Tigerton Village Hall and Engine House

215 Cedar St., Tigerton, Wisconsin

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Overview

The Village of Tigerton built new municipal facilities, so the Tigerton Main Street Association bought the old structure and restored it.

Photo taken by J.R. Manning

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OLD TIGERTON VILLAGE HALL 

From the Pineries to the Present (Taken from a landmark sign)

In 1905, the Tigerton Village Board purchased land from H.R. Swanke to construct a Village Hall and Engine House for nearly $3,400. Swanke loaned the Village $4,000 to fund the project.

In 1906, two jail cells were purchased; one remains in the building. The ground floor was used an an engine house for horse drawn fire-fighting apparatus. Horses were provided by a local lumber company. Fire apparatus was housed there until 1983. The original tower's bell is on display inside. Village offices and the public library were housed in the building's upper level until 1980.

Tigerton Main Street, Inc., purchased the deteriorating building in April 2003, replacing the roof and bell tower. In 2006, Main Street, Inc. completed the restoration of the building as an office and community space. The project was funded by USDA Rural Development,
The Jeffris Family Foundation, The National Trust for Historic Preservation, and by donations from area residents, busineses, and organizations.

From the Pineries to the Present
Heritage Toruism Area, July 4, 2007

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on November 5, 2008
Reference number
08001036
Architectural style
Victorian
Area of significance
Politics/Government
Level of significance
Local
Evaluation criteria
A - Event
Property type
Building
Historic functions
City hall; Fire station
Current functions
Business; Civic
Periods of significance
1900-1924; 1925-1949; 1950-1974
Significant year
1906

Tags 

20th Century (29,077)
Brick (42,457)
Built 1906 (833)
Built during 1900s (8,812)
Charles Miller (3)
City hall (772)
Private owner (54,397)
Shawano County, Wisconsin (8)
Stone (26,162)
Tigerton, Wisconsin (1)
Victorian (19,690)
Wisconsin (2,431)

Update Log 

  • March 25, 2012: Essay added by J.R. Manning
  • September 1, 2010: Updated by J.R. Manning: Added GPS Coordinates

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