Nelson House

Nelson House (HM1579)

Location: Madison, WI 53703 Dane County
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Country: United States of America
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N 43° 4.641', W 89° 22.694'

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The 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.

Designated October 15, 2002
HM NumberHM1579
Series This marker is part of the Wisconsin: Madison Landmarks Commission series
Marker Number160
Year Placed2012
Placed ByThe Madison Landmarks Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, October 7th, 2014 at 8:55pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 306393 N 4772149
Decimal Degrees43.07735000, -89.37823333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 4.641', W 89° 22.694'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 4' 38.46" N, 89° 22' 41.64" W
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Area Code(s)608
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 504 E Main St, Madison WI 53703, US
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