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Generally bounded by Washington Street, Perkins Boulevard, Gardner Avenue and Randolph Street

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Generally bounded by Washington Street, Perkins Boulevard, Gardner Avenue and Randolph Street | National or State Registers Record | Wisconsin Historical Society
Historic Name:Kane Street Historic District
Reference Number:14000452
Location (Address):Generally bounded by Washington Street, Perkins Boulevard, Gardner Avenue and Randolph Street
Kane Street Historic District
Generally bounded by Washington Street, Perkins Boulevard, Gardner Avenue, and Randolph Street
Dates of construction of contributing buildings: 1844-1940

The Kane Street Historic District is a well-defined area of homes, churches and community buildings including a school and a Masonic Temple. The district conveys a sense of historical and architectural cohesiveness through the representation of prevailing architectural styles in the decades between 1844 and 1940. Architectural styles including Greek Revival, Queen Anne, American Foursquare, Bungalow, Colonial Revival and other Revival styles are prominent within the district.

The district also includes a cast bronze statue of Abraham Lincoln located on a triangular parkway formed within the intersection of Kane and State streets. The statue was constructed in 1913 in front of the school renamed in Lincoln's honor on the 100th anniversary of his birth.

Home to many prominent residents, the houses in the district reflect the socio-economic status of their original owners. This neighborhood, with its collection of fine buildings, is well preserved and retains its historic appearance; the result is one of Burlington's most architecturally intact historic residential areas.

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

Period of Significance:1844-1940
Area of Significance:Education
Area of Significance:Architecture
Area of Significance:Commerce
Area of Significance:Industry
Applicable Criteria:Person
Applicable Criteria:Architecture/Engineering
Historic Use:Domestic: Single Dwelling
Historic Use:Religion: Religious Facility
Historic Use:Social: Meeting Hall
Architectural Style:Queen Anne
Architectural Style:Late 19th And 20th Century Revivals
Architectural Style:Late 19th And Early 20th Century American Movements
Architectural Style:Greek Revival
Resource Type:District
Architect:Charles McCanna
Architect:Anthony Meinhardt
Architect:Ephraim Perkins
Architect:Frederick Stanton Perkins
Architect:Louis Rohr
Historic Status:Listed in the State Register
Historic Status:Listed in the National Register
National Register Listing Date:07/25/2014
State Register Listing Date:11/22/2013
Number of Contributing Buildings:137
Number of Contributing Sites:0
Number of Contributing Structures:0
Number of Contributing Objects:1
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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