O.C. Simonds, Landscape Architect
— 1903-1906 —The Yahara River Parkway was the first parkway built in Madison. Designed by O.C. Simonds in the Prairie style, it features native plantings arranged in an irregular, naturalistic manner along the banks of the river. The parkway was designed with meandering paths, few of which remain. Nine historic bridges contribute to the character of the parkway; the oldest, constructed in 1904, is the Williamson Street Bridge. The parkway is also significant for its association with the Madison Park and Pleasure Drive Association whose work influenced the environmental character of Madison.
|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||Monday, September 15th, 2014 at 3:42pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16T E 308332 N 4772993|
|Decimal Degrees||43.08543333, -89.35473333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 43° 5.126', W 89° 21.284'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||43° 5' 7.56" N, 89° 21' 17.04" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 701 S Thornton Ave, Madison WI 53703, US|
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