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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."

SANTA CLAUS IS COMING TO THE DEAN HOUSE

Santa Claus is coming to the Dean House on Sunday, December 11 about 2pm. His sleigh will be on the back porch and he will be available for photographs and taking requests for Christmas gifts. The Dean House will be open for tours, refreshments, and singing around the pump organ.

Holiday Open House

1-4PM Sunday Dec 11, 2022

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