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Beavers Insurance Company Building

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DESCRIPTION

The Beavers Insurance Building at the corner of Monona Avenue (currently Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard) and Doty Street. It was built in 1921-1922 and designed by local architects, Law, Law and Potter. The Beavers were a fraternal benefit society and, at the time, probably the largest of Madison's home-based insurance companies. The next building to the left is the Orpheum Theater. On the top of the Orpheum sign it reads, "Vaudeville." The State Capitol appears in the distance on the left. Many automobiles are parked on both sides of Monona Avenue and on the inner curb of the Square. Some construction debris appears along the curb on the right.

RECORD DETAILS

Image ID: 103168

Creation Date: 1923 ca.

Creator Name: Photoart House (Firm)

City: Madison

County: Dane

State: Wisconsin

Collection Name: Place File

Genre: Photograph

Original Format Type: photographic print, b&w

Original Format Number: PF Madison.1381

Original Dimensions: 10.875 x 6.25 inches

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Donated by the Oregon Area Historical Society, from the Florice Paulson Estate. The Beavers' Reserve Fund Fraternity was established in Stoughton, Wisconsin in 1902. In 1912, the organization changed its name to Beavers National Mutual Benefit. In 1931, they dropped "Beavers" from the name and simply became National Mutual Benefit, the name they still go by today.

See Image ID: 100357 for the groundbreaking for the Orpheum Theater.

SUBJECTS

Architecture

Arts

Automobile parking

Automobiles

Botany

Brickwork

Buildings

Central business districts

Cities and towns

Commercial buildings

Economics

Electric signs

Human settlements

Insurance

Outdoor photography

Persons

Sidewalks

Signs and signboards

Signs and symbols

Streets

Theaters

Transportation

Trees

Windows

Wisconsin State Capitol

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