Proclamation Supporting the Restoration Efforts of the “Red Chapel” at the Allouez Catholic Cemetery

On August 2, 2016, the Allouez Village Board approved a Proclamation Supporting the Restoration Efforts of the “Red Chapel” at the Allouez Catholic Cemetery

Whereas, The “Red Chapel”, constructed in 1876 by Bishop Francis Xavier Krautbauer of the Green Bay Catholic Diocese, is located in the Allouez Catholic Cemetery in the Village of Allouez, County of Brown; and

Whereas, The future existence of the “Red Chapel” has been questioned due to structural concerns; and

Whereas, The work needed to be done to restore the building includes structural repairs to make the building safe and are not scheduled expenses for the Allouez Catholic Cemetery & Chapel Mausoleum; and

Whereas, Chapter 424 of the Village of Allouez Ordinances were adopted to promote the general welfare of the community and of the state by regulating any place, structure, or object with a special character, historic interest, aesthetic interest, or other significant value for the purpose of preserving the place, structure or object, and its significant characteristics; and

Whereas, The “Red Chapel” is, in the opinion of the Village of Allouez, a building that has special character, historic interest, and aesthetic interest for the Village; and

Whereas, The loss of historical resources through razing or adverse impacts from alteration should be avoided whenever possible and historic preservation should be used as a key strategy in achieving the Village of Allouez historic preservation goals through the restoration, rehabilitation, and adaptive reuse of historic buildings; and

Whereas, The Brown County Historical Society has volunteered to create a preservation plan for the “Red Chapel.”

Now, Therefore, Be It Resolved, That the Village of Allouez, does support the continued efforts of the Brown County Historical Society and the Allouez Catholic Cemetery & Chapel Mausoleum and does support an agreement between the two above mentioned organizations on a long-term restoration plan for the “Red Chapel” located in the Allouez Catholic Cemetery in the Village of Allouez.

Passed and Approved this 2nd day of August, 2016