Orton Park Historic District

Roughly bounded by Spaight St., S. Few St., Lake Monona, and S. Ingersoll St., Madison, Wisconsin

Neighborhood of pleasant, middle class, turn-of-the-century houses surrounding a tree-studded park.


Typical houses surrounding Orton Park, and Orton Park itself, which is also part of the district. Lake Monona forms the southeastern boundary of the district and can be seen in some of the photos.

Photo taken by J.R. Manning August 2018



National Register information 

Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on October 31, 1988
Reference number
Architectural styles
Late 19th and 20th Century Revival; American Movement: Bungalow/Craftsman; Victorian: Queen Anne
Areas of significance
Commerce; Architecture; Communications
Level of significance
Evaluation criteria
C - Design/Construction; B - Person
Property type
Historic functions
Single dwelling; Secondary structure
Current functions
Single dwelling; Secondary structure
Periods of significance
1900-1924; 1875-1899; 1850-1874; 1925-1949
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 72
Non-contributing buildings: 1


American Movement (6,254)
Brick (42,462)
Bungalow/Craftsman (3,344)
Dane County, Wisconsin (224)
District (10,348)
Late 19th and 20th Century Revival (16,280)
Madison, Wisconsin (118)
Queen Anne (5,092)
Slate (5,715)
Stucco (7,816)
Victorian (19,697)
Wisconsin (2,577)

Update Log 

  • October 5, 2018: Updated by J.R. Manning: Updated status, corrected GPS coordinates and added photos