Winterset
Courthouse
Historic
District
Facade

Client
City of Winterset
Location
Winterset, IA
Size
17 storefronts
Completion date
September 2020

This project involved significant community planning and preservation work to improve 17 different buildings and storefronts in the Winterset Courthouse Square Commercial Historic District in Madison County. 

Preservation work was reviewed by the State Historic Preservation Office and The City of Winterset, and the project was funded in part with grants from the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program. Over a 5-year span, the fa├žades were returned to their historic appearance where possible with masonry repair, restoration of the upper or lower storefront windows and new canvas awnings and signage. The challenge in restoration is anticipating the unknown conditions hidden in these historic buildings, however this project is certain to jump-start investment in this classic Iowa community. 

Awards
Preservation Certificate of Merit
State Historical Society of Iowa
2021