Onamia Municipal Hall: Historic Structures Report

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
City of Onamia
Start Date
July 2010
End Date
November 2010
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Mille Lacs
Mille Lacs
Project Overview

The Onamia Municipal Hall is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The building was in need of a historic structures report / conditions analysis to provide restoration and management goals for the property. Currently the building is experiencing interior wall condensation, plaster erosion, water intrusion, energy loss, electrical system issues, and spalling of exterior mortar. The report documents current conditions, provide appropriate approaches to the treatment of existing problems, and outline a scope of future recommended work. The report serves as a guide for all changes made to the historic property during any project repair, rehabilitation, or restoration, and provide maintenance procedures. Financially, the City of Onamia will use the report to plan for maintenance and repairs and also to apply for historic preservation grants, allowing the building to stay in use.

Repair recommendations made within the report focus on preserving the City Hall’s historic exterior and interior features while providing suggestions for updating mechanical and electrical systems, addressing landscaping issues, and improving accessibility. Repair items are identified by priority within the Work Recommendations section to permit development of a long-term maintenance plan and phased site and building improvements.

Project Details
To prepare a Historic Structure Report to provide restoration and management goals for the Onamia Municipal Hall, listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
Legal Citation / Subdivision
LAWS of MINNESOTA for 2009 Ch. 172, Art. 1, Subd. 4 (b), Statewide Historic and Cultural Grants
Appropriation Language

(b) Statewide Historic and Cultural Grants. (i) $2,250,000 in 2010 and $4,500,000 in 2011 are appropriated for history programs and projects operated or conducted by or through local, county, regional or other historical or cultural organizations; or for activities to preserve significant historic and cultural resources. Funds are to be distributed through a competitive grants process. The Minnesota Historical Society shall administer these funds using established grants mechanisms, and with assistance from the advisory committee created herein.

2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Street Address
PO Box 186
Zip Code
Administered By
Administered by

345 W. Kellogg Blvd.
St. Paul, MN 55155