By Tim Kowols
The Sturgeon Bay Historical Society is one step closer in its efforts to save the granary on the city’s west side. National Register Nomination Preparer Tim Heggland will present the case for the Teweles and Brandeis Mill to be included on the State Historic Register and potentially the National Historic Register on August 18 after making it through the review board. Sturgeon Bay Historical Society President Christie MacDonald says much like the efforts to save the Michigan Street Steel Bridge in the early 2000s, the focus of the presentation will be on the historical significance of the granary to the community.
MacDonald hopes the designation kicks off fundraising efforts to help start rehabbing the building so it does not fall into further disrepair. At its June 6th meeting, the Sturgeon Bay Common Council voted unanimously to get bids on tearing down or reusing the granary after the Fire Department declared it to be unsafe and unhealthy for people to explore.