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1885 Sheridan Road

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Historic Name:Alford Park Warehouse
Reference Number:02001665
Location (Address):1885 Sheridan Road
Alford Park Warehouse
1885 Sheridan Rd, Kenosha, Kenosha County
Architect: Hugo Bothe
Date of construction; 1938-1939

In the 1920s and 1930s the city of Kenosha developed a citywide comprehensive park system, including Alford Park on the far north side of the city. This development went hand in hand with the city's progressive community planning efforts during the first decades of the twentieth century.

The Great Depression of the 1930s caused considerable unemployment in industrial Kenosha, but local parks director and planner Floyd Carlson successfully acquired a significant amount of federal Works Progress Administration (WPA) funding to put Kenosha's unemployed to work on developing the large city parks. Among these park projects were new bathhouses, park shelters, landscaping, and this building, the Alford Park Warehouse.

This warehouse has been an important component in the maintenance of Kenosha's parks. It represents the era of 20th century park development and 1930s WPA funded projects in the city, the most important era of community planning and development in Kenosha's pre World War II history.

The building suffered a major fire on July 10, 2012.

Period of Significance:1938-1940
Area of Significance:Community Planning And Development
Applicable Criteria:Event
Historic Use:Government: Public Works
Architectural Style:Late 19th And 20th Century Revivals
Resource Type:Building
Architect:Bothe, Hugo
Historic Status:Listed in the National Register
Historic Status:Listed in the State Register
Historic Status:Removed from State Register
Historic Status:Removed from National Register
National Register Listing Date:12/31/2002
State Register Listing Date:10/22/2002
Number of Contributing Buildings:1
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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