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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Madison, Wisconsin

Clickable Map of Dane County, Wisconsin and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Dane County, WI (444) Columbia County, WI (74) Dodge County, WI (26) Green County, WI (11) Iowa County, WI (21) Jefferson County, WI (49) Rock County, WI (35) Sauk County, WI (61)  DaneCounty(444) Dane County (444)  ColumbiaCounty(74) Columbia County (74)  DodgeCounty(26) Dodge County (26)  GreenCounty(11) Green County (11)  IowaCounty(21) Iowa County (21)  JeffersonCounty(49) Jefferson County (49)  RockCounty(35) Rock County (35)  SaukCounty(61) Sauk County (61)
Madison is the county seat for Dane County
Madison is in Dane County
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      Dodge County (26)  
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1 Wisconsin, Dane County, Madison — 82 — "Elmside" — The Simeon and Maria Mills House — 1863 —
This elegant Italian villa style house was constructed of native sandstone on the 191-acre country estate of Simeon and Maria Mills. An early pioneer from Ohio, Mills erected Madison's first store and was a banker, real estate developer and . . . Map (db m41983) HM
2 Wisconsin, Dane County, Madison — "Let The Great Spirits Soar"
This memorial, carved by Harry R. Whitehorse from a storm-damaged hackberry tree, honors his Indian ancestors and is a tribute to the Effigy Mound Builders. Sculpture funded by City of Madison Committee for the Arts Dane County Cultural Affairs . . . Map (db m33497) HM
3 Wisconsin, Dane County, Madison — 84 — 9XM - WHA — "The Oldest Station in the Nation"
On this campus pioneer research and experimentation in "wireless" led to successful transmissions of voice and music in 1917, and the beginning of broadcasting on a scheduled basis in 1919. Experimental station 9XM transmitted telegraphic . . . Map (db m33629) HM
4 Wisconsin, Dane County, Madison — A Grand Experiment — Bascom Hill Historic District
Fed up with the formalities of traditional education, Professor Alexander Meikeljohn decided in 1927 to try something new, converting a university residence hall into an "Experimental College." Students took no tests and received no grades, but . . . Map (db m31986) HM
5 Wisconsin, Dane County, Madison — A Living Room for Campus — Bascom Hill Historic District
The Memorial Union is the university’s premier gathering place, serving as a welcoming living room for the entire campus community. Built in the Italian Renaissance Revival style (1928) with an International style theater wing addition (1939), the . . . Map (db m111258) HM
6 Wisconsin, Dane County, Madison — A Stage for All — Bascom Hill Historic District — Reported missing
Not long after she was denied permission to perform in the D.A.R. Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C., because she was African-American, famous singer Marian Anderson found welcome at the University of Wisconsin. She sang at the Memorial Union in . . . Map (db m32697) HM
7 Wisconsin, Dane County, Madison — 4 — Alexander Smith House
Built of sand limestone and cap limestone from a nearby quarry, this residence is an example of the Greek Revival style. The building was constructed as a farmhouse, but it also served as a halfway house for travelers between Milwaukee and Prairie . . . Map (db m41991) HM
8 Wisconsin, Dane County, Madison — 36 — American Exchange Bank — 1871 — Shipman —
This Italian Renaissance Revival style structure, a distinguished example of its type, was designed by Madison architect Stephen Vaughn Shipman. Built of Madison sandstone as the Park Savings Bank, the structure occupies the former site of the . . . Map (db m33644) HM
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9 Wisconsin, Dane County, Madison — American House
American House occupied this site 1838-1868 The first legislature in Madison met here November 26, 1838Map (db m36662) HM
10 Wisconsin, Dane County, Madison — 98 — American Tobacco Co. Warehouses — 1899 - 1901
These two buildings are the most substantial warehouses built in Madison to house the processing of leaf tobacco. From the Civil War until the 1940s, leaf tobacco was among Dane County's most lucrative crops. The tobacco grown in Wisconsin was . . . Map (db m53072) HM
11 Wisconsin, Dane County, Madison — Armory & Gymnasium — University of Wisconsin - Madison
Armory & Gymnasium University of Wisconsin - Madison has been designated a National Historic Landmark This site possesses national significance in commemorating the history of the United States of America.Map (db m34019) HM
12 Wisconsin, Dane County, Madison — Barry Alvarez
Winningest coach in UW football history with 118-73-4 record Guided Badgers to three Big Ten and three Rose Bowl titles in 16 seasons (1990-2006) Led UW to .727 winning percentage (8-3 record) in bowl games (best in college history at time of his . . . Map (db m45685) HM
13 Wisconsin, Dane County, Madison — 8 — Bashford House — 1856-7
This house is an example of the towered Italian Villa style executed in sandstone. Its square, hipped roof, three story tower, or campanile, is unique among old Madison residences. The house was first occupied by H. K. Lawrence, banker and . . . Map (db m32466) HM
14 Wisconsin, Dane County, Madison — 99 — Baskerville Apartments — 1913-1914
The Baskerville Apartments is one of Madison's finest remaining early apartment houses, built in an era of population explosion caused by enlargement of the University of Wisconsin, state government and private industry. Downtown densities increased . . . Map (db m38941) HM
15 Wisconsin, Dane County, Madison — 94 — Bear and Lynx Effigy Mounds — 500-1000 A.D.
These mounds were constructed by a people of a hunting and gathering culture who met periodically at ceremonial grounds like this one to bury their dead.Map (db m33501) HM
16 Wisconsin, Dane County, Madison — 81 — Bellevue Apartments — 1913 - 1914
Constructed by local builder Charles E. Marks, the Bellevue was the largest and most expensive apartment building erected during Madison's pre-World War I apartment house boom. Advertised as a place of "ease and comfort," the Bellevue featured such . . . Map (db m39920) HM
17 Wisconsin, Dane County, Madison — 109 — Belmont Hotel — Balch and Lippert, Architects — 1923 - 1924 —
The Belmont Hotel was built to serve business travelers and legislators, with two dining rooms and "modern facilities," meaning adjacent bathrooms. City boosters hoped that it would encourage conventions to come to Madison. The construction of the . . . Map (db m41969) HM
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18 Wisconsin, Dane County, Madison — Bird Effigy
Common type of Indian emblematic mound: Body 52½ feet, wingspread formerly about 133 feetMap (db m33423) HM
19 Wisconsin, Dane County, Madison — 34 — Bird Effigy Mound — 500-1000 A.D.
This mound was constructed by people of a hunting and gathering culture who met periodically at ceremonial grounds like this one to bury their dead.Map (db m33532) HM
20 Wisconsin, Dane County, Madison — Black Hawk — Sauk Chief
Black Hawk, Sauk chief, retreated through these grounds July 21, 1832 pursued by militia and U.S. regulars.Map (db m32247) HM
21 Wisconsin, Dane County, Madison — 1 — Black Hawk — Lake Monona: Change
Madison changed with great speed in the 1830s: from Ho-Chunk home to war zone to capital city. Powerful forces were gathering against the Ho-Chunks. To gain more land, southwest Wisconsin lead miners pressured the U.S. government to remove the . . . Map (db m35314) HM
22 Wisconsin, Dane County, Madison — Born in Madison, the Wisconsin Idea changed the nation — The Madison Heritage Series
In the early 20th century, experts from around the country came to study Wisconsin’s “laboratory of democracy.” The state’s Progressive politicians, led by “Fighting Bob”—Governor Robert La Follette Sr.—were using . . . Map (db m32939) HM
23 Wisconsin, Dane County, Madison — 143 — Boutell House — 1923
The Boutell House is significant as an elegant and finely detailed example of the Georgian Revival style in Madison. The style, locally popular between 1900 and 1940, is the product of the emergence of interest in Colonial architecture of the United . . . Map (db m154088) HM
24 Wisconsin, Dane County, Madison — 13 — Breese J. Stevens House — 1863 - 1864
This multi-faceted brick Italianate house was built for Madison lawyer, Daniel K. Tenney. In 1871, Tenney sold it to Breese J. Stevens who probably altered the house significantly during his ownership. Stevens was elected mayor of Madison in 1884 . . . Map (db m40861) HM
25 Wisconsin, Dane County, Madison — 49 — Brittingham Boat House — Ferry & Clas — 1910 —
The construction of this public boat house represents the spirit of municipal improvement that infused this city at the turn of the century. The parkland and its model facilities were created through the generosity of lumberman Thomas E. . . . Map (db m32456) HM
26 Wisconsin, Dane County, Madison — Burrows Park
This land was bequeathed to the Madison Park and Pleasure Drive Association in 1909 by one of its active members, George B. Burrows (1832 - 1909). The lake shore area was filled to its present level by dredging the lake bottom. Until 1913 an on-site . . . Map (db m44408) HM
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27 Wisconsin, Dane County, Madison — 111 — Camp Randall
From these historic grounds went forth Wisconsin's sons to fight for the preservation of the nation in the American Civil War -- 1861-1865. More than 70,000 men trained for service within the boundaries of this camp named after Alexander W. Randall, . . . Map (db m31743) HM
28 Wisconsin, Dane County, Madison — Capitol Square has long been the heart of the city — The Madison Heritage Series
Even before Madison was founded, people met to exchange money and merchandise not far from this spot. Five hundred Ho-Chunk camped near the square in 1832 to swap furs for trader Oliver Armel’s goods. People began building businesses on Capitol . . . Map (db m33482) HM
29 Wisconsin, Dane County, Madison — 107 — Cardinal Hotel — Ferdinand Kronenberg, Architect — 1908-1909 — Reported missing
The Cardinal Hotel, designed by prolific Madison architect Ferdinand Kronenberg, is significant for its association with east Madison's commercial and railway corridor. Conceived primarily to serve rail passengers, when constructed the hotel towered . . . Map (db m77755) HM
30 Wisconsin, Dane County, Madison — Chamberlin Rock
This tablet commemorates the services to Wisconsin of Thomas Chrowder Chamberlin, leader in science and education, State Geologist of Wisconsin, 1873-1882, President of the University, 1887-1892. As State Geologist he conducted a survey . . . Map (db m32249) HM
31 Wisconsin, Dane County, Madison — Conical Mound — 0 - 400 A.D.
This mound was constructed by a people of a hunting and gathering culture who met periodically at ceremonial grounds like this one to bury their dead.Map (db m33245) HM
32 Wisconsin, Dane County, Madison — Controlling Blood Clotting — College of Agricultural and Life Sciences
Through the misfortune of a Wisconsin farmer, biochemist Karl Paul Link and his University of Wisconsin associates were handed the keys to discovery of anticlotting factors. Farmer Ed Carlson in February 1933 brought to Link sweet clover hay that he . . . Map (db m115517) HM
33 Wisconsin, Dane County, Madison — 76 — Corry Carriage House — 1911
This quaint stone carriage house was built for James and Minnie Corry. Corry, a well-known realtor, helped develop the Fair Oaks plat and was a promoter of the east side. The Corrys' plans to build a house in front of the carriage house were halted . . . Map (db m45442) HM
34 Wisconsin, Dane County, Madison — David James Schaefer — 1955-2004
David James Schaefer, 1955-2004 was a phenomenal phenomenon. Though plagued by the progressive debilities of cerebral palsy, "Schaefer" was an uncomplaining and generous friend to many. Disability Rights Specialist for the City of Madison in . . . Map (db m40520) HM
35 Wisconsin, Dane County, Madison — 387 — Dean House / Nathaniel Dean
Marker Front: Dean House This simple flat-roofed cream brick structure with wood cornice and dentils was built by the Dean family as their country home. After 1871, the home was used by tenant farmers and in the 1920's as the Monona . . . Map (db m144039) HM
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36 Wisconsin, Dane County, Madison — 69 — Derrick C. Bush House — ca. 1867
Built of cream brick, this handsome Italianate house was constructed for Derrick C. Bush (1816-1887). A Vermont native, Bush became the village of Madison's first assessor in 1854, and later, a county judge. A later owner, Phineas Baldwin, was a . . . Map (db m41393) HM
37 Wisconsin, Dane County, Madison — 137 — Dick-Eddy Buildings — 1889 and 1907 — Conover and Porter, Architects —
The imposing Dick Building is a flat-iron building in the Richardsonian Romanesque style, a style in which the local architects, Conover and Porter, were particularly adept. The Dick block was built in part to house Christian Dick's wine and liquor . . . Map (db m200505) HM
38 Wisconsin, Dane County, Madison — Discovering Vitamins and Trace Minerals — College of Agricultural and Life Sciences
By feeding diets of single grains to sixteen dairy heifers, University of Wisconsin scientists under the direction of biochemist E.B. Hart in 1907 set the stage for the discovery of vitamins and essential trace minerals. These feeding experiments . . . Map (db m32356) HM
39 Wisconsin, Dane County, Madison — Discovery of Vitamins A and B — College of Agricultural and Life Sciences
In 1913 University of Wisconsin biochemist Elmer V. McCollum and associates used rats to conduct nutritional studies that led to the discovery of vitamin A in butterfat and cod liver oil. In 1917 his group discovered vitamin B complex in milk whey. . . . Map (db m57103) HM
40 Wisconsin, Dane County, Madison — Disease-Resistant Plants — College of Agricultural and Life Sciences
At the end of the 19th century, a fungal infection called cabbage yellows threatened the entire Wisconsin cabbage crop. University of Wisconsin plant pathologist John C. Walker solved the problem by developing strains of cabbage resistant to the . . . Map (db m32398) HM
41 Wisconsin, Dane County, Madison — 156 — Doty School — Claude and Starck, Architect — 1906 —
Built during a population boom in Madison, Doty School replaced the smaller Fourth Ward School built on this site in 1866. When it opened, the new school was renamed for Madison's founder, James Duane Doty, the person responsible for Madison's . . . Map (db m53073) HM
42 Wisconsin, Dane County, Madison — 158 — Dowling Apartments — Philip Dean, Architect — 1922 —
William and Margaret Dowling built this impeccably maintained Craftsman style apartment building. It included luxury amenities such as chandeliers and built-in breakfronts in the dining rooms, laundry service and a dumb waiter system. Margaret . . . Map (db m40290) HM
43 Wisconsin, Dane County, Madison — Dr. Robert Fassnacht — In Memoriam
This is the site of the Sterling Hall bombing, which occurred at 3:40 AM on August 24, 1970. An outstanding research scientist, Dr. Robert Fassnacht, was killed in the bombing while working during the night in his laboratory on a physics experiment . . . Map (db m40975) HM
44 Wisconsin, Dane County, Madison — 155 — Draper Brothers Block — 1867
The Draper Brothers block is significant as one of the few remaining buildings of native sandstone from Madison's earliest era of commercial development and for being associated with Madison's commercial history, having housed a meat market on the . . . Map (db m52846) HM
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45 Wisconsin, Dane County, Madison — Drohman Farm
The land surrounding this spot was originally the farm of George and Mary Drohman, pioneer German settlers who came to the U.S. around 1846. From 1851 to 1906 another German-American family, Adolph and Mary Sigglekow and their two sons, tilled this . . . Map (db m45337) HM
46 Wisconsin, Dane County, Madison — Eagle Effigy
Largest Indian Mound of its Type in Wisconsin Body 131 Feet Wingspread 624 Feet Marked by the Wisconsin Archeological Society July 30, 1910Map (db m35130) HM
47 Wisconsin, Dane County, Madison — Eben and Rosaline Peck
Eben and Rosaline Peck erected Madison's first home on this site. April, 1837Map (db m36948) HM
48 Wisconsin, Dane County, Madison — Edna Taylor Conservation Park
Edna E.E. Taylor was a teacher, writer and, in her later years, a dairy farmer. A believer in "Sensible Ecology" she proposed to sell 37 of her 98 acres of land to the city of Madison. Added to 10 adjacent acres already held by the city and 11 acres . . . Map (db m33322) HM
49 Wisconsin, Dane County, Madison — Eliminating Pellagra — College of Agricultural and Life Sciences
Pellagra once was a widespread and often fatal disease that was particularly common where corn was a dietary staple. In 1938, University of Wisconsin biochemists Conrad Elvehjem and Frank Strong isolated and identified the B vitamin, niacin, and . . . Map (db m57097) HM
50 Wisconsin, Dane County, Madison — Elvis Presley Fight Scene
On this site, the corner of Hwy 51 and East Washington Avenue around 1 am, on June 24th, 1977, Elvis Presley was riding in the 2nd of two limousines which had stopped for a red light. He was coming from a concert in Des Moines and had just arrived . . . Map (db m37376) HM
51 Wisconsin, Dane County, Madison — 38 — Fess Hotel — 1858, 1901
A hotel for the common man throughout its history, the nineteenth century facade of the Fess remains a reminder of the commercial character of the King Street and Doty Street area. George Fess, the original proprietor of the hotel, catered to . . . Map (db m32944) HM
52 Wisconsin, Dane County, Madison — 77 — Fire Station #4 — 1904 - 1905
Designed by local architect, Lew F. Porter, Fire Station #4 is one of the oldest fire stations remaining in Madison. The tiny windows on the east facade lit horse stalls. The rapid expansion of University Heights, Wingra Park and other near west . . . Map (db m44550) HM
53 Wisconsin, Dane County, Madison — First Chemical Synthesis of a Gene — College of Agricultural and Life Sciences
Biochemist Har Gobind Khorana shared the Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine in 1968 for research that was essential to understanding how DNA is translated into proteins. His work at the Institute for Enzyme Research completed the puzzle of which . . . Map (db m57017) HM
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54 Wisconsin, Dane County, Madison — 61 — First Church of Christ, Scientist — Frank M. Riley — 1929 —
Designed with simplicity and grace, the First Church of Christ, Scientist is Georgian Revival in style, the form used for many early 20th century Christian Science churches across the country. It is the only Madison church designed by Frank Riley, . . . Map (db m40205) HM
55 Wisconsin, Dane County, Madison — First Reliable Test of Milk Quality — College of Agricultural and Life Sciences
A milestone in modern dairying was the development of a simple and accurate measure of the butterfat content of milk. University of Wisconsin biochemist Stephen M. Babcock in 1890 developed the test that made him internationally famous and . . . Map (db m32385) HM
56 Wisconsin, Dane County, Madison — Forging Agrarian Democracy — College of Agricultural and Life Sciences
The modern discipline of agricultural and applied economics owes much to University of Wisconsin scholars Henry C. Taylor and Benjamin H. Hibbard for their seminal work on the economic, political, and social meaning of land ownership. Agricultural . . . Map (db m32806) HM
57 Wisconsin, Dane County, Madison — Genetically Superior Crops — College of Agricultural and Life Sciences
University of Wisconsin geneticist R.A. Brink brought hybrid corn to Wisconsin, releasing the state's first hybrid for production in 1933. Eight years later ninety percent of Wisconsin corn was hybrid. Soon the yield per acre was tripled. Brink also . . . Map (db m32396) HM
58 Wisconsin, Dane County, Madison — Global Vision — Bascom Hill Historic District
In 1961, more than 100 University of Wisconsin students and graduates applied to spend two years volunteering in some of the world's neediest countries as part of a new program known as the Peace Corps. Their participation began a long relationship . . . Map (db m31951) HM
59 Wisconsin, Dane County, Madison — Grace Episcopal Church
Commemorating the one hundreth anniversary of the first service held in this church on Quinquagesima Sunday February 14, 1858 the Rt. Rev. Jackson Kemper Bishop of Wisconsin officiating.Map (db m38886) HM
60 Wisconsin, Dane County, Madison — 45 — Grace Episcopal Church — 1855-58 — James Douglas —
Designed by Milwaukee architect James Douglas, and constructed of local sandstone, Grace Episcopal Church is a distinguished example of the Gothic Revival style. Inspired by early English models, the corner tower contains a full carillon of bells. . . . Map (db m33076) HM
61 Wisconsin, Dane County, Madison — 28 — Greenbush
Once a marshy area off the shores of Lake Monona, this triangular shaped neighborhood became a dream for Italian immigrants during the early 1900's. Greenbush developed into one of America's countless Little Italys, complemented with Jewish, Black . . . Map (db m32636) HM
62 Wisconsin, Dane County, Madison — Hans Christian Heg
Colonel 15th Wis. Vols. Born in Norway Dec. 21, 1829 Fell at Chickamauga Sept. 19, 1863 Norwegian Americans gave this memorial to the State of WisconsinMap (db m33780) HM
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63 Wisconsin, Dane County, Madison — 37 — Heritage of the Hill
Madison developers Delaplaine and Burdick erected the three-story Lakeside Water Cure here in 1854. This unsuccessful venture closed after three years and re-opened in 1866 as a summer resort hotel. Known as the "Newport of the West," it appealed to . . . Map (db m32955) HM
64 Wisconsin, Dane County, Madison — 68 — Herman J. Loftsgordon House — 1918
Herman Loftsgordon and his family lived in this house from 1918 until 1946. Loftsgordon was one of five brothers who came to Madison from Mt. Horeb in the early 1900's and settled within blocks of each other in the Elmside plat. The family was . . . Map (db m41523) HM
65 Wisconsin, Dane County, Madison — Hiestand Park
The Hiestand family farmed this land for the last half of the 19th century. Settling here in the 1850's, Jacob Hiestand grew the first tobacco raised in Wisconsin. He served Blooming Grove in many capacities, including that of village chairman. His . . . Map (db m42183) HM
66 Wisconsin, Dane County, Madison — 44 — Hiestand School — 1915
Since about 1855 this site has been the location of the Blooming Grove township school. Named for pioneer tobacco grower, Jacob Hiestand, whose farmstead lay across the road, the original frame building was razed in 1915 to make way for this fully . . . Map (db m42206) HM
67 Wisconsin, Dane County, Madison — 75 — Holy Redeemer Catholic Church — 1865-1869
This is the first parish organized by German Catholics and is the second oldest Catholic church in Madison. This church replaces the original brick structure built on this site in 1857 by the 80 founding families The simple Romanesque Revival . . . Map (db m38884) HM
68 Wisconsin, Dane County, Madison — 75 — Holy Redeemer School Building — 1892
The Holy Redeemer School was founded in 1865 by German Catholics who were granted their own parish after separating from the Irish Congregation of St. Raphael. Classes were held within the church until growing enrollment necessitated a separate . . . Map (db m170938) HM
69 Wisconsin, Dane County, Madison — 159 — Hotel Loraine — Herbert W. Tullgren, Architect — 1923-25 —
This building was designed by Herbert W. Tullgren, an architect nationally known for his design of hotels and apartment buildings in period revival styles. Hotel Loraine, having elements of both the Tudor and Mediterranean revival styles was the . . . Map (db m48309) HM
70 Wisconsin, Dane County, Madison — Howard M. Temin — 1934-1994
This path is dedicated to the memory of Howard M. Temin 1934-1994 Distinguished Professor of Oncology (1960-1994) Eminent Virologist at the McArdle Laboratory for Cancer Research University of Wisconsin-Madison Nobel Prize in Physiology or . . . Map (db m37722) HM
71 Wisconsin, Dane County, Madison — Howard M. Temin — 1934-1994
This path is dedicated to the memory of Howard M. Temin 1934-1994 Distinguished Professor of Oncology (1960-1994) Eminent Virologist at the McArdle Laboratory for Cancer Research University of Wisconsin-Madison Nobel Prize in Physiology or . . . Map (db m48158) HM
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72 Wisconsin, Dane County, Madison — 63 — Jackman Building — Claude and Starck — 1913 - 1914 —
The Jackman Building is an unusual and valuable example of early twentieth century commercial architecture because it is preserved virtually intact both inside and out. It was built for the law firm of Richmond, Jackman and Swanson. Their successors . . . Map (db m38494) HM
73 Wisconsin, Dane County, Madison — 74 — James and Bridget Casserly House — 1891
The Casserly house is a classic example of a Queen Anne style house built for a middle-class family. James Casserly was a foreman and later superintendent of the Madison Democrat, one of Madison's two major newspapers at the turn-of-the-century. The . . . Map (db m40289) HM
74 Wisconsin, Dane County, Madison — 172 — James Doris Farmhouse — 1857-1858
This vernacular Greek Revival style, side-gabled house is significant as an example of a style locally popular between 1830 and 1860. One of the few remaining houses of the "stagecoach inn" design characteristically being two bays wide and five bays . . . Map (db m53064) HM
75 Wisconsin, Dane County, Madison — John A. Urich
A City of Madison Principal Planner whose work spanned from 1965 to 1996, John championed downtown urban design projects including the State Street Mall, Capitol Concourse, Civic Center, Capitol Centre, Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard, and the . . . Map (db m40522) HM
76 Wisconsin, Dane County, Madison — John M. Olin — 1851 - 1924
A trust fund established by Mr. Olin President of the Madison Park and Pleasure Drive Association from 1894 to 1910, made possible the construction of architectural features in this gardenMap (db m36964) HM
77 Wisconsin, Dane County, Madison — 365 — John Mann House
Once the centerpiece of a 130 acre farm, this stone house and adjacent outbuildings were built by New York native John Mann in 1856. Of classical proportions, the vernacular Mann House displays a mixture of Greek Revival and Italianate architectural . . . Map (db m33643) HM
78 Wisconsin, Dane County, Madison — John Nolen Causeway
This causeway overlooking Lake Monona and downtown Madison is named after John Nolen (1869-1937). A nationally known landscape architect, Nolen was retained by the Madison Park and Pleasure Drive Association to study ways to make the city more . . . Map (db m32731) HM
79 Wisconsin, Dane County, Madison — 18 — Joseph Stoner House — 1858
This simple Italianate sandstone house, constructed in a masonry pattern peculiar to southern Wisconsin, was built for undersheriff, jailor, and horse dealer Andrew Bishop. It was later owned by W. B. Jarvis, lawyer and land speculator. In the . . . Map (db m32441) HM
80 Wisconsin, Dane County, Madison — 3 — Keenan House — 1858
Originally built in the early Romanesque Revival style, this house was altered in 1870 by the addition of a mansard roof. The Milwaukee cream brick structure was built for, but never occupied by, Napolean Bonaparte Van Slyke, first cashier of the . . . Map (db m32383) HM
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81 Wisconsin, Dane County, Madison — 10 — Kendall House — 1855
Pioneer banker J. E. Kendall built this two-and-one half story Italianate home in 1855. The mansard roof of the Second French Empire style was added between 1872 and 1879. This house stands as one of the four corner houses on Big Bug Hill, also . . . Map (db m32467) HM
82 Wisconsin, Dane County, Madison — 139 — Kessenich's Building — Frank Riley, Architect — 1923 —
The Kessenich's building is significant as an example of the Commercial French Renaissance style as designed by Frank Riley. The building features an artfully assembled faηade uniting two street frontages and the adjoining corner. The long faηades . . . Map (db m51681) HM
83 Wisconsin, Dane County, Madison — 11 — Keyes House — 1853-54
This rambling brick Italianate and Eclectic style house probably was originally built for Lansing W. Hoyt, a local speculator. It was later occupied and altered by Elisha W. Keyes, a powerful local political "boss" who was appointed postmaster by . . . Map (db m40856) HM
84 Wisconsin, Dane County, Madison — 14 — Keystone House
Squire William Pethrick, English barrister and gentleman farmer, used native stone and timber to build this house here in 1853 on 30 acres of land. Pethrick chose the site because he believed that Madison's State Street would eventually be extended . . . Map (db m32470) HM
85 Wisconsin, Dane County, Madison — 153 — King Street Arcade — Charles Huart, Architect — 1927 —
The King Street Arcade is an example of an arcaded block, a distinctive building type popular in the United States during the first half of the twentieth century. The exterior is characterized by a series of tall, evenly spaced, arched openings . . . Map (db m55934) HM
86 Wisconsin, Dane County, Madison — 91 — La Follette House — 1854
"Fighting Bob" La Follette and his wife Belle Case La Follette moved into this dignified old residence in 1881. Both graduated from the UW Law School, Belle being the first woman to do so. Both became preeminent state and national political . . . Map (db m242051) HM
87 Wisconsin, Dane County, Madison — 71 — Lamb Building — 1905
With its two-story bay, leaded glass detail, and original Carroll Street storefront, this is one of Madison's best remaining adaptations of the Queen Anne style to commercial architecture. Constructed for retired attorney F. J. Lamb, the building . . . Map (db m38493) HM
88 Wisconsin, Dane County, Madison — Law Park
James R. Law (1885-1952) was the founder of Law, Law, and Potter, an architectural firm that designed many buildings and homes in Madison. Law was appointed mayor in 1932 and was re-elected for 5 terms. In 1943 he resigned to become chairman of the . . . Map (db m36167) HM
89 Wisconsin, Dane County, Madison — Leaders in Science — Bascom Hill Historic District
The University of Wisconsin's setting along the shores of Lake Mendota made it a natural place to found the study of lakes in North America. But advances in limnology, which was first studied here in the 1880s, are only one aspect of a long legacy . . . Map (db m33646) HM
90 Wisconsin, Dane County, Madison — 5 — Lincoln in Wisconsin — The Commander in Chief and Camp Randall
As Commander in Chief, Abraham Lincoln was largely responsible for the successful outcome of the Civil War (1861-1865), presiding over an army of unprecedented size - 2.3 million men. About 91,000 of these soldiers were Wisconsin men, organized into . . . Map (db m135905) HM
91 Wisconsin, Dane County, Madison — Lincoln Statue
The original of this statue was provided by joint appropriations of the Congress of the United States and the State of Kentucky as a national memorial located in Hodgenville, Kentucky, Lincoln's native town. This, the only replica, was granted . . . Map (db m32091) HM
92 Wisconsin, Dane County, Madison — 93 — Lizard Effigy Mound — 500-1000 A.D.
These mounds were constructed by a people of a hunting and gathering culture who met periodically at ceremonial grounds like this one to bury their dead.Map (db m33503) HM
93 Wisconsin, Dane County, Madison — Lt. Gerald Stull USAF
"On May 5, 1958, Lt. Gerald Stull USAF was returning to Truax Field from a training mission when his F-102A fighter jet faltered and headed toward the residential neighborhood along Hudson Park. Lt. Stull forced the jet back toward the lake, at . . . Map (db m33246) HM
94 Wisconsin, Dane County, Madison — 149 — Luther Memorial Chapel — Claude and Starck, Architects — 1914-1915 —
This limestone chapel was designed by the prolific Madison architectural firm of Claude and Starck in the Elizabethan Revival style. The building's asymmetrical design features a monumentally scaled entrance and a ribbon of Tudor-arched windows at . . . Map (db m69713) HM
95 Wisconsin, Dane County, Madison — Luther Memorial Evangelical Lutheran Church — Claude & Starck; Reginald Stehr — 1921-1923; 1957-1958 —
The Gothic Revival style church by preeminent Madison architects Claude & Starck is a masterwork example of this style. The mid-century Gothic Revival style education building by Reginald Stehr is significant as a contemporary representation of the . . . Map (db m55933) HM
96 Wisconsin, Dane County, Madison — 121 — Madison Catholic Clubhouse — John J. Flad, Architect — 1938 —
This Mediterranean Revival clubhouse has Art Moderne touches, reflecting its late 1930s date. It was built for the Knights of Columbus, a fraternal society for Catholic men. Several other Catholic groups met here and the building also housed the . . . Map (db m39930) HM
97 Wisconsin, Dane County, Madison — 116 — Madison Club — Frank Riley, Architect — 1916-1918 —
The Madison Club, Madison's premiere social club, was designed in the Georgian Revival style by master Madison architect Frank Riley. Artfully executed in red brick with concrete classical ornament including columns, friezes, portico and urns, the . . . Map (db m59806) HM
98 Wisconsin, Dane County, Madison — Madison Hotel — (1837-1863)
The Madison Hotel was built and owned by Col. Augustus A. Bird, one of the builders of the first Capitol in Madison. From this hotel, he waged a successful fight to keep Madison the Capital City. Many of Madison's most prominent visitors, . . . Map (db m33722) HM
99 Wisconsin, Dane County, Madison — Madison is an Indian mound capital — The Madison Heritage Series — Reported missing
At least 887 earthen Indian mounds once dotted the land around lakes Mendota, Monona, Wingra, Waubesa, and Kegonsa—so many that archaeologist Charles E. Brown once suggested Madison be renamed Mound City. Most southern Wisconsin mounds were . . . Map (db m35551) HM
100 Wisconsin, Dane County, Madison — Madison Masonic Temple
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior.Map (db m40206) HM

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