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Generally bounded by the 100 through 400 blocks of East Mill Street

National or State Register of Historic Places
Generally bounded by the 100 through 400 blocks of East Mill Street | National or State Registers Record | Wisconsin Historical Society
Historic Name:Downtown Plymouth Historic District
Reference Number:16000421
Location (Address):Generally bounded by the 100 through 400 blocks of East Mill Street
Downtown Plymouth Historic District
Generally bounded by the 100, 200, 300 and 400 blocks of E. Mill Street
City of Plymouth, Sheboygan County, Wisconsin
Period of Significance: 1858-1962

Downtown Plymouth, centered on E. Mill Street, has been the historic commercial core of the community for over 160 years. The prevalence and variety of stores: hardware, dry goods and groceries, pharmacy, farm supplies, furniture, and shoes to name some, reflects that this was the center of commerce. Joined in the mix were a Post Office, theater, doctors’ offices, an automobile service garage, hotel, bank, and professional offices which provided additional services or amenities to the community. The buildings reflect the architectural styles that were popular between the late nineteenth and mid twentieth centuries and include the Italianate, German Renaissance Revival, Classical Revival, 20th Century Commercial and Contemporary styles, as well as vernacular Front Gabled and Commercial Vernacular forms. The Downtown Plymouth Historic District with its various restaurants, shops and amenities, is a thriving commercial district which continues to be an important part of the community.

Period of Significance:1858-1962
Area of Significance:Architecture
Area of Significance:Commerce
Applicable Criteria:Architecture/Engineering
Applicable Criteria:Event
Historic Use:Commerce/Trade: Business
Historic Use:Commerce/Trade: Financial Institution
Historic Use:Commerce/Trade: Department Store
Historic Use:Government: Post Office
Architectural Style:Italianate
Architectural Style:Late 19th And Early 20th Century American Movements
Architectural Style:Classical Revival
Architectural Style:Modern Movement
Resource Type:District
Architect:Hilpertshauser, Charles
Historic Status:Listed in the State Register
Historic Status:Listed in the National Register
National Register Listing Date:06/23/2016
State Register Listing Date:02/19/2016
Number of Contributing Buildings:46
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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