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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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More demolitions proposed for Langdon Street Historic District

More demolitions proposed for Langdon Street Historic District

September 5, 2013 |

Another proposal for a new apartment building in the Langdon Street Historic District would demolish two “contributing” buildings in that district. Mark Smith, an architect with JLA Architects, filed an application August 5 on behalf of owner Rebecca Anderson to demolish the two contributing buildings at 622 and 632 Howard Place. The application proposes new […]

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Another Mansion Hill development would like exceptions

Another Mansion Hill development would like exceptions

July 26, 2013 |

Steve Brown Apartments has met with Mansion Hill neighbors and property owners to discuss a preliminary concept for a new apartment complex that would replace three existing buildings in the Mansion Hill Historic District. The new construction would require the demolition of a 9-story concrete apartment tower built in the 1960s (The Highlander, 115 W. […]

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Bethel Congregation approves concept for Steensland House

Bethel Congregation approves concept for Steensland House

July 22, 2013 |

There’s positive momentum for the historic Halle Steensland House on N. Carroll St. downtown. The house has been owned by Bethel Lutheran Church for several decades and operated for many years as the Bethel Parish Shop. It has sat unused in recent years. Now, the church is planning the development of the block where the […]

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MTHP elects new President

MTHP elects new President

July 15, 2013 |

The Madison Trust for Historic Preservation has elected a new president to replace outgoing president Vicki Siekert. Vicki served 2 two-year terms and led the organization successfully through a transition from an all-volunteer organization to one with a professional staff position.   Ginny Way joined the Board in 2011, and assumed the leadership at the […]

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Historic Neighborhoods Bus Tour – Gallery

Historic Neighborhoods Bus Tour – Gallery

June 17, 2013 |

Our Historic Neighborhoods Bus Tour on Saturday (June 15) was a sell-out! We visited neighborhoods on the isthmus, east side and west side. We toured interiors of three historic homes, and had lunch in the club room of the Italian Workmen’s Club. Anna Andrzejewski (UW Art History professor) and Erica Fox Gehrig (architecture historian and […]

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Free house – Must be moved, some expenses paid

Free house – Must be moved, some expenses paid

June 5, 2013 |

The Madison Trust for Historic Preservation is assisting The Gallina Companies in identifying relocation opportunities for the house at 1022 Mound St. in Madison. The house has been unoccupied for about a year, and must be removed from the parcel by October 1, 2013.  The Gallina Corporation is prepared to contribute their anticipated demolition cost […]

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Special Event – Madison Historic Neighborhoods Tour: 19th century to Mid-century

Special Event – Madison Historic Neighborhoods Tour: 19th century to Mid-century

May 31, 2013 |

Visit Madison’ s urban neighborhoods from the 1850s to the 1950s on a guided bus tour hosted by Anna Andrzejewski (UW Professor of Art History and vernacular architecture historian), and Erica Fox Gehrig (architectural historian and Madison Landmarks Commissioner).  See where early Madisonians chose to live and why, and how they migrated from the Isthmus, […]

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