Author Archive: the Madison Trust

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Volunteer to be a Tour Docent with MTHP

March 1, 2015 |
Volunteer to be a Tour Docent with MTHP

  Do you: 1) Want to learn more about Madison’s buildings, neighborhoods and people? 2) Enjoy meeting and working with people who share your interest in our community’s past, present and future? 3) Delight in showing off Madison to family, friends and visitors? 4) Own a comfortable pair of walking shoes?

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Help Frank Lloyd Wrights Lamp House!

February 26, 2015 |
Help Frank Lloyd Wrights Lamp House!

    The Lamp House is an architectural and cultural treasure. Its context will be further eroded by allowing the ten-story hotel in such close proximity to the house. It is important that alders hear that the proposal for the AC Marriott Hotel does not meet the intent or spirit of the Report of the Lamp House […]

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Nominate a project for our 2015 Preservation Awards!

February 2, 2015 |
Nominate a project for our 2015 Preservation Awards!

MTHP is now accepting nominations for the 2015 Historic Preservation Awards! Nominate your own restoration work, your firm’s design or construction project, or any other rehabilitation, preservation, or restoration project you’ve noticed around town! Nominate a project in one of several categories including restoration, rehabilitation, preservation, and compatible new construction on any property type. Awards […]

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Be an Advocate for Madison History!

January 22, 2015 |
Be an Advocate for Madison History!

The Madison Ad Hoc Landmarks Ordinance Review Committee will be meeting Saturday January 31, 2015 at 9:00 am at the Madison Municipal Building (215 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.) Room LL-110. The sections on the agenda are crucial to protecting a strong landmarks ordinance. The more people there on behalf of strong preservation the better. There is […]

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Thank You cards

December 28, 2014 |
Thank You cards

Is there some “Thank-You” card writing in your future? We’ve got you covered with these 8-card packs of Madison historic architecture note cards. Each is printed on heavy card stock with a beautiful photograph of a Madison landmark on the front and a blank interior for your individualized message. Maybe these are for all the people who […]

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Gift giving with the Madison Trust

December 24, 2014 |
Gift giving with the Madison Trust

Still looking for some gifts? Madison Trust memberships make terrific gifts! They’re quick & easy to get online, but can be enjoyed all year long! Our 10 historic architecture walking/bicycle tours are a wonderful way to explore Madison. Your loved ones can spend a leisurely Saturday morning or take a weekday evening stroll with our knowledgeable, […]

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Steensland House Update

November 16, 2014 |
Steensland House Update

Norwegian Halle Steensland began his life as a store clerk in Rock County, WI. In his young adulthood he quickly became a prominent member of the insurance and banking communities. Steensland later served as Wisconsin’s vice-consul to Sweden and Norway. As a philanthropist, he helped fund the Steensland Bridge on East Washington Ave in addition […]

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Mansion Hill Residential Loan Program

November 14, 2014 |
Mansion Hill Residential Loan Program

The City of Madison is offering a small cap TIF loan to individualslooking to renovate houses in the Mansion Hill-James Madison Park Neighborhood. The program provides forgivable loans for the purchase and/or renovation of a rental property. The property must be located in the restricted area (see link), have no more than three residential units after the […]

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