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3101 FISH HATCHERY RD | Property Record | Wisconsin Historical Society

Property Record

3101 FISH HATCHERY RD

Architecture and History Inventory
3101 FISH HATCHERY RD | Property Record | Wisconsin Historical Society
NAMES
Historic Name:BOWMAN DAIRY MILK PARLOR
Other Name:
Contributing:
Reference Number:4628
PROPERTY LOCATION
Location (Address):3101 FISH HATCHERY RD
County:Dane
City:Fitchburg
Township/Village:
Unincorporated Community:
Town:6
Range:9
Direction:E
Section:3
Quarter Section:SE
Quarter/Quarter Section:NW
PROPERTY FEATURES
Year Built:1929
Additions: 1931C. 1953
Survey Date:19772019
Historic Use:dairy
Architectural Style:Commercial Vernacular
Structural System:
Wall Material:Tile
Architect:
Other Buildings On Site:
Demolished?:No
Demolished Date:
DESIGNATIONS
NOTES
Additional Information:1977: CIRCULAR BAY ON FRONT W/ PAVILION ROOF"MILKING PARLOR" ABOVE WINDOWS
Bibliographic References:As of 1953, the Dairy was identified as having been expanded at least ten times. A new building is known to have been built as of June 1929. "Wholesome Milk Products From Modern Farm Plant," Wisconsin State Journal, 1 January 1933; "Bowman, 91, Farm Dairy Founder, Dies," Wisconsin State Journal, 31 December 1958, 1/3, 2/6; Darling and O'Brien, Fitchburg: A History, 153 Ssan Lampert Smith, "Competitor Raps 'Iowa Milk' Claim," Wisconsin State Journal, 19 February 1983, 1/1-4. A 1932 photo of the Bowman Dairy Milking Parlor (originally built in 1929 and already expanded as of 1931) shows a significantly different looking building/complex than what stands at the location today, " Rural Setting Enhances Beauty of Modern Bowman Dairy Plant Here," photo and caption, along with article entitled "Local Independent Milk Concern Gaining Popularity With Madison Trade," The Capital Times," 16 May 1931, 8, 1-2. Also a special supplement in the Wisconsin State Journal on 16 May 1964, celebrates the dairy's 50th year, including photo. The same photo (plus additional photos) is in the Wisconsin State Journal on 12 January 1955.
RECORD LOCATION
Wisconsin Architecture and History Inventory, State Historic Preservation Office, Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, Wisconsin

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