Racine in Racine County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Southside Historic District/ Southside Historic District Parks
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Southside Historic District
Extending west from Lake Michigan to Park Avenue and south from Eighth Street to DeKoven Avenue, Racine’s Southside Historic District contains one of Wisconsin’s highest concentrations of grand historic houses. Dating from 1842 to 1924, the 42-block district displays a variety of Greek Revival, Victorian period and Prairie School architectural styles, including designs by early pioneer-architect Lucas Bradley and Frank Lloyd Wright. Many of Racine’s early leaders and industrialists built homes here. The Southside Historic District was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1977.
Southside Historic District Parks
Designated as public space as early as 1842, Racine’s West Park on College Street and East Park on Main Street remain as they were originally platted and are part of the Southside Historic District. Notable in East Park is a granite statue of President and Mrs. Lincoln by Chicago sculptor Frederick C. Hibbard. In 1867, Mary Todd Lincoln visited Racine and walked often in East Park, sometimes with her son Tad. Dedicated in 1943, the statue is rare for memorializing both the president and his wife.
Erected 1998 by Wisconsin State Historical Society. (Marker Number 393.)
Marker series. Wisconsin Historical Society marker series.
Location. 42° 42.95′ N, 87° 46.942′ W. Marker is in Racine, Wisconsin, in Racine County. Marker is at the intersection of South Main Street and Fourteenth Street, on the right when traveling north on South Main Street. Touch for map. Located in Simonsen Park. Marker is in this post office area: Racine WI 53403, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Blake House / Lucius S. Blake (approx. 0.4 miles away); Racine County Historical Museum (approx. 0.7 miles away); Joshua Glover Commemorative Marker (approx. 0.8 miles away); Jerome Increase Case / Mascot and Trademark (approx. 0.8 miles away); Racine City Hall (approx. 0.8 miles away); Racine, Wisconsin (approx. 0.8 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.8 miles away); 32nd 'Red Arrow' Infantry Division Memorial (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Racine.
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