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3244 ATWOOD AVE | Property Record | Wisconsin Historical Society

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Architecture and History Inventory
3244 ATWOOD AVE | Property Record | Wisconsin Historical Society
Historic Name:Garver's Supply Company Factory and Office
Other Name:United States Sugar Company
Reference Number:27802
Location (Address):3244 ATWOOD AVE
Unincorporated Community:
Quarter Section:
Quarter/Quarter Section:
Year Built:1906
Additions: 1929
Survey Date:1994
Historic Use:industrial building
Architectural Style:Astylistic Utilitarian Building
Structural System:
Wall Material:Brick
Architect:Law, Law and Potter
Other Buildings On Site:
Demolished Date:
National/State Register Listing Name: Garver's Supply Company Factory and Office
National Register Listing Date:8/7/2017
State Register Listing Date:5/19/2017
National Register Multiple Property Name:
Additional Information:A 'site file' exists for this property. It contains additional information such as correspondence, newspaper clippings, or historical information. It is a public record and may be viewed in person at the Wisconsin Historical Society, Division of Historic Preservation.

Map code: 0710-054-0096-7.

DOE 11/8/1991. Madison Historic Landmark: 3/7/1994.

Damaged by fire in May of 2001. A small cottage on the property was constructed in 1905 as the Madison office of the U.S. Sugar Co. The company at its peak processed 500 tons of sugar beets a day but went bankrupt in 1924. James Garver bought the property and converted it into a feed mill in 1931. In 1997 it was purchased by the Olbrich Botanical Society. The cottage is now used as office space by Olbrich's horticultural staff.

Originally constructed in 1906, the facility contained 200,000 square feet of space and was the largest factory ever erected in Madison. When it was completed, it became the fourth sugar beet processing plant in Wisconsin; the Madison plant being an almost exact copy of the plant in Janesville. In 1926, the structure was sold to the Garver Feed and Supply Company whose owners removed the top two stories and the Richardsonian turret.
Bibliographic References:Wisconsin State Journal 4/24/2004. The Cap Times, 6/16-22/2010, p. 6. Madison Landmarks Commission & the Atwood Community Center, Schenk's-Atwood Neighborhood: A Walking Tour, 1987.
Wisconsin Architecture and History Inventory, State Historic Preservation Office, Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, Wisconsin

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