Galesville in Trempealeau County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Ridge Avenue Historic District
People living in this district during this period include W.S. Wadleigh, attorney and nine-term mayor of Galesville; Eugene Clark, banker and two-term State Senator; John A. Berg, banker and realtor; Ole Myhre, co-owner of a large department store, and Peter Enhagen, a local retailer. These civic and business leaders lived in close proximity to each other, which created social as well as architectural continuity in the neighborhood.
The homes in the district display a rich texture of architectural elements including projecting bays, wrap-around porches, decorative gables and window hoods, carved glass turrets, and
Several of the homes built after 1900 show the Craftsman and Prairie style influences that represented changing tastes in residential architecture after the turn of the century. The John A. Berg House (1914) shows a distinctive blend of late 19th century and early 20th century architectural styles. The Presbyterian Church (1895), the only non-residential property in the district, features pointed-arch Gothic Revival windows. The Ridge Avenue Historic District was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1984.
Wisconsin Historical Society
Erected 2009 by the Wisconsin Historical Society. (Marker Number 530.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. In addition, it is included in the Wisconsin Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1890.
Location. 44° 5.016′ N, 91° 21.491′ W. Marker is in Galesville, Wisconsin, in Trempealeau County. Marker is at the intersection of South Sixth Street and West Ridge Avenue on South Sixth Street. Marker is at Cance Park. Touch for mapTouch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. John F. Cance / Galesville Area Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Downtown Galesville Historic District (approx. half a mile away); Galesville (approx. half a mile away); Galesville Bridge (approx. half a mile away); Gale College Historic District (approx. half a mile away); Decorah Peak (approx. 2 miles away); The McGilvray "Seven Bridges Road" (approx. 5 miles away); The Mississippi River Parkway: (approx. 6˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Galesville.
Credits. This page was last revised on October 27, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 7, 2011, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 644 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on June 7, 2011, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.