Lansing Main Street Historic District

100-401 Main Street. one blk N & Son Front & 2nd Streets. 190 John Street

"...a fine collection of commercial designs..."


300 Block Looking South

Photo taken by J.R. Manning in July 2019




The Lansing Main Street Historic District has local Criterion A significance as forty-four of the fifty-three resources within the district speak to the commercial development of Lansing between ca. 1855 and 1964. These buildings illustrate the impact of riverboat traffic, the arrival and development of the railroad, the neighboring agricultural economy, and, lastly, the connection across the Mississippi River that occurred when the Black Hawk Bridge opened in 1931. It has local Criterion C as a fine collection of commercial designs with a focus on the ltalianate style, specifically eleven buildings constructed in 1885 following a major downtown fire.

~National Park Service Description


Allamakee County, Iowa (38)
District (10,592)
In operation (2,569)
Iowa (2,528)

Update Log 

  • August 5, 2019: New photos from J.R. Manning
  • February 3, 2018: Added by J.R. Manning