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Roughly bounded by Owen Parkway, Regent and Larkin Streets, and Hillcrest Drive | National or State Registers Record | Wisconsin Historical Society

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Roughly bounded by Owen Parkway, Regent and Larkin Streets, and Hillcrest Drive

National or State Register of Historic Places
Roughly bounded by Owen Parkway, Regent and Larkin Streets, and Hillcrest Drive | National or State Registers Record | Wisconsin Historical Society
NAMES
Historic Name:Sunset Hills Historic District
Reference Number:15000356
PROPERTY LOCATION
Location (Address):Roughly bounded by Owen Parkway, Regent and Larkin Streets, and Hillcrest Drive
County:Dane
City/Village:Madison
Township:
SUMMARY
Sunset Hills Historic District
Bounded by Regent Street, Owen Parkway, Hillcrest Drive, and Larkin Street
Madison, Dane County, Wisconsin
Period of Significance: 1955-1978

The Sunset Hills Historic District contains Madison’s most significant and concentrated collection of single-family, post-World War II residences. The district consists of 94 Contemporary style, Ranch style, and Wrightian style houses, all of which were architect-designed. This was a requirement mandated by the subdivision’s developer and the designs were subject to approval by a review board. A number of these residences are the known work of several of the finest architects who practiced in Madison and elsewhere in Wisconsin between 1955 and 1978. These houses were designed for a sophisticated clientele made up largely of Madison’s professional and educational elite, and the houses that these owners built are especially notable for illustrating the wide range of design choices.

Because the houses in this subdivision were both expensive and architect-designed, the district is also something of a showcase for the building trades. These houses represent the best workmanship as well as an excellent quality of construction materials.

The homes in the district are private residences. Please respect the rights and privacy of the residents.

PROPERTY FEATURES
Period of Significance:1955-1978
Area of Significance:Architecture
Applicable Criteria:Architecture/Engineering
Historic Use:Domestic: Single Dwelling
Architectural Style:Modern Movement
Resource Type:District
Architect:Herb Fritz Jr.
Architect:William V. Kaeser
Architect:John Randal McDonald
DESIGNATIONS
Historic Status:Listed in the State Register
Historic Status:Listed in the National Register
National Register Listing Date:06/15/2015
State Register Listing Date:11/21/2014
NUMBER OF RESOURCES WITHIN PROPERTY
Number of Contributing Buildings:90
Number of Contributing Sites:0
Number of Contributing Structures:0
Number of Contributing Objects:0
Number of Non-Contributing Sites:0
Number of Non-Contributing Structures:0
Number of Non-Contributing Objects:0
RECORD LOCATION
National Register and State Register of Historic Places, State Historic Preservation Office, Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, Wisconsin

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