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The Madison County Historic Preservation Commission exists to encourage historic preservation throughout Madison County, Iowa, by providing information, education, and technical assistance to individuals, businesses, and locations. We also take a leadership role in specific projects such as the National Historic Register nomination for the Winterset Courthouse Square and the county-wide investigation of Underground Railroad activities. Learn more about what we can do to assist you in your preservation projects and learn more about Madison County history by wandering through the information we have provided here.

Historic District Facade Project Progress

Winterset’s Courthouse Historic District Facade Rehabilitation Project is well underway. All sides of the square within the Courthouse Historic District are receiving some tough love, leaving them in an ugly duckling stage. But a swan will indeed emerge. Here is a smattering of the work in progress over the last few months. We all look forward to the project completion in late 2019. Like Madison County Historic Preservation Commission on Facebook to learn about the work in progress. (click photos to enlarge)