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72 7TH ST

Architecture and History Inventory
72 7TH ST | Property Record | Wisconsin Historical Society
NAMES
Historic Name:MEMORIAL HALL
Other Name:
Contributing:
Reference Number:11302
PROPERTY LOCATION
Location (Address):72 7TH ST
County:Racine
City:Racine
Township/Village:
Unincorporated Community:
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Range:
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PROPERTY FEATURES
Year Built:1924
Additions:
Survey Date:1975
Historic Use:meeting hall
Architectural Style:Neoclassical
Structural System:
Wall Material:Limestone
Architect:HOWARD VAN DOREN SHAW
Other Buildings On Site:
Demolished?:No
Demolished Date:
DESIGNATIONS
National/State Register Listing Name: Memorial Hall
National Register Listing Date:4/10/1980 12:00:00 AM
State Register Listing Date:1/1/1989 12:00:00 AM
National Register Multiple Property Name:
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 record and may be viewed in person at the Wisconsin Historical Society, Division of Historic Preservation. Corinthian grand portico. The building was constructed as a lasting memorial to those who died in war.

***SITE FILE OVERFLOW AT IDG'S DESK, box 4****

COMMEMORATES THOSE WHO SERVED AND DIED IN ALL WARS BUT IT WAS ORIGINALLY BUILT BY CITIZENS AS A MEMORIAL OF THE DEAD OF WWI. IT IS A MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM, AN EXPOSITION HALL, AND A MEETING PLACE FOR CIVIC ORGANIZATIONS. DESIGNED BY HOWARD VAN DOREN SHAW (1869-1926) OF CHICAGO.

2016- "Just around the corner from the museum [11076] is the largest monument in the city. Learn about the significance of this building and go on a behind-the-scenes tour."
-"41st Annual Tour of Historic Places: Southside Historic District", Preservation Racine News, Fall 2016, Volume 6. Prepared by Pippin Michelli (2016).
Bibliographic References:Racine Co. Historical Society file 164.4f. Assessor's records. Inscription. Withey, Henry F. Biographical Dictionary of American Architects (Deceased), Los Angeles: Hennessey and Ingalls Inc., 1970, p. 548. Racine Landmarks Map Guide, 2003. HISTORIC 6TH ST BUSINESS 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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