James B. Bowen House

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James B. Bowen House
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James B. Bowen House is located in Wisconsin
James B. Bowen House
James B. Bowen House is located in the US
James B. Bowen House
Location 302 S. Mills St.
Madison, Wisconsin
Coordinates 43°3′50″N 89°24′15″W / 43.06389°N 89.40417°W / 43.06389; -89.40417Coordinates: 43°3′50″N 89°24′15″W / 43.06389°N 89.40417°W / 43.06389; -89.40417
Area 0.14 acres (0.057 ha)
Built 1855
Architect Unknown
Architectural style Italianate
NRHP Reference # 82000648
Added to NRHP March 1, 1982

The James B. Bowen House (also known as the Seth Van Bergen House) is a historic house located at 302 South Mills Street in Madison, Wisconsin. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places on March 1, 1982.[1] One of Madison's oldest surviving sandstone houses, it is a prime example of well executed masonry construction that flourished in Madison during the 1850's and 1860's.

Description and history[edit]

The two-story Italianate villa, built of locally quarried sandstone, was originally built for Seth and Harriet Van Bergen. In 1859, future Madison Mayor James Barton Bowen purchased the house. After his death in 1881, his daughter and her husband owned the house. In 1972, it was designated a landmark by the Madison Landmarks Commission.[2]


  1. ^ "James B. Bowen House". Landmark Hunter.com. Retrieved 2012-02-03. 
  2. ^ "Bowen House". Historical Marker Database.org. Retrieved 2012-02-03.