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Blooming Grove Town Hall

Fair Oaks Village Hall

Hiestand School

Lowell Elementary School

Nichols School

St. Bernard's Church

Spring Haven Pagoda


Frank Allis Farm

Nathaniel Dean Home

Femrite Farms

George Kalbfleish Farm

George Nichols Farm

Fred Schleuter Farm

William Schultz Farm

William Witte Round Barn



Chet Clarke House

Philo Dunning House

Charles Fix House

Knute Reindahl House

Simeon Mills House

Edward Riley House

John Sachs House

Otto Schroeder House

Stang-Wirth House

Alexander Smith House

Cora Cadwallader Tuttle


Adolph Wagner House

Walterscheit House


Eastwood Theater

Ernie's Trading Post

Schlitz Hotel

Tonyawatha Springs Hotel


French Battery & Carbon Co.

Hoffman-Kennedy Dairy

Horse Barn

Madison-Kipp Co.

United States Sugar Co.


Black Bridge

Interurban Trolley

Royal Airport

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This online tour of the historic homes and places in the Monona and East Madison area of historic Blooming Grove Township is adapted from A Self-Guided Tour to Notable Homes and Sites of Blooming Grove, Monona and Southeast Madison, published by the Historic Blooming Grove Historical Society.

Map of Monona and East Madison Map of the area covered by this tour

Because many of the buildings included in the booklet are private residences, the Society asks that you respect the rights of the owners in taking walking and driving tours of the area.

AcknowledgementsCity of Monona: Its Landmarks and Heritage, Monona  Landmarks Commission, 1980Schenk's-Atwood Neighborhood: A Walking Tour  Madison Landmarks Commission, 1987Madison's Pioneer Buildings: A Downtown Walking Tour,  Madison Landmarks Commission, 1987

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