Downtown Evanston Historic District

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Downtown Evanston Historic District
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Downtown Evanston Historic District is located in Wyoming
Downtown Evanston Historic District
Location Roughly bounded by Center, 9th 11th, and Front Sts., Evanston, Wyoming
Coordinates 41°16′4″N 110°57′53″W / 41.26778°N 110.96472°W / 41.26778; -110.96472Coordinates: 41°16′4″N 110°57′53″W / 41.26778°N 110.96472°W / 41.26778; -110.96472
Area 17 acres (6.9 ha)
Built 1880
Governing body U.S. Postal Service
NRHP Reference # 83004307[1]
Added to NRHP November 25, 1983

The Downtown Evanston Historic District in Evanston, Wyoming includes about sixty buildings in a compact downtown commercial district. The bulk of the buildings in the district were built between 1880 and 1930 as the city grew in stature. Sustained by the railroads, coal and mining, Evanston's central business district reflected the area's prosperity. A later oil boom brought further development. Significant buildings include the city hall, the courthouse-post office, Downs' Opera House and the Strand cinema.[2][3]

The Strand burned down in 2007. Its shell remains vacant and is being considered for restoration.[4]

The district was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1983.[1]


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  2. ^ Barnhart, Bill (1980). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory - Nomination Form: Downtown Evanston Historic District". National Park Service. Retrieved 13 August 2010. 
  3. ^ "Downtown Evanston Historic District". Wyoming State Historic Preservation Office. Retrieved 13 August 2010. 
  4. ^ "Strand Theater". City of Evanston. Retrieved 16 August 2010. 

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