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

Tenney Park

 
 
Tenney Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, December 1, 2011
1. Tenney Park Marker
Inscription. This park was named for its principle benefactor, Daniel Kent Tenney (1834 - 1915), an attorney, who purchased a portion of this marshland in 1899 and donated it to the Madison Park and Pleasure Drive Association to be developed and maintained as an "in-city" park for working people. He gave additional funds for park improvements. The acquisition of Tenney Park triggered a new era of park philanthropy and development, and by 1910 the original 14-acre parcel had grown to 44 acres.
 
Location. 43° 5.516′ N, 89° 22.023′ W. Marker is in Madison, Wisconsin, in Dane County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of North Thornton Avenue and East Johnson Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Madison WI 53703, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sherman Avenue Crossing (approx. mile away); a different marker also named Tenney Park (approx. mile away); Steensland Bridge (approx. mile away); Fuller & Johnson Manufacturing Co. Office Building (approx. mile away); Tenney Park Lock and Dam (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker
Tenney Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, December 1, 2011
2. Tenney Park Marker
The Tenney Park marker is under the awning of the new John Wall Family Pavilion at Tenney Park. The John Wall Family Pavilion marker is on the right.
also named Steensland Bridge (approx. 0.3 miles away); Burr Jones Field (approx. 0.3 miles away); Gisholt Machine Company Manufacturing Complex (approx. 0.3 miles 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 regarding Tenney.
 
Categories. Charity & Public Work
 
John Wall Family Pavilion image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, December 1, 2011
3. John Wall Family Pavilion
This is the side of the Pavilion opposite the marker (the East Johnson Street side).
John Wall Family Pavilion Marker image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, December 1, 2011
4. John Wall Family Pavilion Marker
This marker is on the wall of the Pavilion near the Tenney Park marker.
Daniel K. Tenney image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman
5. Daniel K. Tenney
This portrait of Daniel Tenney hangs in the Wisconsin State Law Library.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 1, 2011, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 407 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 2, 2011, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin.   5. submitted on April 19, 2014, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin.
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