By Paul Schmitt
The Sturgeon Bay Historical Society (SBHS) announced Thursday that a donor family has committed $1,250,000 to repair and restore the historic Teweles & Brandeis grain elevator on Sturgeon Bay’s west side waterfront. Sturgeon Bay Fire Chief Tim Dietman had declared a raze order last week deeming the old granary building a public safety hazard. Dan Collins of the Sturgeon Bay Historical Society says the donor has chosen to remain anonymous.
Collins says his organization has made the City of Sturgeon Bay aware of the donation.
The $1.25 million commitment, facilitated by the Door County Community Foundation, also includes money set aside in an endowment for the granary’s ongoing care. The granary was placed on the Wisconsin Registry of Historic Places back in August.