Tenney Park

Tenney Park (HMXSP)

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

N 43° 5.569', W 89° 22.305'

  • 0 likes
  • 0 check ins
  • 0 favorites
  • 134 views
Inscription

O.C. Simonds & John Nolen, Landscape Architects

— 1900-1911 —

Designed by O.C. Simonds, the founder of the Prairie School of landscape architecture, Madison's first city park emphasizes naturalistic placement of native plant species. The design created lagoons to symbolize prairie rivers and meadows to symbolize the prairie landscape. The lagoons surround a designed island, accessed by five bridges. During expansion (1908-1910) Nolen introduced active elements including playing fields, a sand beach, and playgrounds. The success of the park triggered an era of park philanthropy with residents contributing to additional park development.

Designated May 08, 1995
Details
HM NumberHMXSP
Series This marker is part of the Wisconsin: Madison Landmarks Commission series
Tags
Marker Number125
Year Placed2011
Placed ByThe Madison Landmarks Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, October 11th, 2014 at 6:54am PDT -07:00
Pictures
Sorry, but we don't have a picture of this historical marker yet. If you have a picture, please share it with us. It's simple to do. 1) Become a member. 2) Adopt this historical marker listing. 3) Upload the picture.
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 306970 N 4773852
Decimal Degrees43.09281667, -89.37175000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 5.569', W 89° 22.305'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 5' 34.14" N, 89° 22' 18.30" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)608
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1401-1407 Sherman Ave, Madison WI 53703, US
Alternative Maps Google Maps, MapQuest, Bing Maps, Yahoo Maps, MSR Maps, OpenCycleMap, MyTopo Maps, OpenStreetMap

Is this marker missing? Are the coordinates wrong? Do you have additional information that you would like to share with us? If so, check in.

Check Ins  check in   |    all

Have you seen this marker? If so, check in and tell us about it.

Comments 0 comments

Maintenance Issues
  1. What historical period does the marker represent?
  2. What historical place does the marker represent?
  3. What type of marker is it?
  4. What class is the marker?
  5. What style is the marker?
  6. This marker needs at least one picture.
  7. Can this marker be seen from the road?
  8. Is the marker in the median?