Menomonee Falls Main Street Historic District

Main and Appleton Sts., Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin

Main Street Historic District, Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin


The "Four Corners" Looking Northwest

Appleton Avenue runs southeast to northwest through this city that is northwest of Milwaukee. Appleton Avenue is Wis 175, it was formerly US 41 and before that, it was the Yellowstone Highway.

Photo taken by J.R. Manning



National Register information 

Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on September 21, 1988
Reference number
NR name
Main Street Historic District
Architectural styles
Late 19th and 20th Century Revival: Classical Revival; American Movement: Prairie School; Victorian
Areas of significance
Industry; Commerce; Architecture
Level of significance
Evaluation criteria
A - Event; C - Design/Construction
Property type
Historic functions
Department store; Restaurant; Multiple dwelling; Manufacturing facility; Specialty store; Financial institution; Business
Current functions
Business; Specialty store; Manufacturing facility; Multiple dwelling; Restaurant
Periods of significance
1900-1924; 1875-1899; 1850-1874
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 23
Contributing structures: 1
Non-contributing buildings: 4
Non-contributing structures: 1

Update Log 

  • September 5, 2011: Updated by J.R. Manning: Clarified Landmark Name
  • August 31, 2011: Updated by J.R. Manning: Corrected Overview
  • September 12, 2010: New photos from J.R. Manning