Joseph J. Stoner House

Joseph J. Stoner House - AIA Wisconsin HQ

AIA Wisconsin and Wisconsin Architects Foundation preserve Madison's treasure

In 1983, the Wisconsin Architects Foundation received the Joseph J. Stoner House as a gift from Madison Newspapers, Inc. This imposing two-story Italianate structure, located at 321 S. Hamilton Street in Madison, was built in 1855 of indigenous sandstone.

The Stoner House was named a Madison Landmark in 1973 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980. Unfortunately, during this period of time the building was vacant and fell into serious disrepair.

As a condition of the gift, the Wisconsin Architects Foundation agreed to move the Stoner House 100 feet and to undertake an architecturally and historically sensitive renovation. The renovation of the Stoner House was completed in October 1984 at a cost of over $200,000.

The successful restoration of the Stoner House was made possible by the financial assistance received from the Historic Preservation Division of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin, the National Park Service and the City of Madison as well as contributions from architects and other friends from throughout the state. In addition, the Wisconsin Society of Architects in 1984 agreed to loan the WAF a total of $45,000 to complete the restoration of the Stoner House.

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Stoner House Flipbook Presentation

Historic Marker Information

AIA Wisconsin is proud to claim Madison's Joseph J. Stoner House as its official headquarters. This imposing two-story Italianate structure, located at 321 S. Hamilton Street in Madison, was built in 1855 of indigenous sandstone. The Stoner House was named a Madison Landmark in 1973 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.

321 S. Hamilton St., Madison, WI 53703

Driving Directions

From HWY 12 & 18

Exit Hwy. 151 north (Park St), to W. Washington Ave. Turn right on Bassett St., go left on Wilson St. and proceed four blocks.

From I-90

Take Hwy. 30 into Madison and exit at Hwy. 151 (State Capitol Exit, E. Washington Ave.). Stay on E. Washington approach to Capitol, turn left on Butler St., go right on Wilson and proceed four blocks.

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Joseph J. Stoner House - AIA Wisconsin HQ

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