Donlan Home-102 West Third Street

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Donlan Home-102 West Third Street


Dwellings-Indiana; Architecture, Queen Anne


This house has been described as Queen Anne/Romanesque. It was built between 1892 and 1897, probably for the Michael Donlan family and they lived in the home for over fifty years. Mr. Donlan was a prominent Madisonian with ties to the banking industry. The last two Donlans in the home were Margaret and Catherine, daughters of Michael. They lived there until the 1950s. The home itself is of red brick and stone with cream-colored stone accents around and above the openings. There are fancy insets of stone and brick around the perimeter of the house accenting the outside walls. There is a three-story round turret on the northeast corner culminating in a round porch flaring out from it which is encircled with turned and carved decorative wood trim. The turret gives the home an almost castle-like appearance. The residence sits on a slight elevation from the sidewalk and has an ornate wrought-iron fence surrounding it. The home has been well-kept and is still an asset to the city.


Harry Lemen, photographer


Madison Courier; Sanborn Insurance Maps; City Directories


Picture taken 1941


Madison-Jefferson County Public Library


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Photograph taken with Eastman-Kodak Brownie Camera No. 2C model A, using No. 130 film. Resulting negative (2.875in x 4.875in) scanned at 1200 DPI using a Microtek ScanMaker 9800XL. Online jpeg image file saved at 72 DPI 800 to 1000 pixels on long edge.


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Harry Lemen, photographer, "Donlan Home-102 West Third Street," in Harry Lemen Historic Photo Collection, Item #187, (accessed May 25, 2015).