Save The Date!

Sunday, September 22, 2019

Old Market Place Walking Tour

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2019 Specialty Tour

Themes for our 2019 specialty tour include adaptive reuse, Madison businesswomen, and Madison’s earliest African American community.


Join us!

Enjoy a walking tour of this near east side neighborhood between East Washington and the shore of Lake Mendota.  See how a historic factory, water utility building and school have been repurposed into apartments.  Learn about Madison’s earliest African American neighborhood.  Included are interior visits to several buildings as well as an opportunity to meet the authors of two books related to the neighborhood. 

Learn about buildings as diverse as Nichols Station, once a water pumping station, now an apartment building, and a group of bungalows designed by the only woman known to have designed homes in Madison prior to World War I.

Tickets will be available in August and can be purchased on our website for the Sunday, Sept. 22 tour.

Why use the Old Market Place name?

We understand that the Old Market Place Neighborhood label isn't currently used; however, in planning the tour we were guided by two facts. 

  1. None of the current neighborhood designations quite match our tour route.

  2. Our starting point for researching this tour was The Old Market Place Neighborhood Walking Tour booklet published by the Landmarks Commission and the former Neighborhood Association. 

Therefore, we decided to use the previous name of Old Market Place.

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