Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Presentation of the Historic Survey Results on August 14th at 6:30 p.m.

The City of Milton’s Historic Preservation Commission has been working with Historic Resources Consultant Carol Lohry Cartwright over the last year to develop a comprehensive architectural survey of all properties in the City of Milton. The survey is in the final completion stages and Mrs. Cartwright will be presenting her findings during a presentation that will take place on August 14, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. at the Milton House, 18 S. Janesville Street, Milton, WI 53563.

During the presentation, Mrs. Cartwright will discuss her findings and show pictures of the properties. Joe DeRose from the Wisconsin Historical Society will also be in attendance to provide information about the National Register of Historic Places. Mrs. Cartwright identified 12 properties and two districts that are potentially eligible for the National Register of Historic Places. If a property is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, then the property owner could be eligible for certain tax provisions or grants for historic preservation.

The Historic Preservation Commission chose to complete this survey after receiving a grant from the Wisconsin Historical Society in 2012 that covers the entire cost of the project. The Historic Preservation Commission received another grant in 2013 to nominate two districts and four properties to the National Register of Historic Places. The commission will be working with the property owners on this project over the course of the next year. The commission contracted with Mrs. Cartwright again for this project.