John M. & Helen Olin House

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.