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File #: 130357    Version:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 6/26/2013 In control: COMMON COUNCIL
On agenda: Final action: 9/24/2013
Effective date:    
Title: Substitute resolution relating to the permanent historic designation of the Tiefenthaler House at 2425 W. McKinley Avenue, in the 4th Aldermanic District.
Sponsors: THE CHAIR
Attachments: 1. Cover Study Report, 2. Study Report, 3. Application, 4. Map, 5. Notice of Receipt, 6. Sign-In Sheet, 7. Hearing Notices Sent HPC 8-5-13, 8. Staff HPC PowerPoint 8-5-13, 9. Commission Letter, 10. Hearing Notice List ZND 9-18-13, 11. Letter Sent After Council, 12. Letter to Register of Deeds, 13. 2nd Letter to Register of Deeds, 14. Deed Recording
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultTallyAction DetailsMeeting DetailsVideo
9/27/20131 MAYOR SIGNED   Action details Meeting details Not available
9/24/20131 COMMON COUNCIL ADOPTEDPass15:0 Action details Meeting details Not available
9/18/20131 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
9/13/20131 ZONING, NEIGHBORHOODS & DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE HEARING NOTICES SENT   Action details Meeting details Not available
9/13/20131 ZONING, NEIGHBORHOODS & DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE HEARING NOTICES SENT   Action details Meeting details Not available
9/11/20131 ZONING, NEIGHBORHOODS & DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE HEARING NOTICES SENT   Action details Meeting details Not available
9/11/20131 ZONING, NEIGHBORHOODS & DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE HEARING NOTICES SENT   Action details Meeting details Not available
9/9/20131 ZONING, NEIGHBORHOODS & DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE HEARING NOTICES SENT   Action details Meeting details Not available
9/9/20131 ZONING, NEIGHBORHOODS & DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE HEARING NOTICES SENT   Action details Meeting details Not available
9/9/20131 ZONING, NEIGHBORHOODS & DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE HEARING NOTICES SENT   Action details Meeting details Not available
8/5/20130 HISTORIC PRESERVATION COMMISSION SUBSTITUTED

Minutes note: Ms. Hatala gave introductory remarks. The applicants are Lois Redic and Ald. Bauman. The house is currently owned by the City of Milwaukee. There are occupants living in the house. The City plans to sell the property. The house has survivedrelatively intact for 127 years. Ms. Hatala gave an overview of the staff study report regarding the physical descriptions of the area and the house, an history of the house, Pancratius Tiefenthaler’s ownership, ownership by the Tiefenthaler children, late owners, and the building’s significance. Details of Ms. Hatala’s overview can be found in the staff study report within the file. On behalf of staff, Ms. Hatala recommended that the Tiefenthaler House be given historic designation as a City of Milwaukee Historic Site as a result of its fulfillment of criteria e 3 and e 5 of the Historic Preservation Ordinance, Section 320 21(3) of the Milwaukee Code of Ordinances. The house has significance for its architecture and its owners’ contribution to Milwaukee history. Ald. Bauman questioned if staff was able to see the inside of the house and who owned the house? Ms. Hatala replied that the house is owned by the City and staff will have the opportunity to see inside the house once the current occupants are no longer living there. Occupancy at the house might not be legal currently. Mr. Hoeschen asked if the house would qualify for historic designation under a single criterion, such as criterion e 3 or e 5? Ms. Hatala responded that the house would meet the requirements under either criterion, but she thought the house met both criteria. Mr. Hoeschen inquired the impact on the neighborhood if the Tiefenthaler House would be given permanent historic designation? Ald. Bauman said that historic designation of the house would benefit the neighborhood. Perhaps the whole neighborhood can be designated historic due to the presence of original housing, low income, and high absentee owners in the area. Historic designation would allow for tax credits to come into the neighborhood and protect home owners from improper or destructive exterior work on the architecture of a property. Concordia Historic District and Coldspring Park Historic District are two districts that have benefited from historic designation. Ms. Hatala said that the house is in decent shape, but it does have areas of the roof and moldings that need to be addressed. Mr. Hoeschen moved for a public hearing, seconded by Ms. Clendenen Acosta. There were no objections. Lois Redic appeared and testified in support. As a resident and home owner in the neighborhood since 1971, she has seen her block suffer. She has worked with the neighborhood block club in the area and Ald. Bauman to keep the neighborhood in better shape. She got the idea to push for historic designation of the Tiefenthaler House from another house in the area that was historically designated. She is hopeful that a new owner can invest, renovate, and love the house like how previous owners did. Ald. Bauman said that a Lynden Park Historic District would be a possibility for the neighborhood. Ms. Hatala said that there would be enough properties intact in the neighborhood for a possible historic district despite compromises in some buildings. Ald. Bauman moved to close the public hearing, seconded by Mr. Williams. There were no objections. Ald. Bauman moved approval, seconded by Mr. Williams, for permanent historic designation of the Tiefenthaler House at 2425 W. McKinley Avenue based on the staff report and criteria identified. There were no objections.
Pass7:0 Action details Meeting details Not available
8/5/20131 HISTORIC PRESERVATION COMMISSION RECOMMENDED FOR ADOPTION AND ASSIGNEDPass7:0 Action details Meeting details Not available
6/26/20130 COMMON COUNCIL ASSIGNED TO   Action details Meeting details Not available
Number
130357
Version
SUBSTITUTE 1
Reference
Sponsor
THE CHAIR
Title
Substitute resolution relating to the permanent historic designation of the Tiefenthaler House at 2425 W. McKinley Avenue, in the 4th Aldermanic District.
Analysis
This resolution designates the Tiefenthaler House at 2425 W. McKinley Avenue, in the 4th 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 August 5, 2013 meeting, by a vote of seven (7) ayes and zero (0) noes, recommended permanent designation of the Tiefenthaler House at 2425 W. McKinley 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-3      Its identification with a person or persons who significantly contributed to the culture and development of the City of Milwaukee.
 
e-5.       Its embodiment of the distinguishing characteristics of an architectural type or specimen.
 
; now, therefore, be it
 
Resolved, By the Common Council of the City of Milwaukee, that the Tiefenthaler House at 2425 W. McKinley Avenue, and further described as follows:
 
Tax Key No. 3641456000, LYNDE'S ADD'N NO 2 IN SW 1/4 SEC 19-7-22
BLOCK 10 LOT 7-W 1/2 LOT 6
 
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 by the Common Council as part of this file.
 
Requestor
Drafter
CVL
08/05/13