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

Dick-Eddy Buildings

1889 and 1907

 

—Conover and Porter, Architects —

 
Dick-Eddy Buildings Marker image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, October 7, 2011
1. Dick-Eddy Buildings Marker
Inscription. The imposing Dick Building is a flat-iron building in the Richardsonian Romanesque style, a style in which the local architects, Conover and Porter, were particularly adept. The Dick block was built in part to house Christian Dick's wine and liquor wholesale business. It also housed the Schlitz saloon, Prof. Kehl's Dance Academy and offices. The Eddy building next door was built by E. W. Eddy to house his "One Minute Lunch Room," a popular inexpensive eatery.

Designated October 20, 1998
 
Erected 2011 by the Madison Landmarks Commission. (Marker Number 137.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Wisconsin, Madison Landmarks Commission marker series.
 
Location. 43° 4.474′ N, 89° 22.834′ W. Marker is in Madison, Wisconsin, in Dane County. Marker is at the intersection of East Doty Street and King Street, on the left when traveling east on East Doty Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 119 King Street, Madison WI 53703, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fess Hotel (a few steps from this marker); King Street Arcade (within shouting distance of this marker); Madison Hotel
Dick-Eddy Buildings Marker image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, October 7, 2011
2. Dick-Eddy Buildings Marker
The marker is on the lower right corner of the Dick building, which is in the center of the photo. The Eddy building is immediately to the left of the Dick building. This is the East Doty Street side of the buildings.
(within shouting distance of this marker); Eben and Rosaline Peck (within shouting distance of this marker); Peck Cabin (within shouting distance of this marker); Philip Schoen Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Suhr Bank Building (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Bellevue Apartments (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Madison.
 
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 Conover.
 
Also see . . .  Madison Landmarks Commission (pdf). The landmark nomination form for the buildings. (Submitted on October 7, 2011, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin.) 
 
Additional keywords. Architecture
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
Dick-Eddy Buildings image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, October 7, 2011
3. Dick-Eddy Buildings
This is the King Street side of the buildings, with the Dick building on the left and the Eddy building on the right.
Dick-Eddy Buildings image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, October 11, 2011
4. Dick-Eddy Buildings
The view of the buildings looking up King Street toward the State Capitol. The window capstone on the Dick building says "1889."
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 7, 2011, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 495 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 7, 2011, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin.   3, 4. submitted on October 11, 2011, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin.
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