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E Division St generally bounded by Oaklawn Ave and Amory St; Sheboygan St generally bounded by Evertt St and N Marr St

National or State Register of Historic Places
E Division St generally bounded by Oaklawn Ave and Amory St; Sheboygan St generally bounded by Evertt St and N Marr St | National or State Registers Record | Wisconsin Historical Society
NAMES
Historic Name:East Division Street - Sheboygan Street Historic District
Reference Number:10000169
PROPERTY LOCATION
Location (Address):E Division St generally bounded by Oaklawn Ave and Amory St; Sheboygan St generally bounded by Evertt St and N Marr St
County:Fond du Lac
City/Village:Fond du Lac
Township:
SUMMARY
East Division Street – Sheboygan Street Historic District
East Division Street generally bounded by Oaklawn Avenue and Amory Street; Sheboygan Street generally bounded by Everett Street and North Marr Street, Fond du Lac, Fond du Lac County
Dates of construction of contributing buildings: 1852-1933

The development of this residential neighborhood began in the mid-nineteenth century with a scattering of Greek Revival houses. However the resulting district of 135 buildings was primarily developed during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. This expansion relates to the economic growth and subsequent housing booms that affected the city, first with lumber boom of the 1870s and then the industrial expansion of the 1910s and 1920s. The neighborhood’s location near the Main Street commercial area made it a popular residential area and it was the home of many area businessmen.

Representative of the prevailing architectural styles of those times, Italianate, Gothic Revival, Queen Anne, American Craftsman, and Period Revival style residences are prominent. George Franklin Barber, a noted mail order architect from Knoxville, Tennessee, designed the elaborate Queen Anne style house at 294 East Division Street. It was constructed for Thomas Dockery in 1900. The district contains three houses designed in the Mediterranean style favored in the early twentieth century, but rarely found in Wisconsin. The largest is the Edward Lyons House located at 105 Sheboygan Street.

Most of the homes in this district are private residences. Please respect the rights and privacy of the residents.

PROPERTY FEATURES
Period of Significance:1852-1933
Area of Significance:Architecture
Applicable Criteria:Architecture/Engineering
Historic Use:Domestic: Single Dwelling
Historic Use:Domestic: Secondary Structure
Architectural Style:Colonial Revival
Architectural Style:Queen Anne
Architectural Style:Italianate
Architectural Style:Tudor Revival
Architectural Style:Bungalow/Craftsman
Resource Type:District
DESIGNATIONS
Historic Status:Listed in the National Register
Historic Status:Listed in the State Register
National Register Listing Date:04/17/2010
State Register Listing Date:02/19/2010
NUMBER OF RESOURCES WITHIN PROPERTY
Number of Contributing Buildings:122
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, Division of Historic Preservation, Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, Wisconsin

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