Links to Historical Information and Images of the Surrounding Area

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Bird's Eye Views of Madison

View of Madison, the Capital of Wisconsin 1855, WHi-3101

View of Madison, the Capital of the State of Wisconsin 1857, WHi-23149

Bird's Eye View of Madison by A. Ruger 1867 - www.history-map

Bird's Eye View of Madison by A. Ruger 1867, WHi-11430

Bird's Eye View of Madison, Wis. and Its Surroundings 1870ca, WHi-12439

Bird's Eye View of Madison 1885, WHi-11432

Bird's Eye View of Madison 1908, WHi-3160

Plat Maps and Survey Notes

Interior Field Notes 1834 Sketch Map for T7N R9E

UWDC Digital Collections 1834 Plat Map for T7N R9E (original)

1861 Plat Map - Town of Madison - Township 7 North, Range 9 East

1873 Plat Map - Town of Madison - Township 7 North, Range 9 East

1890 Plat Map - Town of Madison - Township 7 North, Range 9 East

1899 Plat Map - Town of Madison - Township 7 North, Range 9 East

1911 Plat Map - Town of Madison - Township 7 North, Range 9 East

Historical Maps of Madison

Hydrographic Map of Lake Monona 1901, WHi-72486

Topographic map of Turville Point and lands to the South to Nine Springs Creek 1906, WHi-86867

Topographic Map of Turville Estate 1906, WHi-86627

Historical Aerial Photos

Aerial View of Isthmus towards Lake Monona 1928, WHi-31148

Aerial View of Isthmus 1930ca, WHi-34745

Aerial of Dividing Ridge Area and UW Arboretum - 1937

Olin - Turville and Coliseum Areas - 1937

Turville Point, Lake Monona, Aerial View 1930ca, WHi-34724

Turville Farm Aerial Image 1 - 1937 [1]

Turville Farm Aerial Image 2 - 1937

Turville Farm Aerial Image 3 - 1937

Turville Farm Aerial Image 4 - 1937

North Shore of Lake Monona - Brittingham Park Area

Design for a Park Fronting on Lake Monona Bay 1904ca, WHi-41484

Monona Bay in Madison 1904ca, WHi-11146

Shacks along Lake Monona 1906ca, WHi-35797

Shacks along Lake Monona 1906ca, WHi-35798

Filling in Brittingham Park 1907, WHi-11142

Madison from Lake Monona Brittingham Park Area 1906ca, WHi-11139

Children at Brittingham Park 1905ca, WHi-11074

Brittingham Park Bathhouse 19xxca, WHi-31865

Brittingham Park Bathhouse 1910ca, WHi-36030

Monona Bay Bathers at Brittingham Park Beach 1918ca, WHi-55264

North Shore of Lake Monona - Law Park and Monona Causeway Areas

Railroad comes to Madison 1854 - Historic Madison Inc

Monona Bay Railroad Causeway 1918ca, WHi-55251

Angleworm Station - Historic Madison Inc

Railroad tracks on Isthmus near Angleworm Station 1873, WHi-11689

Lake Monona and Madison's East Side 1905ca, WHi-84125

State Office Building Construction 1930, WHi-20529

Boats Docked at Lake Monona 1900ca, WHi-47494

Angle Worm Station 1873ca, WHi-11643

Angle Worm Station 1910ca, WHi-31335

Boathouses on Lake Monona 1931, WHi-4713

Boat Houses on Lake Monona 1934ca, WHi-3647

Boathouses on Lake Monona1934, WHi-38627

Monona Avenue, now Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard 1955ca, WHi-39006

Madison Shoreline from Lake Monona, 1955, WHi-6438

Law Park 1957 ca, WHi-39061

Law Park with new road 1957ca, WHi-39058

Law Park Parking Lot image 1 1958, WHi-39063

Law Park Parking Lot image 2 1958, WHi-39066

Olin Terrace 19--ca, WHi-54846

Elevated View of Lake Monona 1959ca, WHi-55343

Law Park and Lake Monona 1959, WHi-55345

Law Park and Lake Monona 1959ca, WHi-55344

Past Land Use Proposals for the North Shore of Lake Monona

(This list of links will be expanded in the future to include additional past land use proposals)

"Madison: A Model City" By John Nolen 1911

Fix this link Wright Proposes Civic Center on Lake Monona WSJ 11-02-1938 page 1

Segoe Plans for North Shore of Lake Monona WSJ 07-30-1939 page 2

Law Park Garage Proposal 1950, WHi-67966

Monona Basin Plans Revealed CT 12-06-1967 page 1

Frank Lloyd Wright's Monona Terrace ... - Google Books

Bay Creek Neighborhood

Bay Creek Neighborhood History

South Madison History WSJ Centennial Edition 09-24-1939 page 9

Street Railroad Car on Lakeside Street 1925ca, WHi-3102

Madison Skyline from Turville Point 1925, WHi-37377

Waunona Neighborhood

Fix this link Waunona Neighborhood History

Fix this link Esther Beach and Hollywood on the Beach

Hollywood on the Beach 1901 - Historic Madison Inc

This database was compiled by Ron Shutvet, Madison WI

[1] Note: The background of this image shows the center portion of the State Office Building on Wilson Street under construction. Since this portion of the building was completed in 1938, it is believed that the original photograph was taken in early 1937.