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Roughly bounded by Main St., S. 11th St., Cameron Ave., and S 8th St.

National or State Register of Historic Places
Roughly bounded by Main St., S. 11th St., Cameron Ave., and S 8th St. | National or State Registers Record | Wisconsin Historical Society
Historic Name:10th and Cass Streets Neighborhood Historic District
Reference Number:00001534
Location (Address):Roughly bounded by Main St., S. 11th St., Cameron Ave., and S 8th St.
County:La Crosse
City/Village:La Crosse
10th and Cass Streets Neighborhood Historic District
Roughly bounded by Main Street, 11th Street, Cameron Avenue, and South 8th Street, La Crosse, La Crosse County
Dates of construction of contributing buildings: 1858-1940

The houses located in the 10th and Cass Street Historic District in La Crosse represent a variety of architectural styles popular during the mid-19th to mid-20th centuries. The growth of the district followed the economic expansion of the lumber industry in the La Crosse region and some of the city’s most prominent local industrialists, businessmen, and professionals lived in the neighborhood.

The majority of the district’s homes were built before 1900. The earliest large homes in the neighborhood are examples of the Italianate style, which is characterized by tall arched windows with hood molds, bay windows, and overhanging eaves supported by brackets. The most prevalent architectural style in the neighborhood is the Queen Anne style, which was popular in Wisconsin from 1880 until 1910. Queen Anne houses are characterized by an overall sense of irregularity, with multiple, steep roofs, towers and turrets, and the inclusion of stained or leaded glass. Locally prominent architects Gustav Stolze and Hugo Schick designed many of the examples found within the district, as well as in the city. During the early twentieth century, new home construction mirrored national trends with examples of Period Revival, Prairie School and American Foursquare house designs.

The houses in the district are private residences. Please respect the rights and privacy of the owners.

Period of Significance:1858-1940
Area of Significance:Architecture
Applicable Criteria:Architecture/Engineering
Historic Use:Domestic: Single Dwelling
Architectural Style:Italianate
Architectural Style:Queen Anne
Architectural Style:Prairie School
Architectural Style:Stick/Eastlake
Resource Type:District
Architect:Carroll, W.L.
Architect:Parker, William
Architect:Stoltze and Schick
Historic Status:Listed in the National Register
Historic Status:Listed in the State Register
National Register Listing Date:12/13/2000
State Register Listing Date:07/14/2000
Number of Contributing Buildings:33
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
National Register and State Register of Historic Places, Division of Historic Preservation, Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, Wisconsin

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