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Feature Story

Reed School Restoration

Neillsville, Wisconsin

This 1915 one-room country school, serving Wisconsin students through 1951, was restored to its appearance during the 1940s.

A Positive Message and Multifaceted Campaign Saves the Historic Buildings

A positive and reasonable message was the key to saving historic buildings on the city of Madison's famed State Street.

With resourcefulness and ingenuity, Wisconsin’s historic preservationists have raised millions of dollars to protect the state's historic past.

Merrill City Hall, Merrill, Wisconsin

1889 Queen Anne style city hall building is saved and rehabilitated to apartments in Merrill.

Philip Hasheider has been awarded the 2014 Genealogy/Family History Book Award.

Jeffris Flats Apartments, Janesville, Wisconsin

Janesville YMCA partnered with local bank to rehabilitate old building and establish housing for victims of domestic abuse.

1-5 West Main Street, Evansville, Wisconsin

Historic photographs, research and removing layers of remodeling reveal the history of three 1852 buildings on a prominent downtown corner.

The 2014 Governor's Award for Archival Achievement goes to the Madison Student Chapter of the Society of American Archivists.

First National Bank, Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin

1873 building's character undermined by remodelings is restored to its Romanesque Revival glory.

Mineral Point High School, Mineral Point, Wisconsin

A 1903 high School's special Richardsonian Romanesque historic details are maintained. Lockers were left in place in the original wide corridors and b

Adam and Mary Smith House, Sun Prairie, Wisconsin

Ornate masion slated to be deomolished is saved using Historic Preservation Tax Credits, relocated, and becomes centerpiece of new housing development.

Christina Kuhl Block, Stevens Point, Wisconsin

Before restoration, gray paint and blocked-in windows disguised half of the 1885 building's High Victorian design.

Imig Block, Sheboygan, Wisconsin

Three owners participate in complex project to rehabilitate an 1882 elaborate Victorian Italianate style building.

Reedsburg Municipal Hospital, Reedsburg, Wisconsin

After sitting empty for several years, the 1932 Reedsburg Municipal Hospital was converted to independent-living senior apartments.

The Neenah Historical Society wins the Society's Museum Exhibit Award for "Take Cover, Neenah! Backyard Family Fallout Shelters in Cold War America."

Preservationists, Hunters, and Government Officials Coordinate Efforts to Spare Bridges from Demolition

An unlikely partnership of preservationists, hunters, and government officials spare historic bridges from demolition.

The 2014 Historic Restoration Award was presented to Gorman and Company for the firm's work on Milwaukee's Brewhouse Inn and Suites.

The 2014 Governor's Award for Archival Innovation goes to Milwaukee Public Television

The 2014 Governor's Award for Archival Achievement goes to the Swiss Center of North America in New Glarus.

Paul Jules Saloon Building, Green Bay, Wisconsin

A boarded-over 1883 Italiante building is revived; attracting new businesses and positive changes to the Broadway-Walnut Historic District.
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