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

Lougee House

1907

 

—Claude & Starck —

 
Lougee House Marker image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, April 21, 2011
1. Lougee House Marker
Inscription. A significant example of the Prairie School style of architecture, this dwelling bears similarities to Frank Lloyd Wright's Harley Bradley house of 1900, in Kankakee, Illinois. Louis W. Claude worked for Louis H. Sullivan with Frank Lloyd Wright and George Grant Elmslie and remained lifelong friends with them. George Lougee was a distinguished hotel proprietor, operating the Park Hotel here and the Palmer House in Chicago.
 
Erected 1977 by the Madison Landmarks Commission. (Marker Number 54.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Wisconsin, Madison Landmarks Commission marker series.
 
Location. 43° 4.808′ N, 89° 21.839′ W. Marker is in Madison, Wisconsin, in Dane County. Marker is at the intersection of South Ingersoll Street and Rutledge Street, on the right when traveling south on South Ingersoll Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 620 South Ingersoll Street, Madison WI 53703, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Orton Park (within shouting distance of this marker); Curtis-Kittleson House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Orton Park
Lougee House Marker image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, April 21, 2011
2. Lougee House Marker
The marker is to the left of the front steps, near the evergreen in the lower right corner of this photo. This is the eastern corner of the house.
(about 400 feet away); Harvey Hospital (about 700 feet away); Governor Leonard Farwell lived here, in his octagonal mansion (about 700 feet away); Cutter House (about 700 feet away); Gay Liberation Sculpture (about 700 feet away); B. B. Clarke House (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Madison.
 
Regarding Lougee House. According to the Madison Landmarks Commission, the Prairie School of architecture is evident in the Lougee house due to "its broad, slate-shingled roof, horizontal massing, belt courses and sweeping terrace. ... Lougee (1850-1932) was a native of Exeter, New Hampshire. He operated a number of hotels and clubs, including the Park Hotel and University Club in Madison, and the Palmer House in Chicago."
 
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 April 21, 2011, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin.) 
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Lougee House image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, April 21, 2011
3. Lougee House
This is the northern corner of the house.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 21, 2011, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 862 times since then and 179 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 21, 2011, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin.
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