The City of Monroe is receiving a $249,300 state grant to renovate the historic White Block Building located on downtown Monroe’s central square.

The Community Development Investment Grant from the Wisconsin Economic development Corporation (WEDC) will aid in restoring the White Block Building, located at 1518 11th St. The White Block Building was constructed in 1898 and has become a core part of the downtown’s continued economic growth.

“WEDC is committed to helping communities invest in revitalizing their downtowns to encourage economic growth,” said Missy Hughes, Secretary and CEO of WEDC, the state’s leading economic development organization. “This project preserves of piece of downtown Monroe’s history by restoring a building that’s over a century old, as well as revitalizing Monroe’s downtown square.”

[Adapted from: City of Monroe receives $249,300 state grant to support historic building revitalization Dec. 18, 2023, Urban Milwaukee]