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Generally consisting of Main St between State St and 5th St | National or State Registers Record | Wisconsin Historical Society

National or State Registers Record

Generally consisting of Main St between State St and 5th St

National or State Register of Historic Places
Generally consisting of Main St between State St and 5th St | National or State Registers Record | Wisconsin Historical Society
NAMES
Historic Name:Old Main Street Historic District
Reference Number:87000491
PROPERTY LOCATION
Location (Address):Generally consisting of Main St between State St and 5th St
County:Racine
City/Village:Racine
Township:
SUMMARY
Old Main Street Historic District
Generally consisting of Main Street between State Street and 5th Street, Racine, Racine County
Dates of contributing buildings: 1847-1929

The Old Main Street Historic District was listed in 1987 and amended in 1996 to amend the building count to 73 contributing and 14 non-contributing resources (NRIS # 87000491). This additional documentation is being submitted to update the status of three (3) buildings within the district. At the time of listing in 1987 and at the time of the first amendment in 1996, these buildings were non-contributing due to alterations to the façade. The façade changes were from outside the period of significance and adversely affected the integrity of the buildings.

Subsequently, the exterior of these buildings have been returned to their historic appearance, through the removal of the later covering on the facades. Due to this work, these buildings now contribute to the significance of the district. The addresses of the subject buildings are: 401 Main Street (Gorton & Buffham Building); 403-405 Main Street; and 407 Main Street. The historic names associated with the other two buildings is not known. This additional documentation seeks to amend the district to include these buildings as contributing resources. With this change in place, the current count is now 76 contributing and 11 non-contributing resources.

PROPERTY FEATURES
Period of Significance:1847-1929
Area of Significance:Architecture
Area of Significance:Commerce
Applicable Criteria:Event
Applicable Criteria:Person
Applicable Criteria:Architecture/Engineering
Historic Use:Domestic: Multiple Dwelling
Historic Use:Government: Fire Station
Historic Use:Commerce/Trade: Specialty Store
Architectural Style:Italianate
Architectural Style:Other
Resource Type:District
Architect:Multiple
DESIGNATIONS
Historic Status:Listed in the National Register
Historic Status:Listed in the State Register
Historic Status:Additional Documentation
National Register Listing Date:08/11/1987
State Register Listing Date:01/01/1989
NUMBER OF RESOURCES WITHIN PROPERTY
Number of Contributing Buildings:76
Number of Contributing Sites:0
Number of Contributing Structures:0
Number of Contributing Objects:0
Number of Non-Contributing Sites:0
Number of Non-Contributing Structures:0
Number of Non-Contributing Objects:0
RECORD LOCATION
National Register and State Register of Historic Places, State Historic Preservation Office, Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, Wisconsin

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