Bayfield Historic District

WI J and WI 13, Bayfield, Wisconsin

The Uptown District of Bayfield is a Booming Tourist Attraction


Your destination?

The conversation at home is usually something like, "Where are you going this weekend?" This sign tells the usual answer, although "Upnorth" in Wisconsin is an undefined location that starts somewhere around highway 33 and goes as far north as Da Yoop and runs from Lake Michigan to the Saint Croix River.

Photo taken by J.R. Manning in August 2013



National Register information 

Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on November 25, 1980
Reference number
Areas of significance
Industry; Other; Architecture
Level of significance
Evaluation criteria
A - Event; C - Design/Construction
Property type
Historic functions
Hotel; Fishing facility or site; Rail-related; Manufacturing facility
Current functions
Single dwelling; Park; Specialty store
Periods of significance
1900-1924; 1875-1899
Significant years
1883; 1924
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 250
Contributing structures: 2
Contributing sites: 2
Non-contributing buildings: 60


19th Century (37,696)
Bayfield County, Wisconsin (23)
Bayfield, Wisconsin (11)
Brick (42,462)
Built 1883 (511)
Built during 1880s (6,465)
District (10,438)
Sandstone (4,861)
Wisconsin (2,612)

Update Log 

  • August 18, 2013: Updated by J.R. Manning: Updated Status and Added Photos