North Main Street Historic District

Roughly, N. Main St. from Parkway Ave. to Algoma Blvd., and Market St. NW. to High Ave., Oshkosh, Wisconsin

Nine square blocks of a commercial area with Italianate and Queen Anne style buildings


Looking Southwest

Photo taken by J.R. Manning in June 2017




The district is comprised of mostly two-story commercial buildings. 62 buildings are considered contributing, there are 10 non-contributing buildings and one structure, the Soldiers Monument near the Grand Opera House. (The Opera House is a part of the district and has its own position on the NRHP.)

National Register information 

Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on March 7, 1996
Reference number
Architectural styles
Victorian: Italianate; Victorian: Queen Anne
Areas of significance
Architecture; Commerce
Level of significance
Evaluation criteria
A - Event; C - Design/Construction
Property type
Historic functions
Specialty store; Financial institution; Restaurant; Department store
Current functions
Specialty store; Restaurant
Periods of significance
1850-1874; 1875-1899; 1900-1924; 1925-1949
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 60
Contributing objects: 1
Non-contributing buildings: 10


Brick (42,466)
District (10,575)
Ephraim E. Stevens (2)
Italianate (5,117)
Oshkosh, Wisconsin (32)
Queen Anne (5,136)
Stone (26,168)
Terra cotta (3,922)
Victorian (19,703)
William Waters (36)
Winnebago County, Wisconsin (93)
Wisconsin (2,627)

Update Log 

  • August 3, 2017: Updated by J.R. Manning: Updated status and added photos