Town Hall (former) – Florence WI


Historic plaque: “This Art Moderne Red Brick Building built by the WPA (Works Progress Administration) served as the Town Hall and Community Center [for Florence, Wisconsin]. Mac Hanisch Sr., architect with Unit Structures, used massive arched, glued & laminated (glulam) wood beams. Carl Anderson was the local project supervisor. The building cost Florence $9000, the WPA $21,000, and the first activities were the County Fair and Elections.”

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

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Historic plaque

Project originally submitted by Evan Kalish on November 13, 2017.

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748 Central Ave.
Florence, WI 54121

Coordinates: 45.922652, -88.253143

One comment on “Town Hall (former) – Florence WI

  1. laurie wesolowski

    I live in a homestead that was erected by Max Hanisch using the WPA workers at Crooked Lake WI. I believe it was his summer house built around 1933. It is only 45 minutes to Peshtigo where his firm was. You can clearly see the Glulam beams. The home is a Bavarian Chalet Style. I’m looking into having it listed historically. Any suggestions?

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