Preservation Agencies & Institutions 

It is important to the Madison Trust that we work hard to provide the best information, resources, databases and tutorials that enable you to take on preservation issues and projects in your community.  We have begun to compile information on preservation that information here. When we continue to learn, we grow as people and advocates of our community and preservation. 

Photo of the Madison Municipal Building by Lara Swimmer


Historic Preservation & Archaeological Consultants | The State Historic Preservation Officer maintains this list of consultants.

Historic Architecture

The Great Buildings Collection | Search a database of styles, architects, and photos.

Madison Area - Local History

Dane County Historical Society

Historic Blooming Grove Historical Society 

Historic Madison, Inc.

Historical Marker Database | Madison Landmarks Commission Historical Markers 

Local Historic Districts

Madison Landmarks | Compiled by the City of Madison

Madison Area | Planning & Development

City of Madison - Code of Ordinances

City of Madison - Common Council | Madison's Common Council is made up of 20 democratically elected alders, who represent the residents of their districts, and work with the mayor, other city officials, and city employees to address issues that come before the Common Council that effect the entire city.

City of Madison | Board, Commissions, and Committees meeting minutes and agendas 

City of Madison – Historic Preservation Planning | The Historic Preservation Section works to enhance the community by protecting the historic character of the built environment.  


Wisconsin Historical Society - Preserve Your Homes & Properties | Search the most up-to-date version of the National or State Register of Historic Places and the Society's Architecture and History Inventory (AHI) and more.

Wisconsin Historical Society’s collections | Search over 300,000 files.

Wisconsin State Historic Preservation Officer (SHPO)

Wisconsin Trust for Historic Preservation

National Preservation

National Trust for Historic Preservation

National Register of Historic Places | The sites on the register — from districts to structures to objects — are recommended by state and local officials and now number 93,000. Their historical value must be taken into account by federal agencies planning construction or other measures that might alter the sites.

Grants & Funding Sources

Academic Programs in Historic Preservation

Undergraduate & Certificate Programs

Graduate Programs

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