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

Schubert Building

Ferdinand Kronenberg, Architect

 

—1908 —

 
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By William J. Toman, October 29, 2014
1. Schubert Building Marker
Inscription. The Schubert Building is significant as a commercial example of the Queen Anne style and was built as a restaurant and saloon at the ground floor and an apartment above. Elements of the commercial Queen Anne style evident here include texture and variety in wall planes, an upper-floor bay window, an ornamented cornice and a Flemish gable. Of particular note is its storefront, one of the oldest intact storefronts in Madison. The building's exceptional stained glass transom window features stylized Arts and Crafts floral motifs, and is the only transom window of its kind in Madison.

Designated February 26, 2008
 
Erected 2014 by the Madison Landmarks Commission. (Marker Number 173.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Wisconsin, Madison Landmarks Commission marker series.
 
Location. 43° 4.464′ N, 89° 23.22′ W. Marker is in Madison, Wisconsin, in Dane County. Marker is at the intersection of West Mifflin Street and North Fairchild Street, on the right when traveling west on West Mifflin Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 120 West Mifflin Street, Madison WI 53703, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Willett S. Main Building
Schubert Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, October 29, 2014
2. Schubert Building Marker
The marker is on the side of the building to the right.
(within shouting distance of this marker); Lamb Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Grace Episcopal Church (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Kessenich's Building (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named Grace Episcopal Church (about 400 feet away); Hotel Loraine (about 500 feet away); What would you have seen here 14,000 years ago? (about 500 feet away); Orpheum Theater (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Madison.
 
Regarding Schubert Building. According to the Madison Landmarks Commission, "The Schubert Building is a brick commercial structure constructed in the Queen Anne style in 1908, and originally housed Andrew Schubert’s Silver Dollar Saloon and Restaurant, which closed during prohibition. The roofline is formed by a Flemish gable, and three simple ornamental plaques decorate the building’s front façade. The most notable element is the bay window in the second floor. Queen Anne buildings typically incorporate design elements from other styles. The Schubert
Schubert Building image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, October 29, 2014
3. Schubert Building
Building includes a handsome leaded three-paneled glass transom above the storefront. The Schubert transom window is unique among remaining transom windows, and incorporates curving floral patterns with the stylization of the Arts and Crafts movement."
 
Also see . . .  Madison Landmarks Commission. The landmark nomination form for the building. (Submitted on October 31, 2014, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin.) 
 
Additional keywords. Architecture
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Schubert Building image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, October 29, 2014
4. Schubert Building
Detail of the stained glass transom window mentioned in the marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 29, 2014, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 204 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 29, 2014, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin.   4. submitted on November 2, 2014, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin.
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