Historical Preservation

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. 

Carroll County Historical Society Open House - June 2, 2019

Stone Structures Brochure [View PDF]

Map of Historical Sites [View PDF]

Commission Members

Barbara J. Hackfort

Vicki Gach

Mary Baumhover

Jacob Fiscus

Joni Rutten

Frank Hermsen

Carolyn Siemann
City Council Liaison



Contact Person

Barbara J. Hackfort
Phone: (712) 792-1512
E-mail: bjhackfort@westianet.net


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 the last of the "railroad" hotels, 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.

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