You can now see a third site in Kewaunee that is featured on the State and National Register of Historic Places. Members of the Kewaunee Lighthouse Preservation Committee cheered when the Wisconsin Historic Preservation Review Board voted unanimously on Friday to accept their application and add the historic structure to the registries. The city acquired the lighthouse from the National Park Service in 2011 after it closed in 1959. After receiving some much-needed attention in recent years, the Kewaunee Pierhead Lighthouse became a stop on the Door County Lighthouse Festival organized by the Door County Maritime Museum. This marked the third time the lighthouse had gotten to this stage in the process. Committee member Robin Nelson says this is a major step for further preservation of the lighthouse.
The Kewaunee Pierhead Lighthouse joins the Tug Ludington and the Kewaunee Post Office on the National and State Registries of Historic Places.
Picture from the City of Kewaunee