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2013 Landmark Commission Schoenknecht Award Winner

Posted on May 21, 2013

2013 Landmark Commission Schoenknecht Award Winner

Ron Lostetter from Carroll University will be awarded the Schoenknecht award for the spirit of historic preservation. Ron’s appreciation and interest in Carroll’s historic properties has grown over the years. He was nominated because of his work on the historic homes that Carroll owns. The Ryall-Pool-Boehmke house that is pictured here is the latest project to be taken on by Carroll. Ron was very excited when he found out that this was the oldest building on campus. He was also excited when early 1900’s photographs from the Boehmke family had been found showing the details of the house. He even arranged for the Boehmke family to come and see the home...

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2013 Landmark Commission Gunn Award Winner

Posted on May 20, 2013

The Gunn award for excellence in restoration from the City of Waukesha Landmarks Commission will be awarded at 7:30p.m. on Tuesday at the Common Council meeting at City Hall. The award will be going to WPA members Jane and Mark Barrett fortheir work on the Elihu Enos house at 517 Madison Street. The house sat empty for years and fell into disrepair. They took this once beautiful house that was on the brink of being lost back to its former glory. The historic tax credits for residential properties were utilized and they managed to meet the strict deadlines that the bank imposed on them. Congratulations and Good job Mark and Jane!

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2013 Historic Preservation Days

Posted on Apr 19, 2013

2013 Historic Preservation Days

Waukesha Preservation Alliance, along with many other partner organizations, is proud to host Historic Preservation Days on Thursday, May 16, Saturday, May 18 and Sunday, May 19, 2013. Saturday’s events include an open house and pancake breakfast at the Masonic Lodge, historic walking tours, an antique vehicle display on Wisconsin Avenue and an opportunity to view and learn the history of Silurian Spring. The Waukesha County Museum will host behind the scenes tours, children’s activities and a sneak peak at the upcoming Les Paul Exhibit. On Sunday, open houses of historic homes will be offered. All events are free. For a complete schedule, download a PDF of the event...

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Bartles-Maguire Gas Station – Razed

Posted on Dec 19, 2011

This morning, the Y.M.C.A. was successful in their efforts to raze the Bartles-Maguire gas station. It is very sad that Waukesha has lost a rare landmark that so many people in the community wanted to save. Thanks to everyone who contributed time and money to try to save this ‘last of it’s kind’ properties. The YMCA did allow WPA to salvage some items from the building. One of the items was the clock which appears to be all original. It is milk glass with the numerals painted on the reverse side. The hands and mechanism are also original. Someone had put electrical tape for numerals on the front, probably so that they wouldn’t have to illuminate...

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WPA Makes It Through First Round For A Grant From Pepsi Co.

Posted on Oct 24, 2011

Waukesha, Wisconsin, October 24, 2011. The Waukesha Preservation Alliance (WPA), a group dedicated to preserving historic properties in Waukesha, has made it through the first round of the Pepsi Refresh competition for a $50,000 grant. This grant will be used for the first phase of developing the historic Bartles-Maguire gas station at 422 E. Broadway into a tourism center and rest area for the bike trail. The first phase involves acquiring the building and making repairs that are needed to get an occupancy permit. If the organization makes it through the next phase, then voting takes place throughout the entire month of November. The top ten vote getters in the $50,000...

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Efforts Underway to Preserve Bartles-Maguire Gas Station

Posted on Jul 12, 2011

The Waukesha Preservation Alliance (WPA has received a $5000 challenge grant from the Wisconsin Preservation Fund to assist in the acquisition and preservation of the Bartles-Maguire Gas Station at 422 E. Broadway. The Waukesha Preservation Alliance needs to raise about $25000 by August 3rd to preserve this property. The building (also known as Wally’s Service Station and later the “fruit stand’) is located on the corner of Broadway and Hartwell and is a rare house-style gas station. The building was made a City of Waukesha local landmark in 2010 and is eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places. Individuals, the Waukesha Preservation Alliance, and...

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