The Landmarks Commission reviews all potential landmark sites that exemplify or reflect the broad cultural, political, economic or social history of the nation, state or community, and are identified with historic persons or with important events in national, state or local history. The Commission also reviews alterations to designated landmark properties and structures.
The Landmarks Commission published City of Monona: Its Heritage and Landmarks in 2011. The book features history, interviews, stories, text, and photographs of early farms, homes, cottages, Native American, and Monona sites. The book also includes a large pullout map of all 22 Monona Landmarks.
Copies are available for purchase for $15 at City Hall, 5211 Schluter Rd.
Intensive Survey of Historical and Architectural Sites
The City of Monona was awarded a $24,000 grant from the Wisconsin Historical Society to undertake a community-wide intensive survey of historical and architectural sites. The grants, formally known as the "Historic Preservation Fund (HPF) subgrants" are administered by the Wisconsin State Historic Preservation Officer (SHPO). At the federal level, the program is managed by the National Park Service (NPS). The HPF is funded by federal offshore oil leases, not tax revenues. Only Certified Local Governments are eligible for this grant. Monona achieved its CLG designation in 2018 and has just completed administration of this first grant for the architectural survey project.
The Landmarks Commission selected the firm Mead & Hunt to carry out the survey project in Summer 2018. The architectural survey project was completed in July 2019, with a public presentation held on August 28, 2019. A digital copy of the report can be found below, two paper copies are also available at the City of Monona Library.