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File #: 150349    Version:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 6/18/2015 In control: ZONING, NEIGHBORHOODS & DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE
On agenda: Final action: 1/19/2016
Effective date:    
Title: Substitute resolution granting permanent historic designation of the Crain/Claflin House at 1773 North Cambridge Avenue, in the 3rd Aldermanic District for Cambridge 1773, LLC.
Sponsors: THE CHAIR
Indexes: HISTORIC BUILDINGS
Attachments: 1. Application, 2. Cover for Study Report, 3. Historic Designation Study Report, 4. Letter to Property Owner, 5. Letter to Property Owners Within 200 Feet, 6. Letter to the Local Council Member, 7. Property Owners Within 200 Feet, 8. Sign-In Sheets, 9. Owner Appeals Rights Letter, 10. ZND 1-12-16 Hearing Notice List, 11. Register of Deeds Letter, 12. Milwaukee County Deed Recording
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultTallyAction DetailsMeeting DetailsVideo
1/28/20161 MAYOR SIGNED   Action details Meeting details Not available
1/19/20161 COMMON COUNCIL ADOPTEDPass15:0 Action details Meeting details Not available
1/12/20161 ZONING, NEIGHBORHOODS & DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE RECOMMENDED FOR ADOPTIONPass4:0 Action details Meeting details Video Video
1/5/20161 ZONING, NEIGHBORHOODS & DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE HEARING NOTICES SENT   Action details Meeting details Not available
1/5/20161 ZONING, NEIGHBORHOODS & DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE HEARING NOTICES SENT   Action details Meeting details Not available
1/5/20161 ZONING, NEIGHBORHOODS & DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE HEARING NOTICES SENT   Action details Meeting details Not available
1/5/20161 ZONING, NEIGHBORHOODS & DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE HEARING NOTICES SENT   Action details Meeting details Not available
12/14/20150 HISTORIC PRESERVATION COMMISSION RECOMMENDED FOR ADOPTION AND ASSIGNED

Minutes note: Ms. Carlen Hatala said that the neighborhood was developed in the 1870s and was a fashionable neighborhood. The house has not changed much in 111 years and had a carriage house that matched the house. The house had 3 primary owners and has remained in good conditon today. Charles Crain and family owned the house from 1880-1894 and he was an insurance professional. In 1880 the entry was off to the side. The house was owned by Thomas Claflin and family from 1899-1920 and he was an entrepreneur and owned a commercial laundry. The house was skillfully remodeled from 1903-1904. The foundation does show signs of what additions were added. Henry Betts was the architect for the remodel. The rear of the house has a simple extension that was added in 1903/1904. The third owner was Anson Eldred and family from 1917-1947 and he was a tool manufacturer who ran Milwaukee Press and Machine. Staff recommends permanent historic designation based on e-1, e-5 and e-6 (Henry Betts worked with Edward Townsend Mix and was very adept in arts and crafts). Joel Agacki - architect Ald. Nik Kovac The National Register discourages moving of historic buildings, but does permit it under certain circumstances.
Pass5:0 Action details Meeting details Video Video
6/18/20150 COMMON COUNCIL ASSIGNED TO   Action details Meeting details Not available
Number
150349
Version
SUBSTITUTE 1
Reference
Sponsor
THE CHAIR
Title
Substitute resolution granting permanent historic designation of the Crain/Claflin House at 1773 North Cambridge Avenue, in the 3rd Aldermanic District for Cambridge 1773, LLC.
Analysis
This resolution grants permanent historic designation of the Crain/Claflin House at 1773 North Cambridge Avenue, in the 3rd Aldermanic District for Cambridge 1773, LLC.
...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 December 14, 2015 meeting, by a vote of five (5) ayes and two (2) excused recommended historic designation of the Crain/Claflin House at 1773 North Cambridge Avenue, in the 3rd Aldermanic District for Cambridge 1773, LLC;

Whereas, This building 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 distinguishing characteristics of an architectural type of specimen

e-6. Its identification as the work of an artist, architect, craftsman or master builder whose individual works have influenced the development of the city

; now, therefore, be it

Resolved, By the Common Council of the City of Milwaukee, that the Crain/Claflin House at 1773 North Cambridge Avenue, further described as follows:

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 S 10' LOT 18 & N 37' LOT 19


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...

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