Residential neighborhood that consists of twenty-four significant houses
"The medium- to large-sized lots of the district's buildings are landscaped with many large, mature trees, along with shrubs and other plantings and the setbacks of the homes are generally consistent. Architectural styles found in the district reflect the common styles and forms popular in Wisconsin from 1890 to 1950 and include Queen Anne, Colonial Revival, American Foursquare, and the bungalow. Homes within the district are generally two stories in height; the majority are topped with a truncated hip roof—a distinction of Mukwonago architecture. The most common type found in the district is that which is rectangular in form, is topped with a truncated hipped roof and features a coved eave—the latter is another distinctive characteristic of architecture in Mukwonago. Original materials utilized in the district include rock-faced and decoratively stamped concrete block, clapboard, brick, and fieldstone (with thick mortar joints)—the last material is used liberally throughout the village for foundations and porches and is another hallmark of the community.
"Nearly all of the homes have associate garages; most are from the historic period and retain their original sheathings such as drop siding and rusticated concrete block. Indeed, four of the homes feature a larger, carriage-house type structure. None of the garages is included in the building count.
"The boundary was drawn to enclose the best concentration of historic residential and ecclesiastical architecture that make up the historic streetscapes with the fewest intrusions and non-contributing elements. The boundary was drawn in all directions to exclude concentrations of altered, non-contributing buildings."
Adapted from the National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination Form prepared by Traci E. Schnell/Architectural Historian, Heritage Research, Ltd., dated August 14, 1974. A link to the document is listed below in the "Sources" category.
Portions of some photo captions come from the same document and are indicated with quotation marks
Portions of some photo captions come from the same document and are indicated with quotation marks.