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2014 Historic Preservation Awards

2014 Historic Preservation Awards

June 12, 2014 |

If you missed it, you missed one of our best Awards events ever. MTHP hosted the 26h annual Historic Preservation Awards May 1 at the Madison Masonic Center. We honored ten rehabilitation, restoration and construction in and around Madison, ¬†and Wisconsin’s Chief State Architect, Dan Stephans, for his Lifetime Contributions to Historic Preservation. The event […]

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Panel Discussion – Historic Districts and Their Part in a Growing City

Panel Discussion – Historic Districts and Their Part in a Growing City

May 16, 2014 |

The recent decision on the proposed redevelopment of three parcels on Gilman St. in the Mansion Hill Historic District has catalyzed a lot of discussion about historic districts, their role in a growing city, and the regulations in local HIstoric Preservation legislation. The topic can get complex when we start talking about federal versus local […]

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You’re Invited!   2014 Madison Area Historic Preservation Awards

You’re Invited! 2014 Madison Area Historic Preservation Awards

April 4, 2014 |

Join us and the Award Winners for a fabulous evening to celebrate projects that rehabilitate, restore, or add to historic properties. 2014 marks the 26th year that MTHP will present the annual Historic Preservation Awards! This year’s winners include the Art Deco state office building at 1 W. Wilson St., two projects on the UW […]

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Gilman St. proposal poses challenge to historic districts

Gilman St. proposal poses challenge to historic districts

March 16, 2014 |

The proposal for the 100 block of W. Gilman St. is not as simple as it’s been cast recently. It’s not a simple exchange of three crummy old buildings for three handsome new buildings. It would demolish a universally disliked building (the Highlander apartments), relocate one house in good condition that was determined to be […]

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Our 2012-13 Annual Report is Available!

Our 2012-13 Annual Report is Available!

February 28, 2014 |

Our latest Annual Report is available!  

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Call for Award Nominations!

Call for Award Nominations!

January 7, 2014 |

MTHP is now accepting nominations for the 2014 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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Steensland House returning to residential service

Steensland House returning to residential service

November 21, 2013 |

The 1896 house of the Halle Steensland family will stand in the Mansion Hill historic district for the foreseeable future, and be returned to residential use as part of the “Bethel Idea” (background in this post) Pastor Scot Sorensen of Bethel Lutheran Church presented that vision on Thursday at Downtown Madison Inc.’s monthly “What’s Up […]

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Update – Howard Place proposal

Update – Howard Place proposal

November 20, 2013 |

A request for demolition permits for two Contributing houses in the Langdon St. federal historic district was denied by the Plan Commission on Monday (background here). The owner of 622 and 632 Howard Place, both determined to be Contributing buildings in the Langdon Street Historic District proposed to demolish the two buildings and build a […]

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