Merchants Avenue Historic District

Roughly bounded by S. Third St. E and S. Milwaukee Ave. E, Foster St., Whitewater, and Merchant Aves., Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin


Various houses in the district from cottages to mansions.

Photo taken by J.R. Manning in July 2019



National Register information 

Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on June 13, 1986
Reference number
Architectural styles
Mid 19th Century Revival: Exotic Revival; Victorian: Italianate; Other architectural type; Second Empire;Queen Anne
Areas of significance
Industry; Commerce; Architecture
Level of significance
Evaluation criteria
C - Design/Construction; B - Person
Property type
Historic function
Single dwelling
Current function
Single dwelling
Periods of significance
1900-1924; 1875-1899; 1850-1874; 1925-1949
Significant years
1850; 1936
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 33
Non-contributing buildings: 2


19th Century (37,809)
Brick (42,462)
Built 1850 (464)
Built during 1850s (4,696)
Charles Rockwell (1)
District (10,508)
Exotic Revival (7,381)
Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin (7)
Italianate (5,114)
Jefferson County, Wisconsin (57)
Mid 19th Century Revival (7,958)
Private owner (54,398)
Stone (26,160)
Stucco (7,816)
Victorian (19,698)
Wisconsin (2,624)

Update Log 

  • August 8, 2019: New photos from J.R. Manning
  • August 8, 2019: Updated by J.R. Manning: Updated status and added photos