Northside Historic District of Cream Brick Workers' Cottages

Roughly bounded by Goold, Erie, English, Main, Yout and Chatham Sts. and Lakeview Community Center, Racine, Wisconsin

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CREAM BRICK
COTTAGES

Racine’s rapid and diversified industrial growth after the Civil War attracted a large working population to the city. Desiring their own homes, many workers built modest cottages of similar design in wood or brick. A high concentration of the brick cottages can be found in the Northside Historic District of Cream Brick Workers’ Cottages. Bounded by Goold, English, Chatham and Erie streets, these cottages, built between 1881 and 1913, often exhibit Italianate, Queen Anne or Colonial Revival stylistic embellishments.

Photo taken by J.R. Manning in June 2012

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National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on March 16, 1994
Reference number
94000155
Architectural style
Victorian: Italianate
Areas of significance
Architecture; Social History
Level of significance
Local
Evaluation criteria
A - Event; C - Design/Construction
Property type
District
Historic function
Single dwelling
Current function
Single dwelling
Periods of significance
1875-1899; 1900-1924
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 47
Non-contributing buildings: 26

Tags 

Brick (42,460)
District (10,321)
Italianate (5,079)
Private owner (54,396)
Racine County, Wisconsin (60)
Racine Workers' Cottages MPS (1)
Racine, Wisconsin (39)
Stone (26,162)
Victorian (19,697)
Wisconsin (2,553)

Update Log 

  • September 3, 2012: New photo from J.R. Manning

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