Florence Town Hall 1937

© Photographed August 6, 2016
Florence, Florence County, Wisconsin
45.922603, -88.253122

Florence Town Hall
 1937
748 Central Avenue

This Art Moderne Red Brick Building by the WPS
(Works Progress Administration) served as the  Town Hall
and Community Center. Max Hanisch [sic] Sr., architect with
Unit Structures, used massive [sic] arched, glued & laminated
(glulam) wood beams. Carl Anderson was the local project
supervisor. The building cost Florence $9000 [sic], the
WOA $21000 [sic], and the first activities were the
County Fair [sic] and Elections [sic].

It [the Florence Town Hall]
became a factory for war effort uniforms & [sic] tents in the
[19]40's, Zenith TV cabinets in the [19]50's, and Volta Co [sic] small
electrical motors in the [19]60's. The Florence Mining News
was produced here in the [19]70's and four restaurants
opened and closed in the [19]80's & [sic] [19]90's.

In 2003, Don & Rachel Egelseer purchased the building
from the Florence State Bank. After brick tuckpoint, roof,
and extensive interior restoration, Encore on Central --
Nostalgic Ballroom opened for events along with a Health
and Fitness Center [sic] which offers year round [sic] community
recreation.

Wisconsin Register   Aug [sic] 23, 2013
National Historic Register [sic]   April 15, 2014

My goodness! So many errors in punctuation and capitalization!!!  

The building and marker are located on westbound Central Avenue / U.S. Route 2 / U.S. Route 141, at its intersection with Pewaubic Street, at or near 748 Central Avenue, Florence, Wisconsin 54121.

The building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places: Wisconsin.




The building and markers are located in Florence, Wisconsin.

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