4207 Monona Dr | National or State Registers Record | Wisconsin Historical Society

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4207 Monona Dr

National or State Register of Historic Places
4207 Monona Dr | National or State Registers Record | Wisconsin Historical Society
Historic Name:Kohl's Food Store
Reference Number:100008139
Location (Address):4207 Monona Dr
Kohl’s Food Store was constructed in 1968 following a design by the Milwaukee firm of Rasche, Schroeder, Spransy & Associates in the City of Monona, Dane County, Wisconsin. The building is an excellent representative of mid-century Contemporary architecture that utilizes glue-laminated arches to achieve its distinctive arched roof without the use of interior columns or other vertical supports. The building represents the signature design employed by Kohl’s Food Stores throughout the 1950s and 1960s and is one of, if not the best, remaining examples of the company’s standardized supermarket design remaining in the state. In addition, the building is one of the most visible and distinctive examples of glue-laminated arch construction in the City of Monona. In addition to its signature arched roof, the building is characterized by its asymmetrical façade; its front window-wall with a continuous, widely overhanging eave; its prominent glue-laminated front arch that extends beyond the roofline to ground anchors on each side; its projecting flat roof over the front entrance; and its interior floor plan featuring a large, open sales floor. The building operated as a supermarket until ownership changes and the construction of additional supermarkets in the area led to its closure in 1985. In 2014, the building was purchased by Habitat for Humanity of Dane County; it currently serves as one of two Madison area Habitat ReStores.
Period of Significance:1968
Area of Significance:Architecture
Area of Significance:Engineering
Applicable Criteria:Architecture/Engineering
Historic Use:Commerce/Trade: Specialty Store
Architectural Style:Modern Movement
Resource Type:Building
Architect:Rasche, Schroeder, Spransy, and Associates
Historic Status:Date Received/Pending Nomination
Historic Status:Listed in the State Register
Historic Status:Listed in the National Register
National Register Listing Date:09/16/2022
State Register Listing Date:05/20/2022
Number of Contributing Buildings:1
Number of Contributing Sites:0
Number of Contributing Structures:0
Number of Contributing Objects:0
Number of Non-Contributing Sites:0
Number of Non-Contributing Structures:0
Number of Non-Contributing Objects:0
National Register and State Register of Historic Places, State Historic Preservation Office, Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, Wisconsin

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