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Galesville in Trempealeau County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Downtown Galesville Historic District

 
 
Downtown Galesville Historic District Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, June 3, 2012
1. Downtown Galesville Historic District Marker
Inscription. First platted in 1854, the commercial district surrounding the public square is still the heart of downtown Galesville. Most buildings date from the 1880s to the early 20th century and feature a two-story brick facade, tall narrow windows and elaborate cornice detail. The continuity of scale and design of these structures gives the district its distinctive historic character.

Two of the best-preserved examples, the Clark Block (1886) and the Jensen Building (1902), have round arch Romanesque windows. The octagonal Bandstand (1912) is still the center of many community celebrations. The facade in the middle of Davis Street replaces a building that burned in 2005. The District was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1984.

Erected 2009
Wisconsin Historical Society

 
Erected 2009 by Wisconsin Historical Society. (Marker Number 529.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Wisconsin Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 44° 4.969′ N, 91° 20.921′ W. Marker is in Galesville, Wisconsin, in Trempealeau County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of South Main Street (U.S. 53) and East Gale Avenue.
Downtown Galesville Historic District Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, June 3, 2012
2. Downtown Galesville Historic District Marker
Touch for map. Marker is at the bandstand in the public square. Marker is in this post office area: Galesville WI 54630, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Galesville (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Galesville Bridge (about 600 feet away); Ridge Avenue Historic District (approx. half a mile away); John F. Cance / Galesville Area Veterans Memorial (approx. half a mile away); Gale College Historic District (approx. one mile away); Decorah Peak (approx. 1.6 miles away); The McGilvray "Seven Bridges Road" (approx. 4.8 miles away); The Mississippi River Parkway: (approx. 6.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Galesville.
 
Also see . . .  Galesville Area Chamber of Commerce. Galesville, Wisconsin (Submitted on June 4, 2012.) 
 
Categories. Man-Made FeaturesSettlements & Settlers
 
Marker and Public Square image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, June 3, 2012
3. Marker and Public Square
Marker and Bandstand image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, June 3, 2012
4. Marker and Bandstand
Donor Recognition Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, June 3, 2012
5. Donor Recognition Plaque
left of bandstand steps
Donor Recognition Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, June 3, 2012
6. Donor Recognition Plaque
right of bandstand steps
Downtown Galesville Historic District image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, June 3, 2012
7. Downtown Galesville Historic District
Davis Street
Downtown Galesville Historic District image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, June 3, 2012
8. Downtown Galesville Historic District
East Gale Avenue
Nearby Rev. David Van Slyke Statue image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, June 3, 2012
9. Nearby Rev. David Van Slyke Statue
South Main Street and Gibson Street
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 4, 2012, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 329 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on June 4, 2012, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.
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