Madison in Dane County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Washington Grade and Orthopedic School
John Flad, Architect
Designated March 30, 1999
Erected 2012 by the Madison Landmarks Commission. (Marker Number 140.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Wisconsin, Madison Landmarks Commission marker series.
Location. 43° 4.242′ N, 89° 23.661′ W. Marker is in Madison, Wisconsin, in Dane County. Marker is at the intersection of West Dayton Street and North Bedford Street, on the right when traveling east on West Dayton Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 545 West Dayton Street, Madison WI 53703, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Wiedenbeck-Dobelin Warehouse (about Milwaukee Road Depot (approx. 0.2 miles away); Grimm Book Bindery (approx. 0.2 miles away); Luther Memorial Chapel (approx. ¼ mile away); James Doris Farmhouse (approx. ¼ mile away); James and Bridget Casserly House (approx. ¼ mile away); Derrick C. Bush House (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Temperance Movement Battled Madison''s Breweries (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Madison.
Regarding Washington Grade and Orthopedic School. According to the Madison Landmarks Commission, "This building was funded by the federal Public Works Administration during the Great Depression, and is a significant example of the Art Moderne style applied to an academic building. Rounded corners, concrete banding at the sill line, and a concrete water table produce the streamlined effect. Decorative metal window grilles with stylized chevrons and feather-like verticals complete the Art-Moderne design. This school replaced three older, smaller schools in the area, and specialized
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 John Flad.
Also see . . . Madison Landmarks Commission. The landmark nomination form for the building (pdf). (Submitted on March 2, 2012, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin.)
Additional keywords. Architecture
Categories. • Education •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 29, 2012, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 432 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on February 29, 2012, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on March 1, 2012, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. 8. submitted on March 3, 2012, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin.