Olin Terrace

© Photographed October 3, 2015
Madison, Dane County, Wisconsin
43° 4.343′ N, 89° 22.883′ W

Olin Terrace honors the memory of John Myers Olin (1851-1924). Mr. Olin was a U.W. law professor and the president of, and driving force behind, the original Madison Park and Pleasure Drive Association. He was an energetic fundraiser and for his tireless efforts, was eulogized as being "The Father of Madison's Park System." The fountain and balustrade were financed by the John M. Olin Memorial Fund while the labor was completed in 1934 as part of a Civil Works Administration project.
The marker is adjacent to the northwest corner of the State Office Building and is accessible from eastbound West Wilson Street, at its intersection with Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, at or near 1 West Wilson Street, Madison, Wisconsin 53703.

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Wisconsin Historical Society: Photograph of John Myers Olin
Head and shoulders studio portrait of John Myers Olin. Olin was a professor of the University of Wisconsin Law School and the president of the Madison Park and Pleasure Drive Association. Olin was also known as "Father of Madison's park system and a man without peers."

The marker is visible to the left, with the State Building behind it.

View of the capital building from the marker location;
the marker is visible to the left, in the shade.

View of the State Building, near the marker location,
looking west along West Wilson Street.
The marker is located in Madison, Wisconsin.

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