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

Eggiman House

Robert W. McLaughlin Jr. Designer - 1936-1937

 
 
Eggiman House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Gordon Govier, April 22, 2016
1. Eggiman House Marker
Inscription. The Eggiman House is Wisconsin's only Motohome, a low-cost, prefabricated home manufactured of metal and concrete panels and sold by American Homes, Inc. The Motohome, manufactured between 1932 and 1937, is a nationally important example of the effort to industrialize the production of housing during the great depression. No more than 150 Motohomes were sold, making this house a rare example of early mass-produced housing. The Eggiman House is significant as an excellent example of the international style and for the application of industrial engineering to residential design.
 
Erected 2016 by Madison Landmarks Commission.
 
Location. 43° 3.431′ N, 89° 23.87′ W. Marker is in Madison, Wisconsin, in Dane County. Marker is on Parr Street near South Shore Drive, on the right. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Madison WI 53715, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Bernie's Beach (approx. 0.4 miles away); Greenbush (approx. half a mile away); Indian Mounds (approx. 0.6 miles away); Bowen House (approx. 0.6 miles away); Longfellow School
Eggiman House image. Click for full size.
By Gordon Govier, April 22, 2016
2. Eggiman House
(approx. 0.6 miles away); American Tobacco Co. Warehouses (approx. 0.7 miles away); Brittingham Boat House (approx. 0.7 miles away); a different marker also named The Greenbush (approx. mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Madison.
 
Categories. Architecture
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 28, 2016, by Gordon Govier of Monona, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 257 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 28, 2016, by Gordon Govier of Monona, Wisconsin. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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