A formal dedication of the Schempf building as an official Watertown historic landmark took place on Friday, June 26 at 2 p.m. Click “read more” below and watch the video for more on this exciting news!
A formal dedication of the Schempf building as an official Watertown historic landmark took place on Friday, June 26 at 2 p.m. During this dedication ceremony, a plaque was presented to Bill Lindborg of Long Beach, CA, who purchased the building last year and is in the early stages of a full-scale restoration of the property. Watertown Mayor John David and Watertown Historic Preservation Commission Chairwoman Melissa Lampe presented a plaque to Lindborg, and talked about the importance of the designation as a local historic site. This event was sponsored by the Watertown Area Chamber of Commerce.
Following the plaque presentation, Lindborg talked about the history of the building and the Schempf family, of which he is a descendant. Debbie Skalitzky of the Dodge/Jefferson Counties Genealogical Society also talked about the research that was conducted through that organization to trace Lindborg’s extensive historical family roots in Watertown.
To conclude Friday’s presentation, Chamber of Commerce/Main Street Program Executive Director Susan Dascenzo provided an overview of the local Main Street program, which is celebrating its 15th anniversary as a Wisconsin Main Street Community this year.