After flirting with demolition for three years, the Potawatomi State Park Tower has been designated to the state register of historic places.
The state's historical preservation unanimously approved adding it to the list during its meeting on November 20th. It was the only site in northeast Wisconsin nominated for inclusion at the meeting which also included eight other sites in seven different counties. The DNR had pegged the tower built close to 90 years ago for demolition after it was found to be unsafe to climb in 2017. The Sturgeon Bay Historical Society has fought for the tower to stay open and gained the support of local bodies of government and state legislators.
Potawatomi State Park's Tower could still earn even more historic recognition once its application is sent to the United States Department of the Interior to see if the site will be named to the National Register.