Gone But Not Forgotten

Like friends and family who’ve crossed over, the buildings in these photos are gone, but not forgotten. The vibe lingers, and we still enjoy.

UW Woman's Hall, Circa 1890

UW Woman's Hall, Circa 1890

UW Woman’s Hall

Demolished; current site of Chadbourne Hall
420 N. Park St., Madison, Wisconsin
Architect: A.C. Isaacs
Date of construction: 1871

In 1870, UW President Dr. Paul A. Chadbourne secured an appropriation of $50,000 from the Wisconsin legislature to construct this building to house women students. The award was the first appropriation that the legislature ever made to the University, and it came a few years prior to the official adoption of co-education. Now that’s foresight.
Photo courtesy of the Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Detroit Publishing Company Collection.

Pinckney Stree, Circa 1900

Pinckney Street, Circa 1900

Pinckney Street

Pinckney Street on the square has seen many renovations. This was how it looked at the start of the 20th century, when people arrived by wagon and hitched their horses nearby.