1881The Nelson house is a beautiful example of a vernacular gabled-front type from the era of Madison's earliest residential development. The house features a simple fa?ade of brick, a street-facing gable and regular placement of windows. Ornament is derived from the windows - arched frames, stone sills and Italianate style segmental hoods over the windows - and the oculus under the gable. The portico is not original but is of the style of the house. Vernacular building types were popular in Madison between 1840 and 1925, but intact examples are now rare due to demolition and alteration.
|Series||This marker is part of the Wisconsin: Madison Landmarks Commission series|
|Placed By||The Madison Landmarks Commission|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Tuesday, October 7th, 2014 at 8:55pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16T E 306393 N 4772149|
|Decimal Degrees||43.07735000, -89.37823333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 43° 4.641', W 89° 22.694'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||43° 4' 38.46" N, 89° 22' 41.64" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 504 E Main St, Madison WI 53703, US|
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