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File #: 151857    Version:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 4/12/2016 In control: COMMON COUNCIL
On agenda: Final action: 11/28/2017
Effective date:    
Title: Substitute resolution granting permanent historic designation of the Wisconsin Consistory Building, a/k/a the Humphrey Scottish Rite Masonic Center at 790 N. Van Buren Street, in the 4th Aldermanic District.
Sponsors: THE CHAIR
Indexes: HISTORIC PRESERVATION, HISTORIC STRUCTURE
Attachments: 1. HPC Presentation 11-21-17, 2. Application, 3. Cover for Study Report, 4. Study Report, 5. Sign-In Sheets, 6. Letter to Property Owner, 7. Letter to the Nominator, 8. Letter to Property Owners Within 200 Feet, 9. Listing of Property Owners WIthin 200 Feet, 10. Letter to Property Owner re Committee Hearing, 11. Letter to the Nominator re Committee Hearing, 12. Hearing Notice List 05-17-16, 13. Hearing Notice List 10-31-17, 14. Hearing Notice List 11-21-17, 15. Letter to the Register of Deeds, 16. Deed Recording
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultTallyAction DetailsMeeting DetailsVideo
12/6/20171 MAYOR SIGNED   Action details Meeting details Not available
11/28/20171 COMMON COUNCIL ADOPTEDPass15:0 Action details Meeting details Video Video
11/21/20171 ZONING, NEIGHBORHOODS & DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE RECOMMENDED FOR ADOPTION

Minutes note: Meeting recessed at 12:14 p.m. Meeting reconvened at 12:21 p.m. Individuals appearing: Carlen Hatala, Historic Preservation Commission Eric Nordeen, Ascendant Holdings, LLC
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11/15/20171 ZONING, NEIGHBORHOODS & DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE HEARING NOTICES SENT   Action details Meeting details Not available
11/15/20171 ZONING, NEIGHBORHOODS & DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE HEARING NOTICES SENT   Action details Meeting details Not available
11/15/20171 ZONING, NEIGHBORHOODS & DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE HEARING NOTICES SENT   Action details Meeting details Not available
10/26/20171 ZONING, NEIGHBORHOODS & DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE HEARING NOTICES SENT   Action details Meeting details Not available
10/25/20171 ZONING, NEIGHBORHOODS & DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE HEARING NOTICES SENT   Action details Meeting details Not available
10/25/20171 ZONING, NEIGHBORHOODS & DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE HEARING NOTICES SENT   Action details Meeting details Not available
10/25/20171 ZONING, NEIGHBORHOODS & DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE HEARING NOTICES SENT   Action details Meeting details Not available
10/25/20171 ZONING, NEIGHBORHOODS & DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE HEARING NOTICES SENT   Action details Meeting details Not available
10/25/20171 ZONING, NEIGHBORHOODS & DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE HEARING NOTICES SENT   Action details Meeting details Not available
5/17/20161 ZONING, NEIGHBORHOODS & DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE HELD TO CALL OF THE CHAIR

Minutes note: Individuals appearing: Carlen Hatala, Historic Preservation Commission Atty. Bruce Block, Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren S.C. Robert Haggarty, Ancient & Accepted Scottish Rite Valley of Wisconsin Tom Kapke, Ancient & Accepted Scottish Rite Valley of Wisconsin Sandy Botcher, Northwestern Mutual Dawn McCarthy, Milwaukee Preservation Alliance In question for further discussion is the possibility of revising the historic preservation guidelines in consideration of more possibilities for exterior alterations to the building between the Historic Preservation Commission staff and current owners.
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5/11/20161 ZONING, NEIGHBORHOODS & DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE HEARING NOTICES SENT   Action details Meeting details Not available
5/11/20161 ZONING, NEIGHBORHOODS & DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE HEARING NOTICES SENT   Action details Meeting details Not available
5/11/20161 ZONING, NEIGHBORHOODS & DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE HEARING NOTICES SENT   Action details Meeting details Not available
5/11/20161 ZONING, NEIGHBORHOODS & DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE HEARING NOTICES SENT   Action details Meeting details Not available
5/11/20161 ZONING, NEIGHBORHOODS & DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE HEARING NOTICES SENT   Action details Meeting details Not available
5/9/20160 HISTORIC PRESERVATION COMMISSION RECOMMENDED FOR ADOPTION AND ASSIGNED

Minutes note: Ms. Hatala said that the nitty gritty details are in the study report. This nomination was received from the Milwaukee Preservation Alliance. This building is listed in the national register. There were attempts in 1986 and 1992 to locally designate this building - an agreement was reached in 1992 that the exterior wouldn't be modified, although that agreement expired years ago. The building began life as a church with a strong social emphasis. Over time, social services took over the social functions and members were relocating to the north shore, so in 1912 the congregation relocated and bought a smaller property. The Scottish Rite Masons bought the building in 1912 for $44,000. A small addition was added between 1912 and th 1930s. Limestone was put over the original bricks. There are also 28 figures along the parapet. The name change came about in 1994 when the building was open for non-Masonic events. The building meets e-1, e-3, e-5 and e-6. Present for the building owners: Atty. Bruce Block - asks that this decision be delayed Bob Haggarty - Scottish Rites - chair of the Trustees of the Valley of Milwaukee - they want to sell the building to maintain their missions. Eric Nordeen - Ascendant Holdings - this building has a lot of large meeting spaces and they want to add to the building for a successful hotel operation. Nominator: Dawn McCarthy - Milwaukee Presevation Allliance - nominating organization Ald. Kovac - if a building is historic, then it gets designated
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4/12/20160 COMMON COUNCIL ASSIGNED TO   Action details Meeting details Not available
Number
151857
Version
SUBSTITUTE 1
Reference
Sponsor
THE CHAIR
Title
Substitute resolution granting permanent historic designation of the Wisconsin Consistory Building, a/k/a the Humphrey Scottish Rite Masonic Center at 790 N. Van Buren Street, in the 4th Aldermanic District.
Analysis
This resolution grants permanent historic designation of the Wisconsin Consistory Building, a/k/a the Humphrey Scottish Rite Masonic Center at 790 N. Van Buren Street, in the 4th 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 May 9, 2016 meeting, by a vote of six (6) ayes and one (1) excused recommended historic designation of the Wisconsin Consistory Building, a/k/a the Humphrey Scottish Rite Masonic Center at 790 N. Van Buren Street, in the 4th Aldermanic District; and

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-3. Its identification with a person or persons who significantly contributed to the culture and development of the city

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 Wisconsin Consistory Building, a/k/a the Humphrey Scottish Rite Masonic Center, further described as follows:

CERTIFIED SURVEY MAP NO 4864 IN NW 1/4 SEC 28-7-22 PARCEL 1

be designated as a Milwaukee historic site. The Preservat...

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