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702 South High Point Road

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Historic Name:Holy Name Seminary
Reference Number:15000424
Location (Address):702 South High Point Road
Holy Name Seminary
702 High Point Road
Madison, Dane County, Wisconsin
Date of Construction: 1964
Architects: Krueger, Kraft and Associates

Holy Name Seminary is an excellent high-style example of a large-scale educational building designed in the Neo-Colonial style of architecture in Wisconsin. This style was a continuation of the Colonial Revival style that emerged in the United States after World War II and remained popular until the early 1980s. Madison-based architects Krueger, Kraft and Associates designed the exterior of the building in the Neo-Colonial style to convey a sense of tradition and a visual connection with the permanence, integrity, and reliability of America’s oldest and most venerable educational institutions. The building’s red brick exterior, symmetrical massing and fenestration patterns, rectilinear floor plan, prominent projecting entry porticos, and dentiled cornice are all hallmarks of the style. The building’s stately Georgian exterior detailing, large metal windows, unusual complex massing and no-nonsense institutional interior spaces exemplify the free interpretation of the colonial precedents and mixing of traditional and modern elements that characterized the Neo-Colonial style in the 1950s and 1960s.

Holy Name Seminary retains a high level of exterior integrity with no non-historic additions or major alterations, and the interior also retains sufficient integrity.

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Period of Significance:1964
Area of Significance:Architecture
Applicable Criteria:Architecture/Engineering
Historic Use:Religion: Religious Facility
Historic Use:Religion: Church School
Historic Use:Religion: Church Related Residence
Architectural Style:Colonial Revival
Resource Type:Building
Architect:Krueger, Kraft & Associates
Historic Status:Listed in the State Register
Historic Status:Listed in the National Register
National Register Listing Date:07/14/2015
State Register Listing Date:05/08/2015
Number of Contributing Buildings:4
Number of Contributing Sites:1
Number of Contributing Structures:0
Number of Contributing Objects:0
Number of Non-Contributing Sites:1
Number of Non-Contributing Structures:0
Number of Non-Contributing Objects:0
National Register and State Register of Historic Places, Division of Historic Preservation, Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, Wisconsin

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