Cardinal Hotel 1908-1909

Erected 1993 by Madison Landmarks Commission
Madison, Dane County, Wisconsin
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Ferdinand Kronenberg, Architect
The Cardinal Hotel, designed by prolific Madison architect Ferdinand Kronenberg, is significant for its association with east Madison's commercial and railway corridor. Conceived primarily to serve rail passengers, when constructed the hotel towered over its neighbors and became a visual landmark for travelers arriving by both car and train at the two nearby depots. Of note is the intact first floor tavern, unique for its design in the Craftsman style with high wainscoted walls, paneled doors, leaded windows and lighted glass panels designed by the architect.
Designated October 25, 1993
Madison Landmarks Commission

The property is located on southbound South Franklin Avenue, at its intersection with East Wilson Street, at 418 East Wilson Street, Madison, Wisconsin 53703.

The marker is No. 107 in a series of markers erected by the Madison Landmarks Commission.

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