Fort Atkinson, WI – The Wisconsin Historical Society announces the listing of the Helmut Ajango House in the National Register of Historic Places.

Architect Helmut Ajango was born in Estonia and moved to the United States as a teenager. After becoming an architect, he opened his own firm in 1926 in a small office building in downtown Fort Atkinson. He spent his career in Wisconsin, designing buildings throughout the state and region. Ajango was immersed in the ideas of architectural Modernism. His residential, commercial and religious buildings in the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s included sophisticated Modernistic designs with unusual geometry.

Ajango acquired this house when it was a simple 19th century wood-frame house. During his career, he transformed it into a modernist composition, experimenting with his own design preferences. Ajango lived in the house between 1960 and his death in 2013. It now embodies his creative architectural expression.

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