2019 State Conference Info

2019 WAHPC State Conference
WHS – CAMP Event

Best Western Premiere Waterfront Hotel
1 North Main Street, Oshkosh, WI
Friday, April 12, 2019



For information about the National Alliance of Preservation Commissions CAMP Workshop,
see the letter below from Wisconsin Historical Society.



Note: WAHPC and CAMP Registration must be made by March 28, 2019
using the WAHPC Website

(The one you are currently using :o)


Make Hotel Room Reservations for overnight stay by calling: (920) 230-1900

* Request WAHPC special hotel rate $82.00 by March 11, 2019 *

All CAMP Sessions will take place in the Hotel – Athearn Room (A)

8:00 – 8:15 – WAHPC and City of Oshkosh Welcome

8:15 – 8:30 – CAMP Introduction

8:30 – 9:30 – Legal Basics: A fundamental background of preservation
law as it relates to local preservation commissions:
Local ordinance, local codes, and federal and state laws. – Ramona Bartos

9:30 – 9:45 – Break

9:45 – 10:45 – Standards and Guidelines for Design Review:
Reviewing the Federal Standards and Guidelines and learning to apply them to real world cases – Friederike Mittner

10:45 – 11:45 – Preservation Planning:
Planning for the resource, the commission, and the community. – Amber Stimpson

11:45 – 12:45 – Lunch Athearn Room (A)
During Lunch, WHS Staff will present a brief report on the 2018 WI Historic Tax Credit Program.

12:30 – 12:45 – WAHPC’s Annual Meeting – Election of Board Members and new Officers.  Meeting in Athearn Room (B)

12:45 – 1:45 – Ethics and the Role of the Commissioner:
Best practices and preparation strategies for before, during, and after a public hearing. – Ramona Bartos

1:45 – 2:30 – Public Outreach/Working with City Officials:
Gain the tools needed to be an effective spokesman for historic preservation in the community. – Amber Stimpson

2:30 – 2:45 – Break

2:45 – 3:45 – Design Review Exercise – Friederike Mittner

3:45 – 4:00 – Wrap up

4:30 – 5:30
“Awards Presentation”
WAHPC and Wisconsin Trust for Historic Preservation

Oshkosh Public Library, 106 Washington Avenue, the Dome Conference Room

( 3 blocks – north on Main St., right on Washington Avenue.
The parking lot is between Jefferson and Mount Vernon Streets.
The entrance door is through the new addition )




The Great Hall, Rotunda and Dome
– William Waters, architect

Oshkosh Public Library
106 Washington Avenue
Oshkosh,WI  54901

Washington Avenue Neoclassical National History District (2017)

Interior View of Dome!

Nominations are due March 22!

Get your Nomination Form in for Awards in five categories.


2019 WAHPC State Conference and CAMP Event

Site for WAHPC and Wisconsin Trust for Historic PreservationAwards Presentation

April 12, 2019
4:30 – 5:30

The Oshkosh Public Library, designed by architect, William Waters, opened on September 3, 1900. The Neo-classical style building was constructed with a smooth cut-stone façade and copper fascia. A large colon-nade of six two-story ionic columns along the main entrance portico support the pediment above the columns. The stone stairs leading from the street are flanked by large stone pediments supporting the bronze lions, “Sawyer” and “Harris”. The low-pitched clay tile roof is adorned with a dome visible from most vantage points. The library’s original interior features painted plaster archways, hardwood floors, original light fixtures, ceramic tiles, and intricate iron railings.

Expansion and Restoration Project (1993)

A large addition surrounding the original William Waters building on three sides, was carefully designed to complement the original building in symmetry. A view of its stone exterior wall on the first and second floors. The entire second floor, new construction in 1993, boasts structural columns sunk into the 1967 foundation and the overall footprint of the building increased to the north. The second-floor skylight, a signature of Lonn Frye, is centered on the dome of the Wm Waters building, forty-six feet above the floor. The project architect, firm of Howard, Needles, Tammen & Bergendorff of Milwaukee associated with Frye Gillan Mollinaro Architects of Chicago, known for sensitive additions to historic library structures.

The Washington Avenue Neoclassical Historic District was established in 2017.

The six contributing buildings are in a two-block area:

            • Oshkosh Public Library (1900, Neoclassical, architect, William Waters)
            • Fraternal Reserve Association – NRHP (1914, Georgian Revival, architect, Henry Auler) (Washington Place Historical Flats)
            • Oshkosh Masonic Temple (1925, Neoclassical, architect, Henry Auler)
            • The Goettmann Printing Company (1924, Neoclassical)
            • Wisconsin National Life Insurance Building – NRHP (1925, Neoclassical, architectural firm of Auler, Jensen & Brown) (Winnebago County Human Services)
            • U.S. Post Office (1929, Neoclassical, Acting Supervising Architect, James A. Wetmore, opened 1931), (office building)

Nominations are due March 22!

Get your Nomination Form in for Awards in five categories.

2019 Presenters:

Ramona Bartos is Deputy State Historic Preservation Officer and Administrator of the State Historic Preservation Office for the State of North Carolina. She is an alumna of the joint Juris Doctor / Master of Historic Preservation Program at the University of Georgia, and Emory University (BA History and International Studies). Prior to her position in state public service, Ramona practiced law for nearly a decade in Georgia as an attorney in private practice for both private and local government clients, and served as a city attorney. Ramona is now Vice President of the National Conference of State Historic Preservation Officers. Contact: Ramona Bartos at [email protected].

Friederike Mittner is the Historic Preservation Planner and CLG coordinator for the City of West Palm Beach with over 5,000 cultural resources. Ms. Mittner has worked on the resurvey of the City’s existing historic districts, designation of new districts and sites on both the local and National Register, completed Section 106 reviews and coordinated the regulations for building size, scale, and mass within the City’s historic neighborhoods. This process included an intensive public outreach component. Ms. Mittner is also a member of the Palm Beach County Historic Resources Review Board, which is responsible for the cultural resources in unincorporated Palm Beach County. On the State level, Ms. Mittner is a Board Member of the Florida Trust for Historic Preservation. She holds a Master of Science in Architectural Studies from the University of Florida with a historic preservation track. She meets the Secretary of the Interior’s Professional Qualification Standards in Architectural History. Ms. Mittner has over 20 years of planning, preservation and construction experience. She is also a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP), the American Planning Association (APA), the National and Florida Trust’s for Historic Preservation.  Contact Friederike Mittner at [email protected].

Amber E. Stimpson holds a Bachelor of Arts in Socio-Cultural Anthropology and a Minor in Native American Studies from Brigham Young University and a Master of Arts from The George Washington University in American Studies/Historic Preservation. After completing her graduate studies, Amber worked as a preservation consultant for Dewberry in Fairfax, Virginia and was deployed to work for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in Biloxi, Mississippi following Hurricane Katrina and in Birmingham, Alabama from May to November 2011. From 2014-2016, Amber was the Environmental Review Specialist for the North Carolina State Historic Preservation Office. Since November 2016, Amber has served as the Local Preservation Commission/Certified Local Government Coordinator for North Carolina. In her current role, Amber offers technical guidance and training to staff and commissions throughout the State. Contact: Amber Stimpson at [email protected]



For complete information about the National Alliance of Preservation Commissions CAMP Workshop,
see the letter below from the Wisconsin Historical Society:



Wish to Nominate Someone for the WAHPC Board?

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Please contact:

Gene Hackbarth
WAHPC Board President
(920) 227-7878


Looking forward to seeing you at this year’s conference!