The present-day Wisconsin State Capitol building is a beautiful example of Beaux-Arts architecture. Inspired by the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC, this building was begun in 1906 and completed in 1917. It underwent an expensive – but necessary – restoration at the turn of the 21st century. It’s a wonderful structure, inside and out. I’ve […]
The La Follette School of Public Affairs is the current occupant of a home was built in 1855, before the University of Wisconsin even owned the land. Later, as part of the University’s holdings, the structure served as the main residence of several UW presidents. It’s been remodeled several times, and the basic configuration today dates from 1903.
Bascom Hall, on the University of Wisconsin campus, is almost as recognizable as Bucky Badger. Bascom Hall is fronted by a statue of Abraham Lincoln, which is a popular photo destination for visitors and students alike.
It seems to me that ice fishing on Monona Bay starts each winter before the ice is thick enough. But no one seems to fall through, so I guess I should stop worrying. But standing on the surface of frozen water is one of the miracles of science I love most. (Another being airplanes.) It’s […]
We are very fortunate to live so close to Hoyt Park, the gem of near west Madison. Hoyt park was designated a City of Madison Landmark on October 2, 1995. Its origins can be traced to the Madison Park and Pleasure Drive Association founded in the late 19th century.
A while back, I decided a good way to get involved in my neighborhood and community was to volunteer at my polling place (Hoyt School) during elections.