The impact of Eisenhower Bridge work on Red Wing's historic downtown will be the topic of a Preservation Week presentation scheduled for May 24 in the Indigo Room, on the upper floor of the Indigo Building, 325 Main St.
The program, which is free and open to the public, is the second of two local events planned by the Red Wing Heritage Preservation Commission in observance of National Preservation Month.
The event will begin with a 6:30 p.m. social hour, followed by the Commission's presentation of its annual Preservation Awards of Merit at 7:00 p.m., then the bridge project educational program. Sue Granger of Gemini Research will describe a two-phase survey being done of the historic structures in downtown Red Wing, East Red Wing and other areas in the vicinity of the Eisenhower Bridge.Granger completed the first phase last year under contract to the Minnesota Department of Transportation. The Minnesota and Wisconsin transportation departments are proposing to either reconstruct or replace the Eisenhower Bridge, and possibly an adjacent approach bridge.Before embarking on the Red Wing Bridge and Route Improvement Project, the National Historic Preservation Act requires a survey of historic structures.
Red Wing's Preservation Awards of Merit are presented each year to individuals, institutions and businesses that have been involved in exceptional historic preservation projects.
When selecting structures for the honor, the Commission considers age, architecture, historic significance and building materials as well as how well the preservation or restoration work was done without violating the architectural integrity of the structure's exterior.
Questions? Contact Steve Kohn at 651-385-3622 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org