Enjoy a walking tour of this near east-side neighborhood between East Washington and the shore of Lake Mendota.  See how a historic factory, water utility building and school have been repurposed into apartments.  Learn about Madison’s earliest African American neighborhood. 

Included are interior visits to several buildings, including the Livingston Inn, the Mendota Lake House B&B and Nichols Station. You will also have the opportunity to enjoy some refreshments while perusing books for sale related to the neighborhood and meeting author Don Sanford. 

Tours begin at 10:30 a.m. and continue every 30 minutes. The last tour starts at 2:30 p.m.


  • Occurred Sunday, September 22nd, 2019 — all day


Nichols Station Apartments

427 E. Gorham St.
Madison, WI


Madison Trust for Historic Preservation