducted an hotel in his native place, and when he died he was mourned by all, as he had been a good and consistent member of the Lutheran Church. The mother of our subject is yet living in Bavaria. Her maiden name was Miss Barbara KEASTE."
This property is record no. 38712 in the Wisconsin Historical Society's Architecture & History Inventory, which notes that the house is much older than surrounding houses and, therefore, was probably moved to its current location in 1887.
Also see . . . J. George Soelch Biography. From the Biographical Review of Dane County(1893) (Submitted on April 8, 2011, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin.)
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