Astor Fur Warehouse

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Astor Fur Warehouse
Astor Fur Warehouse is located in Wisconsin
Astor Fur Warehouse
Location Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin
Coordinates 43°3′17.96″N 91°9′36.33″W / 43.0549889°N 91.1600917°W / 43.0549889; -91.1600917Coordinates: 43°3′17.96″N 91°9′36.33″W / 43.0549889°N 91.1600917°W / 43.0549889; -91.1600917
Built 1828
Governing body State
NRHP Reference # 66000800
Significant dates
Added to NRHP October 15, 1966[1]
Designated NHL October 9, 1960[2]

Astor Fur Warehouse, built in 1828, in Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin is the only known surviving fur trade warehouse in the upper Mississippi valley.[3]

Significant for its use by the American Fur Company, it was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1960.[2][3]

It is located at Bolvin and Water Streets, on St. Feriole Island.[2]

The building is now part of the Villa Louis museum and has been furnished to for a mid-19th century appearance.

The building looks out upon the Mississippi River.


  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2007-01-23. 
  2. ^ a b c "Astor Fur Warehouse". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. Retrieved 2007-11-07. 
  3. ^ a b Blanche Higgins Schroer (December 9, 1984). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination: Astor Fur Warehouse / American Fur Company Warehouse" (pdf). National Park Service.  and Accompanying 4 photos, exterior and interior, from 1936, 1975, and undated. PDF (775 KB)

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