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Date: 1924 ca.

Description: Unexecuted design by Frank Lloyd Wright of Nakoma Country Club, for which the architect received a fee of $5,000.

Date: 1912-08-07 

Description: Men excavating within the coffer dam. One man stands on a high piling. Several steam engines at work fill the air with smoke. The high trestle and found...

Date: 1969 

Description: A construction worker wearing a yellow hardhat looks up at the bottom portion of the World Trade Center.

Date: 1914 ca.

Description: A group of bricklayers pose with the tools of their trade in front of an unfinished brick wall at the Prairie du Sac dam site. Note the wooden form for a...

Date: 1911-05-28 

Description: Men pose on a barge carrying a steam powered pile driver at work on the coffer dam for the construction of the powerhouse.

Date: 1939-10-01 

Description: A group poses at the laying of the cornerstone for August Derleth's new house, the Place of Hawks. Attendees include, back row, left to right, E.B. Trimpey...

Date: 1911 

Description: Newly constructed office building at construction site, with buggy in attached shed.

Date: 1911-04-14 

Description: Workers pose inside the forms for the east shore abutment at the power dam site.

Date: 1913-04-07 

Description: Five men, two well-dressed, pose on electric rail cars during construction of the dam.

Date: 1950 

Description: Slightly elevated view of trusses on supports on the ground near the partially constructed Unitarian Meeting House.

Date: 1911-10-07 

Description: Workers attempt to secure the trestle against high water on the Wisconsin River during construction of the power dam.

Date: 1915 ca.

Description: A worker stands at the controls of a generator, most likely in the temporary power house at the Prairie du Sac dam site. The steam driven generator produc...

Date: 1912-08-18 

Description: Cooks pose inside the dining hall. Long tables are set for a meal.

Date: 1911-10-11 

Description: High water on the Wisconsin River has inundated the coffer dam at the construction site. The narrow gauge railroad (curved line in foreground, right) is n...

Date: 1915-02-28 

Description: A view, looking east, of the power house, lock, and dam on the Wisconsin River.

Date: 1928-06-01 

Description: Doty Street side of post office and courthouse nearly completed. Three automobiles parked at the curb in front of the building.

Date: 1911-11-05 

Description: A diver and team working to inspect the coffer dam for underwater damage caused by flooding.

Date: 1929 ca.

Description: State architect, Arthur Peabody's rendition of the State Office Building at 1 West Wilson Street.

Historical Essay

Madison's Castle

In the late 1800s there was a castle on the shore of Lake Mendota OTHER than the Red Gym. This is that castle's mysterious story.


Description: A man in motion moves upon good reason.

To create disorder
he must stop and settle down.

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