Mineral Point Historic District

Roughly bounded by Ross, Shake Rag, 9th, and Bend Sts., Mineral Point, Wisconsin


City Limits Sign

Probably the only city in the world with a Shake Rag Street, historic Mineral Point is a sister city to Redruth, Cornwall, UK. Much of the history of Mineral Point revolves around lead mining and the Cornish miners who lived here in the halcyon days of lead mining in Southwestern Wisconsin.

Note: I'll be back in Mineral Point to shoot the historic district. There is too much here to do in one day!

Photo taken by J.R. Manning



National Register information 

Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on July 30, 1971
Reference number
Architectural style
Mid 19th Century Revival: Exotic Revival
Areas of significance
Industry; Politics/Government; Architecture; Social History
Level of significance
Evaluation criteria
C - Design/Construction; A - Event
Property type
Historic functions
Single dwelling; Rail-related; Extractive facility; Financial institution
Current function
Single dwelling
Periods of significance
1900-1924; 1875-1899; 1850-1874; 1825-1849
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 495
Non-contributing buildings: 429

Update Log 

  • June 3, 2012: New photos from J.R. Manning