Mansion Hill Historic District

Mansion Hill Historic District (HMPWP)

Location: Madison, WI 53703 Dane County
Country: United States of America

N 43° 4.725', W 89° 23.185'

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Known variously as Yankee Hill, Aristocrat Hill and Big Bug Hill, the area north of the Capitol Square near Lake Mendota was selected by Madison's business, political, and academic elites in the 19th century for their homes. Successuful bankers, timber barons, real estate promoters, railroad lawyers, University regents, professors, governors, judges and mayors resided on the hill. The seed of the Wisconsin Idea may have been planted by informal discussion and formal associations among these neighbors when they cooperated to determine public policy and direct the course of events. Large residences of dressed stone, fancy brickwork and elaborate carpentry testified to their position and taste. While outstanding structures are individually designated landmarks marked with plaques, the entire district reflects the fabric of an upper-class turn of the century neighborhood[.]
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HM NumberHMPWP
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Year Placed1976
Placed ByThe Madison Landmarks Commission
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Date Added Tuesday, October 7th, 2014 at 3:07am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 305731 N 4772323
Decimal Degrees43.07875000, -89.38641667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 4.725', W 89° 23.185'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 4' 43.50" N, 89° 23' 11.10" W
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Area Code(s)608
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 114 E Gorham St, Madison WI 53703, US
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