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Lake Geneva
Historic Preservation Commission

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is the difference between a Historical Society and a Historic Preservation Commission?

A: The purposes of and goals of the two types of organizations are very similar. As the name "Commission" implies an HPC is an agent of the city government and is funded by and is responsible to the City.  Historical societies are informal organizations are not directly related to the city government.  Many HPC's have an ordinance that gives them more authority in some situations.

Q: How can I get my property recognized as "historic"?

A: Many historic properties have already been identified in Lake Geneva.  If you think yours deserves consideration, call Ken Etten at 262-248-8391 ext 12