Madison in Dane County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Mohr / Christoﬀer Block
Designated July 11, 1994
Erected 2013 by Madison Landmarks Commission. (Marker Number 119.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Wisconsin, Madison Landmarks Commission marker series.
Location. 43° 4.362′ N, 89° 23.076′ W. Marker is in Madison, Wisconsin, in Dane County. Marker is at the intersection of West Main Street and South Hamilton Street, on the left when traveling west on West Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 115 West Main Street, Madison WI 53703, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Smith and Lamb Block (within shouting distance of this marker); Jackman Building Baskerville Apartments (within shouting distance of this marker); Way of the Cross at Cathedral Place (within shouting distance of this marker); Hotel Loraine (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); What would you have seen here 14,000 years ago? (about 400 feet away); Grace Episcopal Church (about 500 feet away); This city was planned in 1836 (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Madison.
Regarding Mohr / Christoffer Block. According to the Madison Landmarks Commission, "The first occupants of this building were the Park Bakery and Restaurant on the left and the furniture and undertaking establishment of H. C. Christopher and partners on the right. From 1898 to 1909 the upper stories housed the offices of the American Thresherman, a farming magazine with a national distribution. After 1909 the same space housed 'Fighting Bob' and Belle Case La Follette's La Follette's Weekly, a nationally known progressive journal that after his death became known as the Progressive magazine."
Related markers. list of markers that are related to this marker. This is a list of markers dealing with "Fighting Bob" La Follette.
Also see . . . Madison Landmarks Commission. The landmark nomination form for the building. (Submitted on July 27, 2013, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 26, 2013, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 328 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on July 26, 2013, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 27, 2013, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin.