Reedsburg Woolen Mill Office

Also known as: D. J. Dietz Design
26 Main St., Reedsburg, Wisconsin

Photos 

Overview Looking Southeast

Note the mural on the west face of the building. Several murals adorn the buildings in Reedsburg and are a source of public pride.

Photo taken by J.R. Manning in October 2015

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Description 

One of the early industries in Reedsburg was a woolen mill, located here at a dam site on the Baraboo River. Employing over 200 people, the largest employer in Reedsburg, it made army blankets and merchandise for the large catalog retailers, Sears, Roebuck and Company and Montgomery Wards. A devastating fire destroyed the mill in 1968, and the dam was removed in 1973.

This brick office building is the last remnant of the mill operation.

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on December 26, 1984
Reference number
84000664
Area of significance
Industry
Level of significance
Local
Evaluation criteria
A - Event
Property type
Building
Historic functions
Warehouse; Business
Current function
Specialty store
Periods of significance
1900-1924; 1875-1899; 1925-1949
Significant years
1891; 1934

Update Log 

  • October 25, 2015: Updated by J.R. Manning: Updated Status, Added Description and Added Photos

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