Washington Avenue Historic District

Roughly bounded by Elm St., Cedar Creek, Hamilton Rd., and Washington Ave., Cedarburg, Wisconsin

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WASHINGTON AVENUE HISTORIC DISTRICT

Even before Cedarburg incorporated in 1885, the community thrived with mills, shops, hotels, churches and residences, many of which remain in Cedarburg’s commercial center as part of the Washington Avenue Historic District. The District is anchored on the south by St. Francis Borgia Catholic and on the north by the Woolen Mill, extending about five blocks and including over 100 properties. On January 17, 1986, the Washington Avenue Historic District was listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

ERECTED 1997

Photo taken by J.R. Manning in July 2010

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National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on January 17, 1986
Reference number
86000218
Architectural style
Mixed architectural types
Areas of significance
Industry; Commerce; Education; Politics/Government; Architecture
Level of significance
State
Evaluation criteria
A - Event; C - Design/Construction; B - Person
Property type
District
Historic functions
Hotel; Single dwelling; Manufacturing facility; Specialty store; Business
Current functions
Single dwelling; Business; Specialty store; Manufacturing facility
Periods of significance
1900-1924; 1875-1899; 1850-1874; 1825-1849
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 80
Contributing structures: 1
Non-contributing buildings: 30

Update Log 

  • July 10, 2010: New photos from J.R. Manning
  • July 5, 2010: New photos from J.R. Manning
  • July 3, 2010: New photos from J.R. Manning

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