Tuesday, April 21, 2015

A Madison Classic: Norris Court Apartments

Norris Court is a complex of 12 brick buildings located in Madison's Tenney-Latham neighborhood, within the block bounded by East Johnson, North Paterson, East Gorham, and North Brearly streets.  The buildings were constructed over a period of time between 1915 and 1925.

A view looking northeast on East Johnson.
All photos by Retiring Guy

A view looking northwest on East Johnson.

From the brochure The Old Market Place Neighborhood:  A Walking Tour (1991)
Ultimately, five more buildings were erected facing onto the beautifully landscaped green space known as Norris Court -- the heart of the complex.
I suspect the current landscaping ain't what it used to be.

The business storefronts have been in nearly continuous operation since 1925.

Business listings found in Madison city directories (Polk)

Wisconsin Historical Society photos of the White Cross Pharmacy (December 29, 1947)

Floor plans and a few interiors of photos of apartments found at JSW Companies.

Other Madison Classics:
Breese Stevens Athletic Field.  (4/20/2015)

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