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File #: 121255    Version:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 12/14/2012 In control: COMMON COUNCIL
On agenda: Final action: 2/5/2013
Effective date:    
Title: Substitute resolution relating to the permanent historic designation of the George Knowles, Jr. House at 1879 N. Cambridge Avenue, in the 3rd Aldermanic District.
Sponsors: THE CHAIR
Attachments: 1. Cover, 2. Historic Designation Study Report and Preservation Guidelines, 3. Application, 4. Map, 5. Hearing Notice ZND 1-29-13, 6. Certified Notice to Property Owner, 7. Notice to Owners within 200 Feet, 8. Information from Susan Ellman, 9. Sign-In Sheet HPC 1-14-13, 10. Staff PowerPoint 1-14-13, 11. Commission Letter Recommending Designation, 12. Council Letter Granting Designation, 13. Register of Deeds Letter, 14. Deed Recording
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultTallyAction DetailsMeeting DetailsVideo
2/13/20131 MAYOR SIGNED   Action details Meeting details Not available
2/5/20131 COMMON COUNCIL ADOPTEDPass14:0 Action details Meeting details Not available
1/29/20131 ZONING, NEIGHBORHOODS & DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE RECOMMENDED FOR ADOPTION

Minutes note: Individual appearing: Carlen Hatala, Historic Preservation Commission Staff Planner
Pass5:0 Action details Meeting details Video Video
1/18/20131 ZONING, NEIGHBORHOODS & DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE HEARING NOTICES SENT   Action details Meeting details Not available
1/18/20131 ZONING, NEIGHBORHOODS & DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE HEARING NOTICES SENT   Action details Meeting details Not available
1/17/20131 ZONING, NEIGHBORHOODS & DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE HEARING NOTICES SENT   Action details Meeting details Not available
1/14/20130 HISTORIC PRESERVATION COMMISSION SUBSTITUTED

Minutes note: Ms. Hatala gave an overview on the occupancy history of the house, the previous occupants’ activities and careers, contributions made to the house from previous occupants, and significance of the house’s architecture and history. The most significant owners, occupants, or contributors of note for the house were George Knowles, Jr. and the Community of Saint Martha. The current owner is Susan Ellman and her family. Detailed information regarding Ms. Hatala’s overview can be found in the study report within the file. Ms. Hatala said that staff recommends that the George Knowles, Jr. House be given historic designation as a City of Milwaukee Historic Site as a result of its fulfillment of criteria e 1 and e 5 and e 9 of the Historic Preservation Ordinance, Section 320 21(3) of the Milwaukee Code of Ordinances. Mr. Williams moved to open the meeting to the public, seconded by Ms. Nemec. There were no objections. Susan Ellman, 1879 N. Cambridge Avenue, appeared and gave supplemental information on the history and occupancy of the house. Detailed information regarding Ms. Ellman’s testimony can be found within the file. Ms. Nemec moved to close the meeting to the public, seconded by Mr. Williams. There were no objections. Ms. Nemec moved approval, seconded by Mr. Bryant, for historic designation of the Georges Knowles, Jr. House at 1879 N. Cambridge Avenue based on criteria e 1, e 5, and e 9. There were no objections.
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1/14/20131 HISTORIC PRESERVATION COMMISSION RECOMMENDED FOR ADOPTION AND ASSIGNEDPass5:0 Action details Meeting details Video Video
1/10/20130 HISTORIC PRESERVATION COMMISSION HEARING NOTICES SENT   Action details Meeting details Not available
1/10/20130 HISTORIC PRESERVATION COMMISSION HEARING NOTICES SENT   Action details Meeting details Not available
12/14/20120 COMMON COUNCIL ASSIGNED TO   Action details Meeting details Not available
Number
121255
Version
SUBSTITUTE 1
Reference
Sponsor
THE CHAIR
Title
Substitute resolution relating to the permanent historic designation of the George Knowles, Jr. House at 1879 N. Cambridge Avenue, in the 3rd Aldermanic District.
Analysis
This resolution designates the George Knowles, Jr. House at 1879 N. Cambridge Avenue, in the 3rd Aldermanic District, as a City of Milwaukee Historic Site.
...Body
Whereas, The Milwaukee Historic Preservation Ordinance, s. 320-21 of the Code of Ordinances, provides that historic sites, structures and districts may be designated by the Common Council upon the recommendation of the Historic Preservation Commission; and

Whereas, The Historic Preservation Commission, at its January 14, 2013 meeting, voted unanimously to recommend permanent designation of the George Knowles, Jr. House at 1879 N. Cambridge Avenue as a historic site;

Whereas, This site possesses integrity of location, design, setting, materials, workmanship and association and fulfills the following criterion set forth in s. 320-21(3):

e-1. Its exemplification and development of the cultural, economic, social or historic heritage of the city, state of Wisconsin or the United States.

e-5. Its embodiment of the distinguishing characteristics of an architectural type or specimen.

e-9. Its unique location as a singular physical characteristic which represents an
established and familiar visual feature of a neighborhood, community or the city.

; now, therefore, be it

Resolved, By the Common Council of the City of Milwaukee, that the George Knowles, Jr. House at 1879 N. Cambridge Avenue, and further described as follows:

Tax Key No. 3550034000, Cambridge Subd Part Lot 6 Sec 21 & Lots 15-16 Blk 198 Rogers’ Addn in NE & SE 1/4 Sec 21-7-22 Block 242 Lot 4

be designated as a Milwaukee historic site. The Preservation Guidelines pursuant to the Historic Designation Study Report, a copy of which is attached to this file, shall apply to this site and is adopted b...

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