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File #: 200863    Version: 0
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 10/15/2020 In control: HISTORIC PRESERVATION COMMISSION
On agenda: Final action: 11/2/2020
Effective date:    
Title: Resolution relating to the Temporary Historic Designation of the former Forest Home Library at 1432 W. Forest Home Avenue in the 12th Ald. District
Sponsors: THE CHAIR
Attachments: 1. Application Temporary Designation.pdf, 2. Color Photos 1.png, 3. Color Photos 2.png, 4. Color Photos 4.png, 5. Research 1.png, 6. Research 2.png, 7. Research 3.png, 8. Research 4.png, 9. Research 5.png, 10. Research 6.png, 11. Research 7.png, 12. Research 8.png, 13. Research 9.png, 14. Photos 1.png, 15. Photos 2.png, 16. Photos 3.png, 17. Photos 4.png, 18. Photos 1A.png, 19. Photos 2 A.png, 20. Photos 3A.png, 21. Photos 4A.png, 22. Plans 1.png, 23. Plans 2.png, 24. Plans 3.png, 25. Plans 4.png, 26. Cover of the Study Report, 27. Study Report, 28. Letter from the City Librarian, 29. E-Mail from the Proposed Developer, 30. Letter from Children's Hospital, 31. Letter from Ald. Perez, 32. Support - Milwaukee Preservation Alliance, 33. Support - Rebecca Silber, 34. Support - Jose de Arteaga, 35. Support - Francine Muhich, 36. Support - Julie Ausloos Bedinger, 37. Support - DocoMomo Chicago, 38. Support - Joe Krivichi, 39. E-Mail from Colleen Resendiz, 40. Eric Vogel Comments, 41. Letter to Property Owners Within 200 Feet, 42. List of Property Owners Within 200 Feet, 43. Letter to the Nominator, 44. Certified Mailing to the Nominator, 45. Signed Certified Mail Receipt, 46. Decision Letter
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Minutes note: Ms. Carlen Hatala said back in 2018 there were interested parties in this building and the state preservation office said that this building could be considered for the National Register. Parking was an important attribute and the library was built during a time of creating local libraries, rather than requiring patrons to come downtown to the Central Library. There was a new time period of modernism, with approachable, user-friendly and one story tall with the use of new materials. The new libraries were all sited along mass transit lines for easy access by patrons. The design is mid-century modern with an exploration of concrete as part of a feature of the building, self-rusting steel in public view. The architect was Von Grossmann, Burroughs & Van Lanen Inc. with Von Grossmann as the principal designer; he designed a number of schools and other buildings. Ms. Hatala thanked the nominators for the study on mid-century modern they provided. Ms. Hatala noted that not many of these buildings have been nominated. In 2018, the Dept. of City Development put together a proposal for this building with the requirement that the building be preserved and there be a taxable use. Staff recommends temporary designation based upon e-1, e-5, e-6 and e-7. Mr. Jarosz moved to convene a public hearing, seconded by Ms. Pieper Eisenbrown. There were no objections. Public testimony: Supporters: Eric Vogel - nominator Kelsey Kuehn- other nominator Jeremy Ebersoll - Milwaukee Preservation Alliance Ms. Hatala said there were slight modifications for computer technology, but it appears to be pretty much the same exterior. Frederica Yelden - Von Grossmann;s granddaughter Julie Ausbos Bedinger - architect Opponents: Brian Adamson - proposed developer, ICAP Development, potential buyer of the property Ms. Pieper Eisenbrown moved, seconded by Mr. Jarosz, to close the public hearing. There were no objections.
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Resolution relating to the Temporary Historic Designation of the former Forest Home Library  at 1432 W. Forest Home Avenue in the 12th  Ald. District



Carlen Hatala