Tonite, we will be asking the City Council to extend the timeline before the an architecturally irreplacable house is demolished, so that we have more time to find someone to move the house, or find some other solution.
Ald Marsha Rummel seems to be most involved in this action, also contact Ald Ledell Zellers.
a demolition permit has already been issued for 1022 Mound ST, I believe the city council will either give final approval of the permit or hopefully extend the timeline.
The house is currently owned by Meriter Hospital.
The developer of the proposed apartment bldg is the Gallina Co.
The Gallina Co is offering $5,000.00 to anyone who will move the house to a different location.
We also are possibly looking for funding to help enable a move.
Previously, 1022 Mound St, Madison was featured in the following Wisconsin Historical Society publication;
Design in Wisconsin housing : a guide to styles
D.J. Stith, R.P. Meyer, Jeff M. Dean. (Jeff Dean was the first Preservation officer at the Wi State Historical Society)1974, and 1977http://www.brefcobuilders.com/index_htm ... styles.pdf
On page 9 there is a great illustration of the house with the following caption;
'STICK STYLE: 1895-1902, Michael and Katherine O'Connell house, 1022 Mound St., Madison, WI.
"...Although somewhat later than the period of 1870-1890 designated as Stick Style in Wisconsin, it is felt that this is one of the best examples (of Stick Style) present in Madison," Jeff Dean, (former) Wi State Historical Society preservation officer
Please share any ideas you might have in order to rescue this beautiful building.
Let's get 'MOVING' on finding a solution to this predicament!!!!
The clock is ticking..........
Here's the link to the WSJ article that appeared 3 weeks ago;http://host.madison.com/news/local/loca ... e9b7f.html
Also refer to the article in the Madison Trust for Historic Preservation newsletter.
Contact your alderperson to support this.