The UW-Madison main campus includes 26 distinct properties listed on the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP). These listed properties include individual buildings and sites, historic districts, archaeological sites, and the most prestigious recognitition of all—National Historic Landmarks.
But this count only tells part of the NRHP story. When we include individual properties that contribute to a historic district, as well as those places that have been deemed “eligible” or for inclusion on the NRHP, the count goes to well over 130 historic properties at UW-Madison!
Keeping track of all these historic designations is critically important to us as we re-model existing buildings, or plan for new buildings on campus. CPLA is where architects, planners, grounds workers, building mangers and others can get the latest information on how their project might affect an historic property—and how to request a review of the project to make sure that we make the best decisions, by balancing current needs with preserving the university’s storied past.
Project managers, facilities specialists, and department supervisors planning a maintenance or repair project, follow these steps:
1. Determine if the project building or landscape is subject to historic review by checking the “Reviewable Buildings & Sites” maps
2. If your project involves a referenced reviewable property, download and submit an “Historic Building/Facility Repair Request” form
3. Send completed form to the Director of Campus Planning & Landscape Architecture
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