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

Belmont Hotel

Balch and Lippert, Architects

 

1923 - 1924

 
Belmont Hotel Marker image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, April 25, 2011
1. Belmont Hotel Marker
Inscription. The Belmont Hotel was built to serve business travelers and legislators, with two dining rooms and "modern facilities," meaning adjacent bathrooms. City boosters hoped that it would encourage conventions to come to Madison. The construction of the eleven-story Belmont spurred the state legislature to pass a law, still on the books, that buildings within one mile of the State Capitol could be no higher than the base of the Capitol dome. The Belmont was sold to the YWCA in 1968.
 
Erected 1993 by the Madison Landmarks Commission. (Marker Number 109.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Wisconsin, Madison Landmarks Commission marker series.
 
Location. 43° 4.588′ N, 89° 23.041′ W. Marker is in Madison, Wisconsin, in Dane County. Marker is at the intersection of East Mifflin Street and North Pinckney Street, on the right when traveling east on East Mifflin Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 101 East Mifflin Street, Madison WI 53703, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Draper Brothers Block (a few steps from this marker); Winterbotham Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Maeder Building / Ellsworth Block
Belmont Hotel Marker image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, April 25, 2011
2. Belmont Hotel Marker
The marker is to the right of the main entrance on East Mifflin Street.
(within shouting distance of this marker); Olson and Veerhusen Building / Hobbins Block (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); American House (about 300 feet away); Outdoor markets are a Madison tradition (about 400 feet away); American Exchange Bank (about 400 feet away); Robert Lamp House (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Madison.
 
Also see . . .  Madison Landmarks Commission. The landmark nomination form for the building (pdf). (Submitted on April 25, 2011, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin.) 
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Belmont Hotel image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, April 25, 2011
3. Belmont Hotel
This is the western corner of the building as viewed from East Mifflin Street.
Belmont Hotel image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, April 25, 2011
4. Belmont Hotel
This is the southern corner of the building as viewed from across North Pinckney Street.
Belmont Hotel image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, April 25, 2011
5. Belmont Hotel
The "New Belmont Hotel" sign is still faintly visible on the southwest side of the building.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 25, 2011, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 453 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on April 25, 2011, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin.
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