Nottingham Cooperative

Nottingham Cooperative (or Nottingham as referred to by its residents) is a 21-room housing cooperative located at 146 Langdon St. in Madison, Wisconsin, on the shore of Lake Mendota. Nottingham was incorporated in February, 1971, by a group of lawyers and students from the University of Wisconsin–Madison. The membership is usually composed of a mix of about 20 students and non-students. Unlike eleven other housing cooperatives near the campus area, Nottingham is not part of the Madison Community Cooperative.

Nottingham Cooperative
Nottingham Cooperative
Nottingham Cooperative is located in Wisconsin
Nottingham Cooperative
Location within Wisconsin
General information
Town or cityMadison, Wisconsin
CountryUnited States
Coordinates43°04′41″N 89°23′34″W / 43.078019°N 89.392804°W / 43.078019; -89.392804
Design and construction
ArchitectClarence E. Shepard

The building was built in 1927 in the Mediterranean Revival Style.

Nottingham has hosted musical and dramatic events.


The house was originally built in 1927 for the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity by Kansas architect Clarence E. Shepard (1869 - 1949).[citation needed] Shepard was an architect of Frank Lloyd Wright's Prairie School in Kansas City, although 146 was built in the Mediterranean Revival Style. At that time, this Spanish style of architecture was popular on the west coast, especially in Hollywood, but rare in the Midwest. Nottingham's tile roof is one of the building's Mediterranean Revival features.

Past owners include the fraternities Sigma Phi Epsilon (1927–1939) and Phi Sigma Delta (1940–1942), an all-girls dormitory called Shoreland House (1943–1951), and the fraternity Pi Lambda Phi (1952–1970). Nottingham celebrated its 40th anniversary as a co-op in 2011.


Over the years Nottingham has hosted many events, usually held in the ballroom. Nottingham collects no money for these shows.[1]

Bands that have played at NottinghamEdit


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