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

“Elmside”

The Simeon and Maria Mills House

 

1863

 
"Elmside" Marker image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, April 24, 2011
1. "Elmside" Marker
Inscription. This elegant Italian villa style house was constructed of native sandstone on the 191-acre country estate of Simeon and Maria Mills. An early pioneer from Ohio, Mills erected Madison's first store and was a banker, real estate developer and respected civic leader who was instrumental in the growth and prosperity of Madison. He was a founder of Madison's first insurance company, the first newspaper, two major railroads and helped establish the University of Wisconsin.
 
Erected 1987 by the Madison Landmarks Commission. (Marker Number 82.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Wisconsin, Madison Landmarks Commission marker series.
 
Location. 43° 5.581′ N, 89° 20.666′ W. Marker is in Madison, Wisconsin, in Dane County. Marker is on Sommers Avenue 0.1 miles east of Hudson Avenue, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2709 Sommers Avenue, Madison WI 53704, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Herman J. Loftsgordon House (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); St. Bernard's Catholic Church (about 400 feet away); Lizard Effigy Mound
"Elmside" Marker image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, April 24, 2011
2. "Elmside" Marker
The marker is in front of the house near the sidewalk and under a Park Place sign (the current name of the house).
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Lt. Gerald Stull USAF (approx. 0.2 miles away); Corry Carriage House (approx. mile away); Riley House (approx. mile away); Steinle Turret Machine Co. (approx. mile away); "Let The Great Spirits Soar" (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Madison.
 
Also see . . .
1. Madison Landmarks Commission. The landmark nomination form for the house (pdf). (Submitted on April 25, 2011, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin.) 

2. Historic Madison. An article on Elmside from the Madison historical society. (Submitted on April 25, 2011, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin.) 

3. Dane County Historical Society. Society newsletter article regarding Simeon Mills. (Submitted on October 9, 2011, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin.) 
 
Elmside image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, April 24, 2011
3. Elmside
This is the eastern side of the house.
Elmside image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, April 24, 2011
4. Elmside
This is the northwestern corner of the house.
 
 
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 688 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 25, 2011, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin.
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