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Historic Preservation Commission

Mission Statement: To promote the educational, cultural, economic and general welfare of the public through the recognition, enhancement and perpetuation of sites and districts of historical and cultural significance.  As well as safeguard the City’s historic, aesthetic and cultural heritage by preserving sites and districts of historical and cultural significance and to foster pride in the legacy of beauty and achievements of the past.  The Historic Preservation Commission shall also protect and enhance the City’s attractions to tourists and visitors and support and stimulus to business thereby provided and to promote the use of sites and districts of historic and cultural significance as places for the education, pleasure and welfare of the people of the City.

United States Department of the Interior National Park Service – National Register of Historic Places Registration form for Graham Park

Stone Structures Brochure

Map of Historical Sites

Commission Members

Vicki Gach
John Steffes
Tim Fitzpatrick
Denis Bormann
Kathy Hansen
Karen Friedlein
Carolyn Siemann
City Council Liaison

January 31, 2024 Agenda

Walking Tour
Covers 10 sites to the north of the Lincoln Highway (Highway 30), all within walking distance of each other.  Includes homes connected to prominent residents of Carroll, the friezes on the Adams Middle School, the Trinity Episcopal Church (the last of the original church structures in Carroll), the old Wittrock building, and the Carnegie Library (currently the Carroll County Museum)

Driving Tour
Based south of the Lincoln Highway.  Includes some homes as well as sites such as WPA structures, the Memorial Circle in the cemetery, and the site of the original Carroll County Fair, (which later had an airplane factory).

* Brochures and Video/DVD are available at the Carroll Chamber of Commerce or the Carroll County Museum.

Contact Information

Vicki Gach
Phone: (712) 792-3427
E-mail: [email protected]