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Hotel Loraine

Herbert W. Tullgren, Architect

 

1923-25

 
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By William J. Toman, October 14, 2011
1. Hotel Loraine Marker
Inscription. This building was designed by Herbert W. Tullgren, an architect nationally known for his design of hotels and apartment buildings in period revival styles. Hotel Loraine, having elements of both the Tudor and Mediterranean revival styles was the most expensive commercial construction project in the city to date, at $1.1 million. Named after the niece of hotel company president, Walter Schroeder, Hotel Loraine contributed to the social and commercial development of the city by hosting numerous celebrities and notable events as a primier lodging place until 1968.

Designated October 25, 2002
 
Erected 2011 by the Madison Landmarks Commission. (Marker Number 159.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Wisconsin, Madison Landmarks Commission marker series.
 
Location. 43° 4.407′ N, 89° 23.146′ W. Marker is in Madison, Wisconsin, in Dane County. Marker is at the intersection of West Washington Avenue and North Fairchild Street, on the left when traveling west on West Washington Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 123 West Washington Avenue, Madison WI 53703, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Grace Episcopal Church (within
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By William J. Toman, October 14, 2011
2. Hotel Loraine Marker
The marker is to the right of the front entrance, which is on West Washington Avenue.
shouting distance of this marker); What would you have seen here 14,000 years ago? (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Grace Episcopal Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Way of the Cross at Cathedral Place (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Mohr / Christoffer Block (about 400 feet away); Smith and Lamb Block (about 500 feet away); Schubert Building (about 500 feet away); Jackman Building (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Madison.
 
Regarding Hotel Loraine. According to the Madison Landmarks Commission, "The Hotel Loraine was Madison's premier hotel from 1924 until 1968, when its gradual conversion to an office building began. When it was built, the Loraine was the most expensive commercial construction project that the city had ever seen, at $1.1 million. Built in an eclectic style blending Mediterranean design elements with Gothic-derived decorative elements, the composition of the two principle facades is classical, with a two-story base,
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By William J. Toman, October 14, 2011
3. Hotel Loraine
six-story midsection and two-story terminal section." Hotel Loraine is now primarily condominium homes.
 
Also see . . .  Madison Landmarks Commission (pdf). The landmark nomination form for the building. (Submitted on October 14, 2011, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin.) 
 
Additional keywords. Architecture
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 14, 2011, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 483 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 14, 2011, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin.
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