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Madison Area Technical College closes Downtown campus, marking end to 98-year history

Kelly Meyerhofer | Wisconsin State JournalMay 25, 2019

The boxes are packed, the offices emptied and all that’s left to do is turn out the lights.

Madison Area Technical College’s Downtown campus will close next Friday, marking the end of a 98-year occupancy just a block from Capitol Square.

Opened in 1921, the six-story building at 211 N. Carroll St. has for nearly a century served thousands of nontraditional students.

High school equivalency diplomas offered a second chance to many. Associate degrees paved a path toward a higher-paying job or pipeline to a University of Wisconsin campus. Continuing education classes encouraged lifelong learning.

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