Upper Main Street Historic District

163-240 Main, 3 Mill, 56 Racine, and 408 Water Sts., Menasha, Wisconsin

The heart of Menasha's downtown commercial district


Overview Looking South

100 Block on the southeast side of Main Street, just as it turns to go east.

The day I visited, all that remained of the buildings to the east of this block was a hole in the ground.

Photo taken by J.R. Manning in April 2015




The building listed as part of the district at 3 Mill Street has been demolished.

National Register information 

Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on December 6, 1984
Reference number
Architectural styles
Late 19th and 20th Century Revival: Classical Revival; Victorian: Queen Anne
Areas of significance
Commerce; Architecture; Social History
Level of significance
Evaluation criteria
A - Event; C - Design/Construction
Property type
Historic functions
Professional; Specialty store; Business
Current functions
Professional; Business; Specialty store
Periods of significance
1900-1924; 1875-1899; 1925-1949
Significant years
1884; 1934
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 25
Non-contributing buildings: 7

Update Log 

  • April 24, 2015: Updated by J.R. Manning: Updated Status and Added Photos