The Bernard-Hoover Boathouse is the last remnant of the commercial pleasure boat and livery industry in Madison, WI. Begun in 1855, Bernards was the first major boating concern in Madison. In 1911, the original boathouse was replaced by a spacious new building but was rebuilt 4 years later due to fire. In 1943, the property was sold to Harry Hoover, who owned it until 1968 when the City of Madison bought it to expand nearby James Madison Park. Today it is the home of Mendota Rowing Club.
Address: 622 E Gorham Street, Madison, WI, United States, 53701
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