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

Phi Gamma Delta House

Law, Law and Potter, Architects

 

1928

 
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By William J. Toman, April 22, 2012
1. Phi Gamma Delta House Marker
Inscription. This house is significant for its association with the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity as well as for its English Tudor revival style design by local master architects Law, Law and Potter. Executed in rusticated local limestone, the fraternity commissioned this house and therefore its interior plan is specially suited to the needs of an active fraternity. The house is divided into three sections: the street-facing part has a reception room and accommodations for visiting alumni; the lakeside pavilion houses social functions; and connecting the two is a dormitory for resident students.

Designated April 25, 1983
 
Erected 2012 by the Madison Landmarks Commission. (Marker Number 72.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Wisconsin, Madison Landmarks Commission marker series.
 
Location. 43° 4.706′ N, 89° 23.419′ W. Marker is in Madison, Wisconsin, in Dane County. Marker is at the intersection of Langdon Street and Wisconsin Avenue, on the right when traveling west on Langdon Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 16 Langdon Street, Madison WI 53703, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Frank G. Brown House ( within shouting distance
Phi Gamma Delta House Marker image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, April 22, 2012
2. Phi Gamma Delta House Marker
The marker is on the ground near the sidewalk.
of this marker); World-famous architect Frank Lloyd Wright called Madison his hometown ( within shouting distance of this marker); Beecroft House ( about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Van Slyke House ( about 300 feet away); Suhr House ( about 400 feet away); James Mears House ( about 500 feet away); Quisling Towers Apartments ( about 500 feet away); Breese J. Stevens House ( about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Madison.
 
Regarding Phi Gamma Delta House. According to the Madison Landmarks Commission, "This campus home of graduate and undergraduate members of Mu Chapter of Phi Gamma Delta fraternity, this imposing English Tudor revival style house was designed by Law, Law and Potter, Madison's most successful architectural firm in the 1920s and 1930s. The floor plan has three parts, with the 'Alumni Cottage' at the front, the dormitory section in the middle and the stately 'Great Hall' lakeside. This unique concept was developed by architect Frank Lloyd Wright, who worked on early designs for the
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By William J. Toman, April 22, 2012
3. Phi Gamma Delta House
house."
 
Also see . . .  Madison Landmarks Commission. The landmark nomination form for the building (pdf). (Submitted on May 19, 2012, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin.) 
 
Categories. Fraternal or Sororal Organizations
 
Phi Gamma Delta House image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, April 22, 2012
4. Phi Gamma Delta House
This view of the east side of the house shows how it descends down the hill to the lake.
Phi Gamma Delta House image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, April 22, 2012
5. Phi Gamma Delta House
This is a view of the lake side of the house.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 19, 2012, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 440 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 19, 2012, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin.   4, 5. submitted on May 22, 2012, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin.
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