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130 N PROSPECT AVE

Architecture and History Inventory
130 N PROSPECT AVE | Property Record | Wisconsin Historical Society
NAMES
Historic Name:John Myers Olin House
Other Name:U.W. Chancellor's House
Contributing: Yes
Reference Number:100014
PROPERTY LOCATION
Location (Address):130 N PROSPECT AVE
County:Dane
City:Madison
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PROPERTY FEATURES
Year Built:1912
Additions:
Survey Date:1974
Historic Use:house
Architectural Style:Tudor Revival
Structural System:
Wall Material:Brick
Architect:Ferry and Clas
Other Buildings On Site:0
Demolished?:No
Demolished Date:
DESIGNATIONS
National/State Register Listing Name: University Heights Historic District
National Register Listing Date:12/17/1982 12:00:00 AM
State Register Listing Date:1/1/1989 12:00:00 AM
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NOTES
Additional Information:A 'site file' exists for this property. It contains additional information such as correspondence, newspaper clippings, or historical information. It is a public record and may be viewed in person at the Wisconsin Historical Society, Division of Historic Preservation.

In 1911, Milwaukee’s Ferry and Clas created the sprawling John and Helen Olin House (now the Chancellor's House. Three gabled dormers form a rhythmic series of peaks and valleys across the top of the main facade. Segmentally arched windows punctuate the brick walls, and an arched corbel table supports a slightly overhanging second story. The architects added to this vaguely Neo-Tudor design a surprising classical front porch, complete with Tuscan columns and a dentil course. John Olin led the Madison Park and Pleasure Drive Association, which spearheaded the development of Madison's park system.
Bibliographic References:Buildings of Wisconsin manuscript.
RECORD LOCATION
Wisconsin Architecture and History Inventory, Division of Historic Preservation, Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, Wisconsin

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