Portage in Columbia County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Society Hill Historic District
Society Hill reflects the wealth and prestige of Portage's early prominent families who lived here because of its convenience to the downtown and the railroad. Located just south of the large Chicago, Milwaukee, and St. Paul Railroad complex, the district housed many skilled railroad workers.
The district contains the homes of two Pulitzer Prize winners, Zona Gale and Frederick Jackson Turner.
Society Hill was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1992.
Erected 2002 by the Portage Landmark Preservation Society, Inc. & the Wisconsin Historical Society. (Marker Number 480.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Wisconsin Historical Society marker series.
Location. 43° 32.58′ N, 89° 27.922′ W. Marker is in Portage, Wisconsin, in Columbia County. Marker is at the intersection of MacFarlane Road and West Franklin Street, on the right when traveling south on MacFarlane Road. Click for map. Marker is at the Museum
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Frederick Jackson Turner (approx. 0.3 miles away); Zona Gale (approx. 0.3 miles away); Pierre Pauquette Ferry (approx. 0.6 miles away); Ketchum’s Point (approx. 0.8 miles away); Jacques Marquette and Louis Joliet (approx. 1.1 miles away); Marquette (approx. 1.8 miles away); Fort Winnebago (approx. 1.8 miles away); Site of Fort Winnebago (approx. 1.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Portage.
Also see . . . Museum at the Portage. "Artifacts, maps and photographs capturing the history of Wisconsin's third oldest settlement are featured in the Museum at the Portage." (Submitted on June 18, 2009.)
Categories. • Notable Buildings •
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