Willett S. Main Building

Willett S. Main Building (HMZTH)

Location: Madison, WI 53703 Dane County
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Country: United States of America
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N 43° 4.478', W 89° 23.214'

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Stephen V. Shipman, Architect

— 1855 - 1856 —

Believed to be the oldest commercial building facing Capitol Square, this striking edifice is designed in the Italianate Style by Madison master architect Stephen Shipman. The building was constructed of large sandstone ashlar blocks, and features hooded window ornament also of stone and an impressive cornice with dentils and modillions of wood. The building is significant for its association with Madison's mid-nineteenth century commercial development, as examples of sandstone buildings from this era are increasingly rare.

Designated July 10, 1995
Series This marker is part of the Wisconsin: Madison Landmarks Commission series
Marker Number127
Year Placed2012
Placed ByThe Madison Landmarks Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, October 9th, 2014 at 3:03am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 305679 N 4771867
Decimal Degrees43.07463333, -89.38690000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 4.478', W 89° 23.214'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 4' 28.68" N, 89° 23' 12.84" W
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Area Code(s)608
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 105 State St, Madison WI 53703, US
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