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File #: 140400    Version:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 6/12/2014 In control: COMMON COUNCIL
On agenda: Final action: 9/23/2014
Effective date:    
Title: Substitue resolution granting historic designation to the Nunnemacher Estate/Wildenberg hotel located at 3774 S. 27th Street in the 13th Aldermanic District.
Sponsors: ALD. WITKOWSKI
Attachments: 1. Application, 2. Cover for the Report (Corrected), 3. Report (Corrected), 4. PowerPoint Presentation, 5. Letter to Owner Re. Designation, 6. Labels for Owners Within 200 Feet, 7. Letter to Property Owners, 8. Letter to Nominator, 9. Sign-In Sheets for the HPC Meeting of 7/15/14, 10. ZND Hearing Notice List 9-16-14, 11. Cover for the Report, 12. Report, 13. Register of Deeds, 14. Register of Deeds Recording
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultTallyAction DetailsMeeting DetailsVideo
10/2/20141 MAYOR SIGNED   Action details Meeting details Not available
9/23/20141 COMMON COUNCIL ADOPTEDPass15:0 Action details Meeting details Not available
9/16/20141 ZONING, NEIGHBORHOODS & DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE RECOMMENDED FOR ADOPTION

Minutes note: Ald. Terry Witkowski, 13th Aldermanic District, added as sponsor. Individual appearing: Carlen Hatala, Historic Preservation Commission
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9/10/20141 ZONING, NEIGHBORHOODS & DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE HEARING NOTICES SENT   Action details Meeting details Not available
9/10/20141 ZONING, NEIGHBORHOODS & DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE HEARING NOTICES SENT   Action details Meeting details Not available
9/10/20141 ZONING, NEIGHBORHOODS & DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE HEARING NOTICES SENT   Action details Meeting details Not available
9/10/20141 ZONING, NEIGHBORHOODS & DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE HEARING NOTICES SENT   Action details Meeting details Not available
9/10/20141 ZONING, NEIGHBORHOODS & DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE HEARING NOTICES SENT   Action details Meeting details Not available
9/10/20141 ZONING, NEIGHBORHOODS & DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE HEARING NOTICES SENT   Action details Meeting details Not available
9/9/20141 ZONING, NEIGHBORHOODS & DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE HEARING NOTICES SENT   Action details Meeting details Not available
9/9/20141 ZONING, NEIGHBORHOODS & DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE HEARING NOTICES SENT   Action details Meeting details Not available
7/16/20141 CITY CLERK DRAFT SUBMITTED   Action details Meeting details Not available
7/15/20140 HISTORIC PRESERVATION COMMISSION RECOMMENDED FOR ADOPTION AND ASSIGNED

Minutes note: Ms. Hatala gave a PowerPoint presentation on thsi item and noted that Jacob Nunnemacher grew weatlhy through a meat market and he also funded an opera house, which was replaced by the current Pabst Theater. He also had a distillery works and cattle farm and a hotel, all of which have been razed. He lived in Byron Kilbourn's former house on Wisconsin Avenue and converted that into commercial enterprises. He fed hundreds of cows and pigs on the slops from the distillerty in the Town of Lake and then the cattle and pigs were slaughtered for his meat market. In the 1850s Mr. Nunnemacher built a grand house in the Italianate style. Mr. Nunnemacher was sentenced to five months in jail for failing to pay federal taxes on the distillery operations. He served 7 weeks and was pardoned by Pres. Grant due to his poor health. Two of his sons were also briefly jailed. Mr. Nunnemacher died at the house currently being considered for designation. The property left the family and the distilling operations ceased in roughly 1932 and became a tourist camp titled Evergreen Camp wth rooms rented in the house and log cabins added to the property. Edward Wildenberg eventually acquired the property in the 1950s when it was already a trailer court and ceilings were dropped in the house, original windows were changed and a canopy was added. The house and property serve as an example of the Italianate style and the country estates which used to exist. There are still many fine architectural features inside the house including intact staircases, fireplaces, panels beneath windows and plaster ceilings above the dropped ceilings. Mr. Jackubovich noted that the house is solid brick, not merely a brick veneer and Ms. Hatala said that this house is the oldest remaining house in Alderman Witkowski's district. Mr. Jarosz moved to open the hearing to the public, seconded by Ald. Bauman. There were no objections. Speakers: Harry Nunnemacher - descendant of Mr. Nummemacher - he thinks it would make a good supper club or a tasting room/super club. He showed commissioner members a family photo of the property and also a play bill, which is printed on silk, from the opening night at the opera house. He supports the designation. Dr. Nancy Lurie - descendant of Mr. Nummemacher - she also supports the designation. Ald. Bauman moved to close the public hearing, seconded by Mr. Jarosz. The commission approved the designation as it meets the criteria of s. 320-21-3-e-1, e-3 and e-5, Milw. Code of Ordinances.
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6/12/20140 COMMON COUNCIL ASSIGNED TO   Action details Meeting details Not available
Number
140400
Version
SUBSTITUTE 1
Reference
Sponsor
ALD. WITKOWSKI
Title
Substitue resolution granting historic designation to the Nunnemacher Estate/Wildenberg hotel located at 3774 S. 27th Street in the 13th Aldermanic District.
Analysis
This resolution grants historic designation of the Nunnemacher Estate/Wildenberg hotel located at 3774 S. 27th Street in the 13th Aldermanic District.
...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 July 15, 2014 meeting, by a vote of six (6) ayes, zero (0) noes, and one (1) excused recommended permanent historic designation of the Nunnemacher Estate/Wildenberg hotel located at 3774 S. 27th Street as an historic site;

Whereas, This structure 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-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 Nunnemacher Estate/Wildenberg hotel located at 3774 S. 27th Street and further described as follows:

LANDS IN SW 1/4 SEC 18-6-22 N 199' OF S 894' OF E 409.19' OF W 489.19' TID #76


Note: this designation includes only the Wildenberg Hotel structure at 3774 S. 27th Street, not the entire property;

be designated as a Milwaukee historic structure. The Preservation Guidelines pursuant to the Hi...

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