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

Timothy and Katherine McCarthy House

Conover and Porter, Architects

 

1897

 
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By William J. Toman, April 7, 2012
1. Timothy and Katherine McCarthy House Marker
Inscription. This home is an exceptional example of the Free-Classic subtype of the Queen Anne style which was at the height of local popularity between 1880 and 1910. The Queen Anne style was derived from England and architects' interpretation of early English architecture; the Free Classic subtype is an American interpretation, incorporating classical elements. This home exhibits many stylistic hallmarks including a steeply pitched hipped roof with prominent cross gables, asymmetric facade, porches with grouped Classical columns, patterned shingles, dentils and patterned masonry chimneys.

Designated September 7, 2004
 
Erected 2012 by the Madison Landmarks Commission. (Marker Number 161.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Wisconsin, Madison Landmarks Commission marker series.
 
Location. 43° 4.724′ N, 89° 22.164′ W. Marker is in Madison, Wisconsin, in Dane County. Marker is at the intersection of Jenifer Street and South Paterson Street, on the right when traveling west on Jenifer Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 848 Jenifer Street, Madison WI 53703, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Hyer - Jaquish Hotel (within shouting
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By William J. Toman, April 7, 2012
2. Timothy and Katherine McCarthy House Marker
The marker is on the ground near the sidewalk, to the left of the front walk.
distance of this marker); Biederstaedt – Breitenbach Grocery (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); B.B. Clarke (about 400 feet away); John George Ott House (about 600 feet away); Klose Cottage (about 700 feet away); Sauthoff House (about 700 feet away); Madison Candy Company (about 700 feet away); Kircher House (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Madison.
 
Regarding Timothy and Katherine McCarthy House. According to the Madison Landmarks Commission, "American versions like this one often include Colonial ornamentation like capped windows and broken pediments. It is an excellent residential example of the teamwork of master builder Timothy McCarthy and master architects Conover and Porter during the height of their careers and the height of the popularity of the Queen Anne style."
 
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.
 
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By William J. Toman, April 7, 2012
3. Timothy and Katherine McCarthy House
 Madison Landmarks Commission. The landmark nomination form for the building (pdf). (Submitted on April 8, 2012, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin.) 
 
Additional keywords. Architecture
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
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By William J. Toman, April 7, 2012
4. Timothy and Katherine McCarthy House
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 8, 2012, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 334 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on April 8, 2012, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin.   2, 3, 4. submitted on April 15, 2012, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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