Examples of Midwestern Historic Preservation

The Foundation assists the development of historic sites for nonprofit organizations in small towns and cities in the eight Midwestern states: Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, and Michigan. This page contains examples of recent projects and organizations with whom we have partnered.

1842 Barn
The Garfield Farm and Inn Museum in Campton Hills, IL, is a Registered Historic Place in Kane County, Illinois. The property is a 375-acre farmstead, Read more
Chase Stone Barn
The Daniel E. Krause Stone Barn (also known as the Chase Stone Barn), is a historic barn in the town of Chase in Oconto County, Read more
Louis Sullivan Bank - Photo by Emery Photography
The Home Building Association Bank (or Home Building Association Company) is a historic building located at 1 North Third Street in Newark, Ohio. The bank Read more
Fishtown
The Leland River connects Lake Leelanau with Lake Michigan, and the short expanse between its 12-foot waterfall and the mouth of the river serves as Read more
Holland Theatre
The Holland Theatre in Bellefontaine, Ohio, was built using a “Dutch Style” of architecture, to create an atmospheric theatre. Built in 1931, the Holland originally Read more
Badger II
The Pullman Company built this wooden car for the Wisconsin Fish Commission as “Badger #2” in September 1913. It was designed with a steel underframe Read more
Arrow Rock Sites House
Founded in 1829 on the flint-bearing bluffs overlooking the Missouri River Valley near a ferry crossing of the Santa Fe Trail, the historic Village of Read more
Edwards Place - Springfield, IL
Edwards Place is the home of the Springfield Art Association, a longstanding community visual art education organization in Illinois’ capital city. But it is also Read more
Seth Peterson Cottage - Photo by Andrew Pielage
In 1958 Wisconsin resident Seth Peterson convinced Frank Lloyd Wright, who was then 90 years old, to design an 800 square foot cottage for him, Read more
Villa Louis
The Villa Louis, also known as Dousman Mansion, is a National Historic Landmark located on St. Feriole Island, 521 Villa Louis Road, Prairie du Chien, Read more
Grant County Courthouse Murals
The Grant County Courthouse is in Elbow Lake, Minnesota, the county seat of Grant County, and listed on the National Register of Historic Places. After Read more
Al. Ringling Theatre
The Al. Ringling Theatre in Baraboo, Wisconsin, first raised its curtains on November 1915 and has been operating continuously ever since. Designed by the architectural Read more
Gen. Lew Wallace Study and Museum
Before authoring the best selling novel “Ben Hur, A Tale of the Christ” in 1880, Lew Wallace had a successful military career as a Union Read more
Keokuk Union Depot - Neal Vogel photo
In 2011 the City of Keokuk, Iowa, acquired the Keokuk Union Depot from Pioneer Railcorp for the purpose of historic preservation and community use and Read more
Cana Island Lighthouse - Jim Connolly
The Cana Island Lighthouse, operated by the Door County Maritime Museum, has been nestled on the shore of Lake Michigan for more than 140 years. Read more
Warren G. Harding House
The Harding Home is a historic house museum at 380 Mount Vernon Avenue in Marion, Ohio. It was the residence of Warren G. Harding, 29th Read more
Shrewsbury-Windle House - Photo by Susan Fleck
The Shrewsbury-Windle House is a National Historic Landmark at the heart of the nationally significant historic district of the booming 19th Century Ohio River community Read more
Bohm Auditorium
For more than 30 years local arts groups had worked to acquire the Bohm Theatre, but the project was cost prohibitive due to the acquisition Read more

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