The Baskerville will celebrate its centennial with a free “Tour of the Century” May 10, 4:00 – 7:00 PM and May 11, 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM, 2013, at 121 S. Hamilton Street in Madison. The free guided tours will be led by docents from the Madison Trust for Historic Preservation. In 1907, local Methodist [...]
A Wisconsin Senate bill that would increase the state’s reinvestment in Wisconsin’s historic commercial and income-generating buildings is working its way through the state legislature. The bill would be a benefit to local businesses and local historic character in Wisconsin downtowns and Main Streets by increasing the value of an existing program aimed at historic [...]
Owners of three contributing buildings in the Langdon Street Historic District have proposed to demolish them and build a single massive new development in their place. While new development is important and necessary in Madison, our Downtown Plan is clear and consistent that new development in the Langdon St. area take place on appropriate parcels [...]
The Madison Trust for Historic Preservation has partnered with the Madison Chapter of NARI (the National Association of the Remodeling Industry) to bring you the 2012 Winter Workshop Series. This year’s workshops include: Jan. 10 – Federal and State Historic Preservation Tax Credits. Presented by Jen Davel, Preservation Architect at the Wisconsin Historical Society. Feb. [...]
originally posted Jan. 8, 2011 This issue has been ongoing since the city purchased (in phases) the land that now constitutes James Madison Park – what do we do with the historic buildings that sit on the land? They include the Bernard-Hoover boathouse (1915), Lincoln School (Claude and Starck, 1915), and three houses at 640, [...]
At its next meeting, the Madison Landmarks Commission will do a preliminary review of the landmark nomination for the Marshall Erdman & Associates Office and Shop (right) at 5117 University Avenue. Should the Commission decide to consider the nomination, a public hearing will be scheduled. The commission will also consider two certificates of appropriateness, discuss [...]
The June 13 meeting of the Madison Landmarks Commission includes review of a landmark nomination for Luther Memorial Church at 1021 University Ave. You can download the agenda the meeting which will begin at 4:45 p.m. in Room LL110 of the Madison Municipal Building at 215 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
The May 9 meeting of the Madison Landmarks Commission includes an informational presentation about a redevelopment proposal for the St. Francis House property on University Avenue at Brooks Street and construction of a 12-story, 90-unit residential building. You can download the agenda for the meeting which will begin at 4:45 p.m. in Room LL110 of [...]