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Sheboygan Falls in Sheboygan County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Downtown Sheboygan Falls Historic District

 
 
Downtown Sheboygan Falls Historic District Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, June 19, 2010
1. Downtown Sheboygan Falls Historic District Marker
Inscription. In 1835, upon finding these falls and their fine water power, Massachusetts pioneer and entrepreneur Silas Stedman decided to purchase the surrounding land for village and industrial development. The following year, Stedman platted the "Town of Rochester" and built the first sawmill at the falls. By 1849, the industrial center grew to three sawmills, a fanning mill manufactory, two flour mills and an iron foundry. In 1850, Wisconsin legislators renamed the "Town of Rochester" to Sheboygan Falls and the village continued to develop throughout the 19th and early 20th centuries. The Downtown Sheboygan Falls Historic District, bounded by the Sheboygan River on the east and Detroit Street on the west and including Broadway, Pine and Monroe streets, encapsulates this history. This compact and picturesque district contains many industrial and commercial building examples in a variety of architectural styles dating from the 1840s through the early 20th century. The district was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1984.
 
Erected 1998 by the Wisconsin Historical Society. (Marker Number 388.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Wisconsin Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 43° 43.882′ 
Downtown Sheboygan Falls Historic District Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, June 19, 2010
2. Downtown Sheboygan Falls Historic District Marker
N, 87° 48.779′ W. Marker is in Sheboygan Falls, Wisconsin, in Sheboygan County. Marker can be reached from Broadway (State Highway 32) 0.2 miles north of Monroe Street (County Highway PP). Touch for map. Marker is in Settlers Park near the turbine building. Marker is in this post office area: Sheboygan Falls WI 53085, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Cole Historic District (approx. mile away); The Mill House Restoration Project (approx. mile away); Revolutionary War Veteran (approx. 4.2 miles away); Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1230 (approx. 4.7 miles away); Seils–Sterling Circus (approx. 5 miles away); Sheboygan Indian Mound Park (approx. 5.3 miles away); Fiery Passage (approx. 5.7 miles away); The Home Fleet (approx. 5.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sheboygan Falls.
 
Also see . . .  Historic Walking Tour of Sheboygan Falls. (Submitted on June 25, 2010.)
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
Sheboygan River Dam at Turbine Building image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, June 19, 2010
3. Sheboygan River Dam at Turbine Building
Turbine Building Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, June 19, 2010
4. Turbine Building Plaque
Settlers Park Donors Sign image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, June 19, 2010
5. Settlers Park Donors Sign
Settlers Park image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, June 19, 2010
6. Settlers Park
The district is #84000691 in the National Register of Historic Places.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 25, 2010, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 891 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on June 25, 2010, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.
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