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

Mills Brothers Commercial Building

 
 
Mills Brothers Commercial Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, December 16, 2011
1. Mills Brothers Commercial Building Marker
Inscription. Built in 1904, this Neo-Classical Revival building was constructed for local grocers Albert and Elmer Mills. The wall ad around the corner for Gardner's "Purity Bread" with its butter yellow wrapper dates to the early 50s when the building was occupied by Star Grocery. Gardner's Bakery had its main bakery operation on East Washington Avenue. The mural was restored in 2003 by the Marquette Neighborhood Association with financial assistance from the City's Community Enhancement Program.
 
Location. 43° 4.912′ N, 89° 21.968′ W. Marker is in Madison, Wisconsin, in Dane County. Marker is at the intersection of Williamson Street and South Ingersoll Street, on the right when traveling east on Williamson Street. 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. Cutter House (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Curtis-Kittleson House (about 600 feet away); Orton Park (about 600 feet away); Toward Revolution / 1970's Vision (about 700 feet away); B. B. Clarke House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lougee House
Mills Brothers Commercial Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, December 16, 2011
2. Mills Brothers Commercial Building Marker
The marker is on the corner of the building on the left.
(approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Orton Park (approx. 0.2 miles away); Gay Liberation Sculpture (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Madison.
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
Mills Brothers Commercial Building image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, December 16, 2011
3. Mills Brothers Commercial Building
This is the South Ingersoll Street side of the building, with the mural mentioned in the marker on the right.
Closeup of Mural image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, December 16, 2011
4. Closeup of Mural
Closeup of Mural image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, December 16, 2011
5. Closeup of Mural
"Keep that slim and radiant look - request our free diet book. Speed Gardner"
Closeup of Mural image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, December 16, 2011
6. Closeup of Mural
"A tisket, a tasket - put purity in your basket"
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 16, 2011, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 300 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 16, 2011, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin.   4, 5, 6. submitted on December 17, 2011, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin.
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