West Park Street Historic District

300-417 West Park St., Marshfield, Wisconsin

A two block long historic district with 10 houses and 2 non-contributing houses

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Eastern Boundary of the district

Photo taken by J.R. Manning in August 2016

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Description 

West Park Street is three blocks in length but only two blocks of it comprise the historic district.

Park Street is 80 feet wide and appears as a bouleard without being a boulevard. Mature trees separate the sidewalks from the street. All the homes are set back on large, flat lots. The houses are all one and a half or two stories houses and it appears that the older the house, the larger its size.

The house at 402 was once a hospital and the house 311 was the Masonic Temple for several years. Both are private residences again.

A triangular shape park acts as a buffer between Central Avenue and the historic district. It is called Veteran's Memorial Park and includes a retired helicopter, placed by American Legion Post 54.

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on June 29, 2000
Reference number
00000734
Architectural styles
Victorian: Queen Anne; Late 19th and 20th Century Revival: Tudor Revival; et al.
Area of significance
Architecture
Level of significance
Local
Evaluation criteria
C - Design/Construction
Property type
District
Historic functions
Single dwelling; Meeting hall; Hospital
Current function
Single dwelling
Periods of significance
1875-1899; 1900-1924
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 10
Non-contributing buildings: 2

Update Log 

  • August 13, 2016: Updated by J.R. Manning: Updated status, added description and added photos

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