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A Little More On Wright's Madison Boathouse

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified May 16, 2014 01:08 AM
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by Eric last modified May 15, 2014

Michael B. sends some really great follow-up information on the proposed Wright-designed boathouse that Madision city planners are considering as part of a future design vision for downtown Madison. More after the jump... Michael writes: "I think the boathouse mentioned In the article about Madison's possible "millennium park" is a second boathouse Wright designed in 1893 that was never built. This second boathouse was round with a conical roof and would have been situated on...




 

 

Screen Shot 2014-05-15 at 9.05.13 AMMichael B. sends some really great follow-up information on the proposed Wright-designed boathouse that Madision city planners are considering as part of a future design vision for downtown Madison. More after the jump...

Michael writes:

"I think the boathouse mentioned In the article about Madison's possible "millennium park" is a second boathouse Wright designed in 1893 that was never built. This second boathouse was round with a conical roof and would have been situated on Lake Monona in the area of the imagined park. There have been other ideas about improving this site along the lake and Wright's boathouse appears in sketches for some of them. 

I used to live only a few blocks from the proposed park and have seen a parade of ideas for creating a better lakefront.

The boathouse in question shows up on this idea for park improvements as #10 on the illustration shown here. This appears to be from earlier this year and may be a variation on what appeared in the Capital Times today.
 
Here's another sketch that shows the boathouse in the foreground. This sketch from 2012 seems to take a similar approach."
 
Thanks Michael! As we come across more info on this project, we'll be sure to share with readers.
 
Image via envisionmadison.net

 

 

 
 
 

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