Welcome, residents and visitors!

The Madison County Historic Preservation Commission exists to encourage historic preservation throughout Madison County, Iowa, by providing information, education, and technical assistance to individuals, businesses, and locations. Learn more about what we can do to assist you in your preservation projects and learn more about Madison County history by wandering through the information we have provided here.

Legacy in Stone
Madison County Courthouse Restoration Project

The Madison County Historic Preservation Commission supports the fund-raising work of the Friends of the Madison County Courthouse in their effort to gather the amount needed to provide for the restoration of our 1876 limestone courthouse.  This phase of restoration concentrates on an ADA-compliant south entrance, buttoning up the edges of the roof to keep moisture out, tuck pointing the limestone, outside stair repair, and replacement of the 1970s aluminum windows.

The first auction was so successful that the Friends are holding a SECOND auction starting on Giving Tuesday, November 30 at noon and ending on Sunday, December 19 at midnight. Click here to visit the auction where additional unique-to-Madison-County items can be found.

Speaking of Giving Tuesday, if you stop into the Madison County Chamber of Commerce on November 30 only and give a cash/check donation of $25 or more, you can choose one of Madison County’s tax ledger books to have for your very own. If your donation is $300 or more, you will also receive an unframed James Graham sketch of the Courthouse.

To learn more about the Courthouse Restoration Project, to make a one-time donation, or to pledge an amount to be paid over several years, please click on the Legacy in Stone tile below.