Hose Tower Update: Progress Continues as Village Votes for Additional Funds

The work to readapt the historic Hose Tower building in downtown Greendale took an important step forward as the Greendale Board of Trustees approved the allocation of up to $120,000 for the project at a special meeting on September 16. The vote was 5-2 in favor of the funds being used to help complete the interior of the historic building this year.

The special meeting to consider the funding was held at the request of Trustees Al Sikorski and Ron Barbian. Village Hall was packed with over 60 residents showing their support of project. So far, the Society has raised over $400,000 for the Hose Tower.

The funding will go toward the completion of the Hose Tower interior. The Society is still seeking additional funds from all possible sources for an annex storage addition previously approved by the Village Plan Commission on the west side and other outdoor space improvements.

“We will soon have a modern, state of the art community gathering place for the benefit of Greendale residents and community groups,” said Society board member and architect Bob Prindiville.
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In June of 2013, the Village of Greendale announced they are considering the demolition of The Old Fire Station and Police Department Building located in the National Historic Landmark District of the Village. Click here to read the position adopted by the members of the Greendale Historical Society.

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Hose Tower Preservation Project
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Ted Mainella, President
Bill Kewan, Vice-President
Kevin Nitka, Treasurer
Bob DeRoche, Secretary

At-Large Board Members:
William Attewell, Jim Burns, Kathleen Kendellen Hart, William Hughes, Georgianne Heymann, Bob Prindiville, Kristi Sanders and Brenda Siemers