The city`s Landmarks Commission has recommended landmark designation for the two-story Filene House, 1617 Sherman Ave., dedicated by President Harry Truman in a speech in 1950. A developer has proposed to raze the structure for a large housing project at the site.
The Madison Landmarks Commission on Monday unanimously recommended that the City Council designate as a landmark a two-story building near Tenney Park that President Harry Truman dedicated in 1950 but is under threat of demolition for a big housing redevelopment.
The commission voted 4-0 to recommend landmark status for the Filene House, 1617 Sherman Ave., the first permanent location of the Credit Union National Association and dedicated by Truman in a speech that placed the credit union movement as a key component of the administration’s foreign policy...
Ken Notes: A Landmark? I see a plaque at the sight but there is no plan for the building that make sense. Call the new units the Truman/Filene/CUNA Landmark Apartments. Save the Cornerstone and the photo of Harry...
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