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Billfold Factory Finds New Life as Apartments

Amity Leather Products Factory, West Bend, Wisconsin
A 1915 textile mill's multi-story form is renovated. Exposed steel and timber ceiling capture the industrial historic character of the building.
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1872 Historic Italianate Mansion Saved by Relocation

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.
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Reed School Restoration

Neillsville, Wisconsin
This 1915 one-room country school, serving Wisconsin students through 1951, was restored to its appearance during the 1940s.
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Hospital Gets New Lease on Life as Senior Housing

Reedsburg Municipal Hospital, Reedsburg, Wisconsin
After sitting empty for several years, the 1932 Reedsburg Municipal Hospital was converted to independent-living senior apartments.
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Rehabilitated Building Re-Captures its Cream City Charm

Birchard-Follansbee Block, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Johnson Bank buys and rehabilitates an 1867 four-story French Second Empire style building in Milwaukee.
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Tax Credits Fuel Adaptive Use Project

Copeland Service Station, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Using tax credits, a neglected 1938 Milwaukee gas station was reinvented as a coffee shop, preserving its Streamline Moderne style.
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Finnish Log Home Rehabilitated by Grandson

John Palo Homestead, Oulu, Wisconsin
A 1909 Wisconsin northwoods log home rehabilitation preserves family heritage and an important piece of the state's history. Tax credits helped fund t
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City Hall Escapes Wrecking Ball

Merrill City Hall, Merrill, Wisconsin
1889 Queen Anne style city hall building is saved and rehabilitated to apartments in Merrill.
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Restoration Gives 1894 Apartment Buildings New Life

Jeffris Flats Apartments, Janesville, Wisconsin
Janesville YMCA partnered with local bank to rehabilitate old building and establish housing for victims of domestic abuse.
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Commercial Block Renewed by Dramatic Rehabilitation

Imig Block, Sheboygan, Wisconsin
Three owners participate in complex project to rehabilitate an 1882 elaborate Victorian Italianate style building.
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Bank Restoration Receives Preservation Award

First National Bank, Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin
1873 building's character undermined by remodelings is restored to its Romanesque Revival glory.
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History Uncovered in Commercial Building Rehabilitation

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.
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Depot Rehabilitation Preserves Railroad History

Richland Center Depot, Richland Center, Wisconsin
A crumbling 1909 railroad depot is rehabilitated with help from federal grants.
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Curing a Building's Split Personality

Christina Kuhl Block, Stevens Point, Wisconsin
Before restoration, gray paint and blocked-in windows disguised half of the 1885 building's High Victorian design.
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Local Group Partnership Rehabilitates Historic Saloon

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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Apartment Conversion of Historic School Maintains Charm

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

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