The Historic Madison Inc. Gallery building, located at 103 E. Third St., has been put up for sale. The asking price is $69,500. According to John Staicer, president and executive director of HMI, the building was built as a pastor's study in the mid- to late-1800's. The property has been in HMI's ownership since 1989. This is the first property to be listed for sale in accordance with HMI's strategic plan, which was announced earlier this month.

In the plan, which was unveiled at the HMI annual meeting, The plan emphasizes three areas:

• A focus on the museum quality preservation of the Shrewsbury-Windle House, which Staicer said is HMI's signature property and one of the most nationally significant properties in Madison.

• The sale of several of the 17 HMI properties. The organization has yet to decide which other properties will be sold.

• Moving HMI's offices from the basement of the Windle Auditorium, at 500 West St., to a location closer to the Shrewsbury-Windle House. (Staff photo by Ken Ritchie)