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Tygert Street and Spaulding Avenue, generally bounded by Scott Street and East Lane Street

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NAMES
Historic Name:Tygert Street Historic District
Reference Number:11000020
PROPERTY LOCATION
Location (Address):Tygert Street and Spaulding Avenue, generally bounded by Scott Street and East Lane Street
County:Fond du Lac
City/Village:Ripon
Township:
SUMMARY
Tygert Street Historic District
Tygert Street and Spaulding Avenue, generally bounded by Scott Street and East Lane Street, Ripon, Fond du Lac County
Dates of construction of contributing buildings: 1852-1950

John Scott Horner, one of Ripon's earliest pioneers and important developers, built the large stone house that anchors this district's south end. One of the earliest houses in the neighborhood, it has features of the Italianate style, popular in 1860 at the time of construction. Horner, who owned a large tract of land on the east side of Ripon, competed with others to develop residential housing near the downtown, but only a few mid to late nineteenth century houses were built in this area.

But, at the turn of the twentieth century, this district became a popular middle-class neighborhood, primarily with houses exhibiting the Queen Anne style. Ranging in date from around 1890 to 1910, it is this group of residences of a similar style, size, scale, and building materials that defines the architectural character of the district.

Unlike the larger and, perhaps, better known historic residential area south of Ripon's downtown, which is close to the hustle and bustle of Ripon College, the Tygert Street Historic District is somewhat cut off by main thoroughfares and other physical features. It is a neighborhood of quiet streets and of fine historic homes.

The houses in the neighborhood are private homes. Please respect the rights and privacy of the residents.

PROPERTY FEATURES
Period of Significance:1852-1950
Area of Significance:Architecture
Applicable Criteria:Architecture/Engineering
Historic Use:Education: School
Historic Use:Domestic: Single Dwelling
Architectural Style:Bungalow/Craftsman
Architectural Style:Queen Anne
Architectural Style:Italianate
Resource Type:District
Architect:Mason, W.C.
DESIGNATIONS
Historic Status:Listed in the National Register
Historic Status:Listed in the State Register
National Register Listing Date:02/18/2011
State Register Listing Date:05/07/2010
NUMBER OF RESOURCES WITHIN PROPERTY
Number of Contributing Buildings:70
Number of Contributing Sites:1
Number of Contributing Structures:0
Number of Contributing Objects:0
Number of Non-Contributing Sites:1
Number of Non-Contributing Structures:0
Number of Non-Contributing Objects:0
RECORD LOCATION
National Register and State Register of Historic Places, Division of Historic Preservation, Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, Wisconsin

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