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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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Special Event – Marquette Bungalows interior tour

Special Event – Marquette Bungalows interior tour

October 3, 2013 |

Join us for a special guided walking tour of the charming Marquette Bungalows Historic District on Madison’s East Side near O’Keefe Middle School and Yahara River Parkway. The Marquette Bungalows district is the the largest concentration of Craftsman style homes in the city. It consists of 48 modestly sized but high-quality homes. 47 of them […]

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Madison Neighborhoods Bus Tour II

Madison Neighborhoods Bus Tour II

September 16, 2013 |

Our first Madison Neighborhoods Bus Tour, back in June, was so much fun we’re doing it again! On Saturday, September 28,  we’ll host another run of the Madison Neighborhoods Bus Tour. Visit Madison’ s urban neighborhoods from the 1850s to the 1950s on a guided bus tour hosted by Anna Andrzejewski (UW Professor of Art […]

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Send a Message to Support Frank Lloyd Wright’s Lamp House

Send a Message to Support Frank Lloyd Wright’s Lamp House

September 13, 2013 |

Downtown Madison has one building designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1903, but not many Madisonians know how to find it, if they even know it’s there. It’s a unique house designed for a unique location at the center of an urban block. Wright designed the house in response to its small donut-hole site. It’s […]

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