Facade Improvement Awards are given to businesses, governmental buildings and private residences in Washburn that have shown exceptional sensitivity to preserving or enhancing historic Washburn buildings.

Recent Award Winners Include:

Blue Water Realty

​Harbor House Sweets

Bayfield County Courthouse - Exterior renovations to the brownstone of this National Register of Historic Places in America site.

Karlyn's Gallery - Ongoing, thoughtful improvements to their building and to the quality goods and services they offer.

Washburn Family Dentistry - Replication of missing exterior trim to an historic brownstone building.

Mary and Jim Nowakowski - Helped save the historic DuPont Civic Center building from demolition and exterior renovation of the building.

North Coast Coffee - Exterior renovations that include murals by a local artist.

Pathways, Inc. - Exterior painting of the historic Opera House building.

Joanne and Marty Katzmarek - Exterior renovations to historic bungalow in a residential neighborhood.


We have a responsibility to present our town in its best finery, as it was given to ensuing generations with the intention that we preserve
its original charm and add to it wherever possible.  Like the Scouts who are to "leave it better than they found it."  The Facade Committee will be rewarding those endeavors within the community and drawing attention to what is possible when civic pride is in play.

For more information please contact:
David Nyhus

Facade Enhancement