Wisconsin State Capitol (Second) Wengler Sketch
A watercolor view of Madison by Johann B. Wengler, an Austrian who traveled in America, 1850-1851. Wengler's watercolor is the earliest known realistic representation of the second State Capitol and its Madison environs. King Street was then the heart of Madison's commercial district and the thoroughfare to the front entrance. Prominent on the left side of King Street is the Madison Hotel built in 1838 and razed in 1863. During its early years it was the location for many political meetings. The original watercolor is owned by the Oberoesterreichisches Landesmuseum, Linz, Austria.
Image ID: 2933
Creation Date: 1851
Creator Name: Wengler, Johann B.
Collection Name: Wengler, Johann Baptist : Photographs of Water Color Sketches
Original Format Type: photographic print, b&w
Original Format Number: PH 675
Original Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.5 inches
Board sidewalks were common during this era.
Central business districts
Cities and towns
Wisconsin State Capitol
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