Block 100

Madison, WI

This high-profile project located along the 100 Block of State Street in the heart of Madison’s downtown, is comprised of six properties and includes the preservation of three historic buildings (two of which are historic landmarks).

The $11.5 million project originally called for the demolition of several buildings, including two historic landmarks: the Castle & Doyle Building, 125 State St., and the Schubert Building, 120 W. Mifflin Street. Facing strong community opposition, the developers revised the plans, saving both landmarks, along with the Stark Building, at the corner of Fairchild and Mifflin streets.

Block 100 now offers a combination of old-world charm with downtown sophistication. The renovated properties include high quality retail and restaurant spaces, and office/corporate space in the 100 Block of State Street. The project has greatly improved the quality of real estate available to retail and office tenants. Additionally, the project has enhanced the vitality of the block, complementing both the Overture Center for the Arts and the newly renovated Madison Central Library.

The strategic renovations made to the existing buildings have substantially improved their efficiency, usability, accessibility, and safety, thereby extending the buildings’ useful lives for decades to come.


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Additions and Remodels
Historic Renovations
New Construction

Architect /

Potter Lawson