In Madison our Historic Charm can sometimes be tucked away, but once you find it, you find a vast amount ranging from historic homes, neighborhoods and landmarks. Owners in these spaces hold great pride in knowing the story behind it all. Receiving historic distinction helps to retain and enhance these significant areas with the approval of the Landmarks Commission, helping to protect the charming character.
Discover Your Home’s History
This Saturday, attend the Wisconsin Historical Society’s open house event to explore the archives and research devoted to our historic places. Get started on researching your home’s history with the help of on-site staff!
Where: Wisconsin Historical Society Sellery Room, 816 State Street, Madison, WI 53706
When: Saturday, October 24th, 2015
Time: 10am-3pm drop-in hours
DIY Historic Research
When selling a home, we do our darndest to gather the stories and history that give each home its charm. This gives our Sellers and potential Buyers a full understanding of what makes each home so unique. Two of the resources we use include our friends at the Wisconsin Historical Society Archives and the National Register of Historic Places. However, the entire history is not always on record, so connecting with previous home owners and neighbors can be very valuable. Interested in knowing your home’s history? Check out these resources and see if your home received special recognition.
Getting to know your Neighborhood History
The City Of Madison offers great resources for neighbors to get to know the history around them. On this site the Local Historic Districts are outlined and mapped, while the National Register of Historic Districts has a slightly different list they recognize.
Neighborhoods and homes aren’t the only public places that get noticed; these local landmarks have received historical recognition as well. From Native American Mounds, to Synagogue, to Boat House and Athletic Field, there’s history all around us!
Buying or Selling a Historic Home?
When selling a historic home in Madison, we take great care to research and highlight the historic features for our clients. Ask one of our real estate agents for their expertise in finding a historic home for sale.