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Roughly bounded by Prentice St, Clark St, Freemont St, and Main St

National or State Register of Historic Places
Roughly bounded by Prentice St, Clark St, Freemont St, and Main St | National or State Registers Record | Wisconsin Historical Society
Historic Name:Clark Street - Main Street Historic District
Reference Number:100006599
Location (Address):Roughly bounded by Prentice St, Clark St, Freemont St, and Main St
City/Village:Stevens Point
Clark Street-Main Street Historic District
1417-2141 Main Street and 1408-2133 Clark Street, Stevens Point, Portage County
Dates of Construction: 1855-1965
Architect/Builders: J. H. Jeffers, Gage Taylor/ Melvin T. Olin

For much of Stevens Point’s history, a Main Street or Clark Street address was a good indicator that the occupants of the substantial houses that lined these streets had arrived at the top of Stevens Point’s social ladder. The most architecturally significant of the surviving houses that were built here from the 1850s into the 1960s are included within the boundaries of the Clark Street-Main Street Historic District, which contains 120 houses, as well as two small apartment buildings and a very fine small professional office building.

These single-family houses are often outstanding examples of the most popular residential architectural styles associated with the middle class and upper middle-class residents of Stevens Point. Individually, these buildings are notable for the high quality construction materials and for their excellent design. Some are also the work of the finest architects who practiced in Stevens Point and elsewhere in the state during this period. The district is especially notable for its excellent examples of Italianate, Queen Anne, Craftsman, Bungalow, Prairie School, Neoclassical Revival, Tudor Revival, and Colonial Revival Style designs, and a number of these are also Stevens Point’s finest examples of these styles. The district is also noteworthy for having been the home of many of the most prominent persons that lived in Stevens Point during this period.

The houses in this district are private residences. Please respect the rights and privacy of the owners.

Period of Significance:1855-1965
Area of Significance:Architecture
Applicable Criteria:Architecture/Engineering
Historic Use:Domestic: Single Dwelling
Historic Use:Domestic: Multiple Dwelling
Historic Use:Commerce/Trade: Professional
Architectural Style:Italianate
Architectural Style:Queen Anne
Architectural Style:Colonial Revival
Architectural Style:Tudor Revival
Architectural Style:Bungalow/Craftsman
Resource Type:District
Architect:Raymond W. Dwyer
Architect:Flad & Moulton
Architect:Foeller & Schober
Architect:Jefferson M. Hamilton
Architect:W.A. Holbrook
Architect:J.H. Jeffers
Architect:Gage M. Taylor
Architect:VanRyn and DeGelleke
Architect:W.A. Radford Co
Historic Status:Listed in the State Register
Historic Status:Listed in the National Register
National Register Listing Date:06/07/2021
State Register Listing Date:11/22/2019
Number of Contributing Buildings:119
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, State Historic Preservation Office, Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, Wisconsin

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