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512-522 6TH ST

Architecture and History Inventory
512-522 6TH ST | Property Record | Wisconsin Historical Society
NAMES
Historic Name:CENTURY MOTOR CO
Other Name:
Contributing: Yes
Reference Number:24596
PROPERTY LOCATION
Location (Address):512-522 6TH ST
County:Racine
City:Racine
Township/Village:
Unincorporated Community:
Town:
Range:
Direction:
Section:
Quarter Section:
Quarter/Quarter Section:
PROPERTY FEATURES
Year Built:1927
Additions:
Survey Date:1994
Historic Use:retail building
Architectural Style:Commercial Vernacular
Structural System:
Wall Material:Brick
Architect:
Other Buildings On Site:
Demolished?:No
Demolished Date:
DESIGNATIONS
National/State Register Listing Name: Historic Sixth Street Business District
National Register Listing Date:3/24/1988 12:00:00 AM
State Register Listing Date:1/1/1989 12:00:00 AM
National Register Multiple Property Name:
NOTES
Additional Information:CARVED STONE ROSETTES AND SHELLS IN CORNICE
CENTURY MOTOR COMPANY BUILDING WAS UP-TO-THE-MINUTE IN STYLE WHEN IT WAS CONSTRUCTED AND AS MODERN AS THE STUDEBAKER CARS IT WAS BUILT AS A SHOWCASE FOR. AUTOMOBILE SHOWROOMS AND SUPPLY STORES EVENTUALLY SPREAD OUT ALONG WASHINGTON AVENUE, FOR THE MOST PART, FROM HERE TO THE JUNCTION DURING THE 1920S AND 1930S, BEFORE THEY MOVED TO THEIR PRESENT LOCATIONS ON THE OUTSKIRTS OF RACINE.
Bibliographic References:HISTORIC SIXTH STREET 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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