Promoting an understanding and appreciation of the history and architecture of the Marquette Neighborhood.
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Friends of Historic Third Lake Ridge

Williamson Street and Marquette Neighborhood Historical Materials Sought

The History Committee of Friends collects anecdotes, stories, photos, news clippings and other materials that may be used in developing future neighborhood walking tours, articles, exhibits and the neighborhood web site. The particular focus has been on collecting information pertaining to the history of Williamson Street. All of the stories collected have been of interest.

Any original materials that may be lent to the committee will remain the property of the lender and proper credit will be given if copies of the materials are used. Permission to borrow and copy materials will be in written agreements. Copies of the materials will be provided to the State Historical Society and the Dane County Heritage Center. Anyone having old photographs or documents that may be of interest to the committee are encouraged to contact the committee through Friends. Contact Info

Please join the Friends of Historic Third Lake Ridge and volunteer your time and expertise in our activities:

  • Programs & Presentations
  • Historic Research & Writing
  • School Programs & Materials
  • Publications
  • History and Architecture Walking Tours
  • Preservation Awards
  • Oral history projects
  • Willy Street Fair Art Exhibit on "Old Williamson"

The Meyer and Moeglin families of Williamson St

Friends of Third Lake Ridge are pleased to share historical documents which portray part of the histories of the Meyer and Moeglein (also, Moeglin and Moegelin) families on Williamson Street in Madison. They occupied three houses throughout much of the late 19th Century. The loan of original documents and donation of digital documents for online postings include portraits and building photos, articles, stories, and a Civil War release document.
Moeglein Family History (pdf)
Jospeh Moeglein Obituraries
Meyer Family History
Thanks to Dorothy Swanson and her family for sharing these.

The Friends of Historic Third Lake Ridge are a group of neighbors who seek to promote, popularize, and defend the historic character of the Williamson-Marquette neighborhood through education, events, and activism. The Third Lake Ridge Historic District was created in 1979 as Madison's second local historic district.