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KOHL'S MONONA GROCERY STORE

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The old Kohl's Grocery Store at 4207 Monona Dr. has been added to the State and National Registers of Historic Places.  Ir was built in 1968 and has been the Habitat for Humanity ReStore since 2014. "The building is an excellent representative of mid-century Contemporary architecture that utilizes glue-laminated arches to achieve its distinctive arched roof without the use of interior columns or other vertical supports" the Wisconsin Historical Society wrote in its statement announcing the designation. "The building represents the signature design employed by Kohl's Food stores throughout the 1950s and 2960s and is one of the best remaining examples of the company's standardized supermarket design remaining in the state."

MONONA HISTORY CLUB JANUARY 2023

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HISTORY OF THE ARBORETUM'S LOST CITY

Sunday January 22, 2PM    Monona Public Library

presented by:

UW-Madison Arboretum Naturalist Kathy Miner

Learn about the fascinating history of the failed Lake Forest development project and the land that became part of the Arboretum. This presentation will explore the personalities involved, why the project didn’t succeed, and the status of the area now. Click here to sign up

 

Mission

  • To preserve and advance the history of

     Blooming Grove Township,

      the City of Monona,

     and Madison's southeast side

  • To restore, furnish, preserve, and promote

     the Nathaniel and Harriet Dean House

     as a center for local history research,

     cultural events, and a testament to the

     pioneer spirit that brought people to

     Blooming Grove Township,

     in Dane County, Wisconsin

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