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1802 REGENT ST

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1802 REGENT ST | Property Record | Wisconsin Historical Society
NAMES
Historic Name:Randall School
Other Name:Randall School
Contributing: Yes
Reference Number:94722
PROPERTY LOCATION
Location (Address):1802 REGENT ST
County:Dane
City:Madison
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PROPERTY FEATURES
Year Built:1906
Additions: 1925 1912 1967
Survey Date:1974
Historic Use:elementary, middle, jr.high, or high
Architectural Style:Craftsman
Structural System:
Wall Material:Brick
Architect:Small, Alvin
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
State Register Listing Date:1/1/1989
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NOTES
Additional Information:Oldest known remaining public school still in use in Madison.

A 'site file' exists for this 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-Public History.

The University Heights Historic District: A Walking Tour: University Heights was annexed by the City of Madison in 1903 during a period that saw the annexation of many other nearby suburbs as well. The subsequent increase in the number of school age children led the City to commission a new school. Alvan E. Small of the Porter architecture firm was given the job of designing the building. The completed structure was finished in 1906 and was designed in a modified Tudor revival style. The simplified ornamentation, greatly increased window area and more suburban feeling were due to the influence of Arts and Crafts and Craftsman styles and heralded something new in school design in Madison. The original 1906 building is still visible as the center three bays of the Spooner St. facade of the school, now Madison's oldest in continuous operation. Subsequent additions were added to the north in 1912 and to the south in 1925. Both additions used the same design and materials as the original portion.

The adjacent playing field was donated by Burr W. Jones in 1907 and named "Olive Jones Field" in memory of the deceased daughter. Mr. Jones was a prominent Madison attorney and one of the original partners of the University Heights Co."
Bibliographic References:City directories. Tax records. Building permit. Madison superintendent of schools reports, 1905-1913. Madison Landmarks Commission and the Regent Neighborhood Association, The University Heights Historic District: A Walking Tour, 1987.
RECORD LOCATION
Wisconsin Architecture and History Inventory, State Historic Preservation Office, Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, Wisconsin

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