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615-617 6TH ST

Architecture and History Inventory
615-617 6TH ST | Property Record | Wisconsin Historical Society
NAMES
Historic Name:FIRST KLINKERT BUILDING
Other Name:
Contributing: Yes
Reference Number:24610
PROPERTY LOCATION
Location (Address):615-617 6TH ST
County:Racine
City:Racine
Township/Village:
Unincorporated Community:
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PROPERTY FEATURES
Year Built:1915
Additions:
Survey Date:1994
Historic Use:retail building
Architectural Style:Neoclassical
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:ERNST KLINKERT (1844-1936) WAS BORN IN FRANKFURT. WHEN HE WAS EIGHTEEN HE MIGRATED FROM GERMANY TO THE UNITED STATES AND LIVED IN ST. LOUIS AND MILWAUKE BEFORE HE CAME TO RACINE IN THE EARLY 1870S. KLINKERT WORKED FOR VALENTINE BLATZ IN MILWAUKEE AND HAD MANAGED THE HECK BREWERY HERE IN RACINE BEFORE HE BOUGHT INTEREST IN PHILLIP E. SHELLING'S CITY BREWERY IN 1878. ONLY A YEAR LATER HE BOUGHT OUT SHELLING AND BECAME SOLE OWNER OF THE COMPANY WHICH GREW INTO THE LARGEST BREWERY IN RANICE--THE E. KLINKERT BREWING COMPANY. KLINKERT BOUGHT A NUMBER OF TAVERNS AS OUTLETS FOR HIS LOCAL BRAND. THE BUILDING AT 615 SIXTH WAS DESIGNED AS A KILINKERT TAVERN AND POOL HALL.
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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