130 N. Prospect Ave. Built 1911-12 by Ferry & Clas
The forbidden garage - The UW chancellor's house, 130 N. Prospect Ave., wasdonated to the
university by John M. Olin upon his death in 1924. In writing his will, he forbade the
subsequent addition of any garage to the estate, which covered eight city lots. He later
reconsidered, but came up with the same conclusion: “I don't see how such a building
can be erected on any part of these grounds without very much injuring the same,” he
wrote. The house today has a lovely garage.