LaCrosse Commercial Historic District

Roughly bounded by Jay St., Second St. S., State St. and Fifth Ave. S., LaCrosse, Wisconsin

Downtown area loaded with wonderful old architecture and eye candy in all directions


The E.R. Barron Block

This has its own NRHP listing as well as being part of the downtown commercial district.

Photo taken by J.R. Manning in August 2013



National Register information 

Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on September 2, 1994
Reference number
Architectural styles
Late 19th and 20th Century Revival: Classical Revival; Victorian: Romanesque; Victorian: Italianate
Areas of significance
Commerce; Architecture
Level of significance
Evaluation criteria
C - Design/Construction; A - Event
Property type
Historic functions
Restaurant; Department store; Specialty store; Financial institution; Professional; Business
Current functions
Restaurant; Specialty store; Financial institution; Professional; Business
Periods of significance
1925-1949; 1900-1924; 1875-1899; 1850-1874
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 90
Non-contributing buildings: 17


Brick (42,466)
Classical Revival (4,578)
District (10,578)
Italianate (5,117)
La Crosse County, Wisconsin (55)
La Crosse, Wisconsin (34)
Late 19th and 20th Century Revival (16,279)
Private owner (54,403)
Romanesque (2,724)
Stone (26,168)
Victorian (19,703)
Wisconsin (2,627)

Update Log 

  • August 24, 2013: Updated by J.R. Manning: Updated Status and Added Photos