Port Washington Downtown Historic District
Roughly along N. Franklin St., from E Jackson St. to E Grand Ave., Port Washington, Wisconsin
Looking North on Jefferson Street
That's St. Mary's in the distance.
Photo taken by J.R. Manning
Port Washington was, for about four years, the home of Leland Stanford. He practiced law here until a fire destroyed much of the city, along with Stanford's law library, papers and office. Standford moved to California where he became president of the Central Pacific and became a driving force in building the transcontinental railroad. Thanks to a large grant he made to found the school, Stanford University bears his name. Although famous in California, he was a former resident of Port Washington.
National Register information
- Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on September 8, 2000
- Reference number
- Architectural styles
- Federal; Victorian: Italianate; et.al.
- Areas of significance
- Commerce; Architecture
- Level of significance
- Evaluation criteria
- A - Event; C - Design/Construction
- Property type
- Historic functions
- Specialty store; Hotel; Financial institution
- Current functions
- Specialty store; Financial institution; Restaurant
- Periods of significance
- 1850-1874; 1875-1899; 1900-1924; 1925-1949; 1950-1974
- Number of properties
- Contributing buildings: 37
Non-contributing buildings: 10
- May 5, 2012: Updated by J.R. Manning: Added an interesting piece of trivia about a former resident.
- July 3, 2011: Updated by J.R. Manning: Updated Status
- June 22, 2011: New photos from J.R. Manning