Historic Preservation Commission

Meetings

  • 6 p.m.
  • Second Wednesday of every month
  • Council Chambers, City Hall, 222 Lewis Street, River Falls, Wisconsin 
  • The agenda for the commission can be found here

Members

  • Michael Page, Common Council Representative
  • Denton Anderson - Term Expires January 2020
  • Jayne Hoffman - Term Expires January 2019
  • Heidi Heinze - Term Expires January 2020
  • Pam Friede - Term Expires January 2021
  • Mark Anderson - Term Expires January 2019
  • One Vacancy

Members of this board are appointed by the mayor, subject to confirmation by the City Council. Terms are three years in length.

  • Legal Basis: 1993 Wisconsin Act 471 Municipal Code - Section 17.76.030
  • Compensation: Per Resolution Number 3041, Dated August 22, 1997

Duties

The duties of the commission are to select geographically-defined areas within the city to be designated as historic districts and to prepare a historic preservation plan for each area. The Commission woks with property owners to designate and educate about local historic buildings.

Historic Story Maps of River Falls

The Historic Story Maps of River Falls, Wisconsin, are a great way to explore “The City on the Kinni.” Whether you prefer to do your exploring from the comfort of your home or while walking around on your mobile device, these will make your experience enjoyable. There are two versions entitled “The City on the Kinni” and "A Walk Through Time".

“The City on the Kinni” offers a comprehensive history of the River Falls starting in 1848 when Joel Foster first came to the area taking you through the development of the City. It is ideally enjoyed on a desktop computer. While using "A Walk Through Time", the optimal experience is on your mobile device (e.g. phone or tablet) allowing you to travel to and learn about different locations and buildings around River Falls. You may be surprised what you find out about the history of this beautiful City.