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Wisconsin State Capitol (Second) Sketch

Wisconsin State Capitol (Second) Sketch | Drawing | Wisconsin Historical Society
A watercolor view of Madison. Prominent on the left side of King Street is the Madison Hotel.
A watercolor view of Madison. Prominent on the left side of King Street is the Madison Hotel.
Image ID:2933
Creation Date: 1851
Creator Name:Wengler, Johann Baptist
Collection Name:Wengler, Johann Baptist, 1816-1899 : Water color sketches photographs
Original Format Type:photographic print, b&w
Original Format Number:PH 675
Original Dimensions:8.5 x 5.5 inches
Johann B. Wengler, was 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. 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.
Commercial buildings
Wisconsin State Capitol
Central business districts
Cities and towns

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