Historical Society of Middleton’s Annual Meeting

The Historical Society of Middleton held its annual meeting Saturday, February 4. The
speaker, Barbara Perry Bauer of TAG Consultants, presented the results of TAG’s historical
survey of part of downtown Middleton. The Society contracted with TAG to conduct a
“reconnaissance level” survey of Middleton, bordered by Main Street, Dewey, Third, and
Hawthorne. Within that area, Bauer found a number of notable buildings that covered a wide
range of architectural styles and years of construction. Three buildings were identified as
potentially being eligible to be listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Currently, the
Lee Moberly Museum is the only listed building in Middleton. The potential of four listings in
such a small area is exciting. Owners of the buildings have been notified, and will decide if they
want to obtain this recognition for their properties.

Expanding the survey to cover more of Middleton’s rich residential history is planned by
the Society.

Thank you to those who attended the Annual Meeting. The slides and history information
presented by Barbara Bauer demonstrate the enduring legacy Middleton’s early pioneers

In other business, officers for 2023 were elected: President Claudia Moberly, Vice
President Liz Bolts, Secretary Jennifer Barr, Board Members Clint Miner, Marilyn McDonald, and
Virginia Moberly. The position of Treasurer is being voted on now and will be announced when it is posted.

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