601-625 Williamson St - Machinery Row

601-625 Williamson St - Machinery Row

Built in stages between 1898 and 1912 


A detailed history can be found at http://www.machinery-row.com/historyMachineryRow.php

Machinery Row, also the Brown Estate Block. 601 Williamson Street This was the first building of several in the row to be built by the Timothy Brown Estate. Now referred to as Machinery Row, the buildings were designed by Convover and Porter, architects. The firs was the first employers of Frank Lloyd Wright. Search for other buildings in the neighborhood by Conover and Porter. Machinery Row was the incubator for such businesses as Advance Thresher Co., the French Battery Co. (later Rayovac), and Madison Candy Company.  Also refer to David Mollenhoff's book, Madison: A History of the Formative Years, University of Wisconsin Press, Madison, 1982, 2003.

Machinery Row, also the Brown Estate Block. 601 Williamson Street This was the first building of several in the row to be built by the Timothy Brown Estate. Now referred to as Machinery Row, the buildings were designed by Convover and Porter, architects. The firs was the first employers of Frank Lloyd Wright. Search for other buildings in the neighborhood by Conover and Porter. Machinery Row was the incubator for such businesses as Advance Thresher Co., the French Battery Co. (later Rayovac), and Madison Candy Company.  Also refer to David Mollenhoff's book, Madison: A History of the Formative Years, University of Wisconsin Press, Madison, 1982, 2003.



The photo was taken alongside the rail siding that served the Fauerbach Brewery (not in view), on the lake side of the Machinery Row building, 601-627 Williamson. The photo shows the workers and delivery trucks of George Ellman, Inc., a distributor for Heileman Brewing Company. Note the Capitol in the distance.   Courtesy of Sara Preez.
The photo was taken alongside the rail siding that served the Fauerbach Brewery (not in view), on the lake side of the Machinery Row building, 601-627 Williamson. The photo shows the workers and delivery trucks of George Ellman, Inc., a distributor for Heileman Brewing Company. Note the Capitol in the distance.   Courtesy of Sara Preez.


from Madison, Wis. and Its Points of Interest. Commercial Publishing Co., 1899.


Undated, 1940s Capital Times article

The Capital Times April 17, 1980



Isthmus August 11, 1989


Wisconsin State Journal August 12, 1998