Monday, June 10, 2019

Then and Now, State and Frances streets, Madison WI (part 2)

THEN (;ate 1950s/early 1960s)
Postcard from Retiring Guy's collection

Now & Then: Heads and Beds.  (Capital Neighborhoods, 8/1/2015)
An ad in the 1957 telephone directory proclaimed the Town/Campus Motel as “Madison’s Newest and Most LUXURIOUS Accommodations.” It enjoyed a great location between the UW campus and the state capitol, had adjacent free parking, and “telephone and free TV in every room.” Early occupants of the State Street commercial spaces included a Toddle House Restaurant, a national chain with 24-hour service.


THEN (mid-1960s)
From Retiring Guy's postcard collection


Some of the changes:
  1. Town/Campus Motel replaced by a hulk (The Hub)
  2. State Street now a mall (limited auto traffic)
  3. 400 block of North Frances Street ends in a cul-de-sac
  4. trees, planters
  5. obscured view of Capitol

Other Madison Then and Now posts:
UW-Madison Agriculture Hall.  (6/3/2019)
The Edgewater Hotel   You don't mess with a classic art moderne building.  (6/2/2019)
North and south of the Beltline and east of West Towne Mall.  (4/30/2019)
North and south of the Beltline in the West Towne Mall area.  (4/2/2019)
Beltline, Whitney Way, Odana Road, and University Research Park.  (3/5/2019)
652 State Street.  (3/5/2019)

City-County Building.  (9/1/2015)
Veterans Administration Hospital. (8/27/2015)
The Red Gym:  When will the unobstructed view return?  ()7/22/2015)
UW-Madison College of Agriculture.  (7/22/2015)
Wisconsin State Historical Society.  (7/21/2015)
UW-Madison Memorial Union.  (7/21/2015)

240 West Gilman.  (9/6/2013)
North Carroll Street between West Johnson and West Gorham.  (9/5/2013)

East Mifflin & North Pinckney.  (8/30/2013)

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