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REICHERT CT, NORTH PIER AT ENTRANCE TO RACINE HARBOR

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REICHERT CT, NORTH PIER AT ENTRANCE TO RACINE HARBOR | Property Record | Wisconsin Historical Society
NAMES
Historic Name:Racine Harbor Lighthouse and Life Saving Station
Other Name:Racine Harbor Lighthouse and Coast Guard Station
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Reference Number:11283
PROPERTY LOCATION
Location (Address):REICHERT CT, NORTH PIER AT ENTRANCE TO RACINE HARBOR
County:Racine
City:Racine
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PROPERTY FEATURES
Year Built:1866
Additions: 1903
Survey Date:1975
Historic Use:light house
Architectural Style:Queen Anne
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Wall Material:Wood Shingle
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Demolished?:No
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DESIGNATIONS
National/State Register Listing Name: Racine Harbor Lighthouse and Life Saving Station
National Register Listing Date:9/9/1975 12:00:00 AM
State Register Listing Date:1/1/1989 12:00:00 AM
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NOTES
Additional Information:A 'site file' exists for this property. It contains additional information such as correspondence, newspaper clippings, or historical information. It is a public reconrd and may be viewed in person at the Wisconsin Historical Society, Division of Historic Preservation.

The historic names for these structures are "Racine Harbor Lighthouse and Life Saving Station." The lantern room has been removed from the property.

When it was completed in 1866, it stood on a rock filled crib two hundred feet off shore.It was later connected to the mainland by a man made peninsula. In 1903, when the life saving station was copleted, the light was moved to the steel tower. The Coast Guard vacated the station in the early 1970.
Bibliographic References:Racine Landmarks brochure, 2003. Old Main Street Historic District Walking Tour Guide, 1990.
RECORD LOCATION
Wisconsin Architecture and History Inventory, Division of Historic Preservation, Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, Wisconsin

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