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Cedarburg in Ozaukee County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Washington Avenue Historic District / Historic District Architecture

(Double sided marker)

 
 
Washington Avenue Historic District Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul F
1. Washington Avenue Historic District Marker
Inscription.
Washington Avenue Historic District
Even before Cedarburg incorporated in 1885, the community thrived with mills, shops, hotels, churches and residences, many of which remain in Cedarburg’s commercial center as part of the Washington Avenue Historic District. The District is anchored on the south by St. Francis Borgia Catholic and on the north by the Woolen Mill, extending about five blocks and including over 100 properties. On January 17, 1986, the Washington Avenue Historic District was listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

Historic District Architecture
In the Washington Avenue Historic District, highly skilled masons constructed distinctive locally-quarried limestone and fieldstone buildings dating from the 1840’s to the early twentieth century. The District’s structures were designed in Greek Revival, Italianate, Queen Anne and vernacular architectural styles, and many were the homes and businesses of early German and Irish settlers. The architecture of the Washington Avenue Historic District illustrates every period of Cedarburg’s growth and development.
 
Erected 1997 by State Historical Society of Wisconsin. (Marker Number 358.)
 
Marker series. This marker
Historic District Architecture Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul F
2. Historic District Architecture Marker
is included in the Wisconsin Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 43° 17.709′ N, 87° 59.21′ W. Marker is in Cedarburg, Wisconsin, in Ozaukee County. Marker is at the intersection of Washington Avenue and Mill Street, on the right when traveling north on Washington Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cedarburg WI 53012, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The History of the Boerner Building (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Cedarburg Mill (about 600 feet away); Origin of Cedar Creek / Mills on the Creek (approx. 0.2 miles away); The First 100 Years (approx. 0.2 miles away); Interurban Bridge / Riding the Interurban (approx. ¼ mile away); Liberty Tree Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); Historic Cedarburg (approx. 0.3 miles away); Cedarburg Woolen Mill (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cedarburg.
 
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Washington Avenue Historic District / Historic District Architecture Marker image. Click for full size.
By Melinda Roberts, August 17, 2012
3. Washington Avenue Historic District / Historic District Architecture Marker
Updated photo of location of marker.
Washington Avenue Historic District / Historic District Architecture Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul F, July 2, 2009
4. Washington Avenue Historic District / Historic District Architecture Marker
Looking north up Washington Avenue from corner of Washington and Mill.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 28, 2010, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 700 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 28, 2010, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin.   3. submitted on August 18, 2012, by Melinda Roberts of De Pere, United States.   4. submitted on May 28, 2010, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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