Category: Executive Director’s Blog
Two proposals are in the works for the block, just off the Square, where our only downtown Frank Lloyd Wright building is located. We need to be very attentive to these proposals, and to future development on this block. We should commit to protecting the dignity of the Robert Lamp House, and avoid enshrouding it [...]
The recent expansion of the small Merrill Springs city park on the southern shore of Lake Mendota has focused attention on some neglected landscape features constructed by the Wisconsin Emergency Relief Administration (WERA) in 1934. The park, located at the end of Spring Ct. off Lake Mendota Dr. was originally established by the Madison Park [...]
We’ve have a winner! Two winners actually. The contest was so close we awarded prizes to the top two teams. The contest ran from June through September. Six teams hunted for official city plaques at designated Landmarks throughout the city to try to win autographed copies of Madison history books by David Mollenhoff and Stuart [...]
Several historic Downtown buildings got some extra attention over the summer as owners took advantage of good weather, Facade Improvement Grants, and tax credits to do some exterior maintenance and repairs. .
The Common Council passed a resolution on March 20 that expands thesuccessful Facade Improvement Grant Program to commercially zoned city Landmarks.