Decorah Historic Preservation Commission Celebrates First Year

Posted by CC on September 22nd, 2008 3:37 pm

Formed just over a year ago, the Decorah Historic Preservation Commission is working toward becoming a Certified Local Government. Currently, the commission is in the process of collecting data for a preliminary inventory of historic sites in Decorah, one of the items necessary for CLG designation. Working with the Vesterheim Museum, the commission is also hoping to nominate the Morse House to the National Register of Historic Places. Built in 1852, the house is thought to be Decorah’s oldest house built of frame construction. The commission has been coordinating with the Winneshiek County Historical Commission, already designated a CLG. Commission members enjoy educating the community on the historic preservation and its economic impact. Their meetings are open to the public and occur the second Monday of each month at 7:30 p.m. in City Hall.
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