Interior artwork and stenciling are being restored with painstaking care.
New front doors, resembling those that first swung open in 1927, are coming soon.
Victory celebrations always feature the winning team pretending to chop down the goal posts, a time-honored tradition that led to a standoff between the teams following UW’s 20-7 victory last season in Minneapolis when Minnesota protected the goal post in front of its band and refused to budge.
Nonetheless, the result of that game was added to the others on the Axe’s handle, which is 6 feet long.
The vintage Orpheum Theater, with its once-regal presence on State Street, is getting a facelift from the inside out.
New co-owner Gus Paras is sprucing up the long-neglected auditorium.
For newcomers, we hope they'll serve as a sort of Cliff's Notes to getting to know the city better. The chairs act as paradise’s furniture, a symbol of that feeling you get sitting for hours without worries as the summer sun heats the world and sets nightly over the lake. It’s been there each of the 10 times he’s been elected to a seat in Madison’s city hall — seven times as mayor and three times as an alderman.
[Editor's note: Since this list was first published, the work on replacing the Orpheum sign has been completed.