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3244 Atwood Ave

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3244 Atwood Ave | National or State Registers Record | Wisconsin Historical Society
Historic Name:Garver's Supply Company Factory and Office
Reference Number:100001445
Location (Address):3244 Atwood Ave
Garver Feed and Supply Company Complex
3244 Atwood Avenue, Madison, WI 53704
Architect: Unknown; Law, Law, and Potter (1929-1931 renovations)
Date of Construction: 1906

The Garver Feed and Supply Company Complex, located at 3244 Atwood Avenue in Madison on a 19-acre site, was originally constructed in the Romanesque Revival style. The main factory building and adjacent office building were remodeled in 1929-1931 by architects Law, Law, and Potter.

The complex was originally constructed by the United States Sugar Beet Company as a sugar beet refining plant; a small but important subset of the agricultural economy in Wisconsin during the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries. In 1929, the site was purchased by agricultural entrepreneur James R. Garver and was substantially remodeled to serve as a commercial feed mill.

The Garver Feed and Supply Company focused on the maturation of a scientific, research-based, and centralized approach to the production of livestock feed during a time of increased commercialization of the farming industry. The Garver Feed and Supply Company Complex serves as an important surviving link to the agricultural industry in the Madison area and the upper Midwest and is the best remaining example of a pre-World War II livestock feed manufacturing plant in the city.

Period of Significance:1931-1967
Area of Significance:Industry
Applicable Criteria:Event
Historic Use:Industry/Processing/Extraction: Manufacturing Facility
Architectural Style:Romanesque
Resource Type:Building
Architect:Law, Law, and Potter
Historic Status:Listed in the State Register
Historic Status:Listed in the National Register
National Register Listing Date:08/07/2017
State Register Listing Date:05/19/2017
Number of Contributing Buildings:2
Number of Contributing Sites:0
Number of Contributing Structures:0
Number of Contributing Objects:0
Number of Non-Contributing Sites:0
Number of Non-Contributing Structures:0
Number of Non-Contributing Objects:0
National Register and State Register of Historic Places, Division of Historic Preservation, Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, Wisconsin

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