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

Corry Carriage House

1911

 
 
Corry Carriage House Marker image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, August 2, 2011
1. Corry Carriage House Marker
Inscription. This quaint stone carriage house was built for James and Minnie Corry. Corry, a well-known realtor, helped develop the Fair Oaks plat and was a promoter of the east side. The Corrys' plans to build a house in front of the carriage house were halted when Corry died unexpectedly at the age of 44. Used then as a garage and temporary residence, the building was remodeled as a permanent residence in 1946. As one of a handful of carriage houses left in the city, it is a rare reminder of the days of the horse and buggy.
 
Erected 1983 by the Madison Landmarks Commission. (Marker Number 76.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Wisconsin, Madison Landmarks Commission marker series.
 
Location. 43° 5.403′ N, 89° 20.509′ W. Marker is in Madison, Wisconsin, in Dane County. Marker is at the intersection of Lakeland Avenue and Elmside Boulevard, on the left when traveling east on Lakeland Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2906 Lakeland Avenue, Madison WI 53704, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. "Let The Great Spirits Soar" (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Bear and Lynx Effigy Mounds
Corry Carriage House Marker image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, August 2, 2011
2. Corry Carriage House Marker
The marker is to the right of the front stairs to the house, near the sidewalk.
(about 400 feet away); Riley House (about 400 feet away); Lt. Gerald Stull USAF (about 500 feet away); Lizard Effigy Mound (approx. 0.2 miles away); Herman J. Loftsgordon House (approx. mile away); "Elmside" (approx. mile away); St. Bernard's Catholic Church (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Madison.
 
Regarding Corry Carriage House. According to the landmark nomination form for the house, see link, the house "was built of Prairie du Chien stone from the third Capitol, which burned Feb. 27, 1904. The stones are reported to have been brought across the frozen lake in winter."
 
Also see . . .  Madison Landmarks Commission. The landmark nomination form for the house. (Submitted on August 2, 2011, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin.) 
 
Categories. Notable BuildingsNotable Persons
 
Corry Carriage House Marker image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, August 2, 2011
3. Corry Carriage House Marker
Corry Carriage House Marker image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, August 2, 2011
4. Corry Carriage House Marker
The side of the house viewed from Elmside Boulevard.
Corry Carriage House Marker image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, August 2, 2011
5. Corry Carriage House Marker
The back of the house.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 2, 2011, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 435 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 3, 2011, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin.
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