Winona Commercial Historic District

3rd St between Franklin and Johnson Sts., Winona, Minnesota

65 Contributing and 26 non-contributing buildings in a downtown commercial district


Looking West-southwest along 3rd Street

The street grid in Winona follows the shore of the Mississippi River. As a result, the grid does not line up with normal compass points.

Following are several photographs along East 3rd Street and West 3rd Street, some are streetscapes and others are details of buildings along the path.

Some buildings have their own listings on the NRHP. For example the building on the right side of the photograph is the Schlitz Hotel, a tied house that has its own listing on the NRHP.

Photo taken by J.R. Manning September 2017



Street View 


Five properties in the district are individually listed in the National Register of Historic Places (Winona Hotel, 157 West Third Street, 1983; Schlitz Hotel, 129 West Third Street, 1982; Choate Department Store, 51 East Third Street, 1976; Merchants National Bank, 102 East Third Street, 1974; and Anger's Block, 116-120 Walnut Street, 1978).

National Register information 

Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on October 1, 1998
Reference number
Architectural styles
Victorian: Italianate; Victorian: Queen Anne; Victorian: Romanesque
Area of significance
Level of significance
Evaluation criteria
A - Event
Property type
Historic functions
Financial institution; Specialty store; Department store; Restaurant; Professional; Warehouse
Current functions
Financial institution; Specialty store; Department store; Restaurant; Professional
Periods of significance
1850-1874; 1875-1899; 1900-1924
Significant years
1883; 1920
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 65
Non-contributing buildings: 26
Non-contributing sites: 1


19th Century (37,887)
Brick (42,462)
Built 1883 (514)
Built during 1880s (6,491)
Charles G. Maybury (3)
District (10,533)
Have Street View (47,042)
Italianate (5,114)
Minnesota (1,753)
Private owner (54,398)
Queen Anne (5,131)
Romanesque (2,722)
Stone (26,160)
Victorian (19,698)
Winona County, Minnesota (39)
Winona, Minnesota (28)

Update Log 

  • January 28, 2018: Updated by J.R. Manning: Updated Status and Added Photos
  • July 27, 2016: New Street View added by Bill Eichelberger