Air Conditioner Boxes Motif | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society

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Air Conditioner Boxes Motif

Air Conditioner Boxes Motif | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society
Architectural box motif around air conditioners, created by James Potter, on the Doty Street side of the Beavers Insurance Building, 119 Monona Avenue (Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard as of January 19, 1987). This building was originally built for the Beavers Reserve Fund Fraternity (aka National Mutual Benefit, a fraternal life insurance society), in 1922.
DESCRIPTION
Architectural box motif around air conditioners, created by James Potter, on the Doty Street side of the Beavers Insurance Building, 119 Monona Avenue (Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard as of January 19, 1987). This building was originally built for the Beavers Reserve Fund Fraternity (aka National Mutual Benefit, a fraternal life insurance society), in 1922.
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:35344
Creation Date: November 16 1969
Creator Name:Potter, James T.
City:Madison
County:Dane
State:Wisconsin
Collection Name:James T. Potter Collection
Genre:Photograph
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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
When Potter's firm remodeled the building in 1966, each tenant had its own air conditioner, and no two were alike. Potter created the box motif to unify the building's appearance. Originally published in a Wisconsin State Journal column entitled "Have You Seen This Madison?". The column ran from 1969 to 1977.
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Architectural details
Commercial buildings
Facades
Insurance
Cities and towns
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