List of National Historic Landmarks in Wisconsin

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This is a list of National Historic Landmarks in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. National Historic Landmarks are designated by the U.S. National Park Service, which recognizes buildings, structures, districts, objects, and sites which satisfy certain criteria for historic significance. There are 42 National Historic Landmarks in Wisconsin.

Current landmarks[edit]

[1] Landmark name Image Date designated[2] Location County Description
1 Administration Building and Research Tower, S.C. Johnson Company
The "Great Workroom" at the Johnson Wax Headquarters
January 7, 1976
(#74002275)
Racine
42°42′44″N 87°47′29″W / 42.712198°N 87.791466°W / 42.712198; -87.791466 (Administration Building and Research Tower, S.C. Johnson Company)
Racine Frank Lloyd Wright-designed building.
2 Astor Fur Warehouse
center
October 9, 1960
(#66000800)
Prairie du Chien
43°03′11″N 91°09′36″W / 43.053062°N 91.160099°W / 43.053062; -91.160099 (Astor Fur Warehouse)
Crawford Oldest known surviving fur trade warehouse in the upper Mississippi River valley.
3 Aztalan
center
July 19, 1964
(#66000022)
Lake Mills
43°03′56″N 88°51′46″W / 43.065557°N 88.862884°W / 43.065557; -88.862884 (Aztalan)
Jefferson Prehistoric site, now a state park.
4 Harold C. Bradley House
Harold C. Bradley House
January 7, 1976
(#72000047)
Madison
43°04′11″N 89°25′16″W / 43.069785°N 89.421209°W / 43.069785; -89.421209 (Harold C. Bradley House)
Dane Prairie School home designed by Louis H. Sullivan.
5 Brisbois House
Brisbois House
October 9, 1960
(#66000801)
Prairie du Chien
43°03′08″N 91°09′35″W / 43.052336°N 91.159752°W / 43.052336; -91.159752 (Brisbois House)
Crawford Built with stone left over from Fort Crawford.
6 USS COBIA
USS Cobia in 2006
January 14, 1986
(#86000087)
Manitowoc
44°05′24″N 87°39′29″W / 44.089914°N 87.658064°W / 44.089914; -87.658064 (USS COBIA)
Manitowoc Representative of GATO class of U.S. World War II submarines.
7 Dr. Fisk Holbrook Day House
Dr. Fisk Holbrook Day House
September 25, 1997
(#97001268)
Wauwatosa
43°03′09″N 88°00′46″W / 43.052382°N 88.012694°W / 43.052382; -88.012694 (Dr. Fisk Holbrook Day House)
Milwaukee Associated with noted geologist Fisk Holbrook Day.
8 Dousman Hotel
Dousman Hotel
October 9, 1960
(#66000122)
Prairie du Chien
43°03′07″N 91°09′35″W / 43.051949°N 91.159739°W / 43.051949; -91.159739 (Dousman Hotel)
Crawford Hotel with ties to fur traders in area.
9 Farmers' and Merchants' Union Bank
Farmers and Merchants Union Bank
January 7, 1976
(#72000044)
Columbus
43°20′20″N 89°00′55″W / 43.338782°N 89.015342°W / 43.338782; -89.015342 (Farmers' and Merchants' Union Bank)
Columbia One of eight "jewel box" banks designed by Louis Sullivan
10 First Unitarian Society Meetinghouse
First Unitarian Society Meetinghouse
August 18, 2004
(#73000076)
Shorewood Hills
43°04′33″N 89°26′07″W / 43.075889°N 89.435181°W / 43.075889; -89.435181 (First Unitarian Society Meetinghouse)
Dane Frank Lloyd Wright-designed church.
11 Fountain Lake Farm
Fountain Lake Farm
June 21, 1990
(#90000471)
Montello
43°41′30″N 89°23′14″W / 43.691537°N 89.387353°W / 43.691537; -89.387353 (Fountain Lake Farm)
Marquette Home of John Muir from 1849-1856.
12 Fourth Street (Meir) School
Fourth Street (Meir) School
December 14, 1990
(#84003720)
Milwaukee
43°03′04″N 87°54′53″W / 43.051180°N 87.914848°W / 43.051180; -87.914848 (Fourth Street (Meir) School)
Milwaukee Golda Meir attended school from 1906-1912.
13 Hamlin Garland House
Hamlin Garlin House
November 11, 1971
(#71000040)
West Salem
43°53′57″N 91°05′07″W / 43.899075°N 91.085381°W / 43.899075; -91.085381 (Hamlin Garland House)
La Crosse Author Hamlin Garland visited and wrote here regularly.
14 Greendale Historic District
Greendale, Wisconsin
October 16, 2012
(#05000763)
Greendale
42°56′29″N 87°59′45″W / 42.941389°N 87.995833°W / 42.941389; -87.995833 (Greendale Historic District)
Milwaukee One of three "greenbelt" towns built by the federal government.[3]
15 Thomas A. Greene Memorial Museum
Thomas A. Greene Memorial Museum
November 4, 1993
(#93001615)
Milwaukee
43°04′44″N 87°52′40″W / 43.078787°N 87.877829°W / 43.078787; -87.877829 (Thomas A. Greene Memorial Museum)
Milwaukee Former museum of geology on University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee campus.
16 Herbert and Katherine Jacobs First House
Herbert and Katherine Jacobs First House
July 31, 2003
(#03001037)
Madison
43°03′31″N 89°26′29″W / 43.058611°N 89.441389°W / 43.058611; -89.441389 (Herbert and Katherine Jacobs First House)
Dane First of more than 300 Usonian houses designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.
17 Herbert and Katherine Jacobs Second House
Herbert and Katherine Jacobs Second House
July 31, 2003
(#03001038)
Madison
43°04′26″N 89°32′05″W / 43.073889°N 89.534722°W / 43.073889; -89.534722 (Herbert and Katherine Jacobs Second House)
Dane Frank Lloyd Wright-designed home.
18 Herbert Johnson House
center
June 29, 1989
(#75000076)
Wind Point
42°46′49″N 87°46′15″W / 42.780378°N 87.770761°W / 42.780378; -87.770761 (Herbert Johnson House)
Racine Frank Lloyd Wright-designed home for the Johnson of Johnson Wax.
19 Robert M. LaFollette Home
Robert M. LaFollette House
January 29, 1964
(#66000020)
Maple Bluff
43°06′54″N 89°22′20″W / 43.114889°N 89.372153°W / 43.114889; -89.372153 (Robert M. LaFollette Home)
Dane A home of Robert M. LaFollette.
20 Aldo Leopold Shack and Farm
Aldo Leopold Shack and Farm
January 16, 2009
(#78000082)
Fairfield
43°33′46″N 89°39′33″W / 43.562778°N 89.659167°W / 43.562778; -89.659167 (Aldo Leopold Shack and Farm)
Sauk Farm associated with the writing of Sand County Almanac
21 Little White Schoolhouse
Birthplace of the US Republican Party / The Little White Schoolhouse
May 30, 1974
(#73000079)
Ripon
43°50′31″N 88°50′11″W / 43.841943°N 88.836386°W / 43.841943; -88.836386 (Little White Schoolhouse)
Fond du Lac Birthplace of the U.S. Republican Party.
22 Milton House
HABS photo
August 6, 1998
(#72000065)
Milton
42°46′36″N 88°56′11″W / 42.776781°N 88.936521°W / 42.776781; -88.936521 (Milton House)
Rock Underground railway station in unusual hotel.
23 Milwaukee City Hall
Milwaukee City Hall
April 5, 2005
(#73000085)
Milwaukee
43°02′30″N 87°54′35″W / 43.0417°N 87.9098°W / 43.0417; -87.9098 (Milwaukee City Hall)
Milwaukee Germanic architecture; world's tallest building 1885-1899.
24 Namur Historic District
Namur Historic District
December 14, 1990
(#87002553)
Namur
44°44′03″N 87°39′59″W / 44.734129°N 87.666482°W / 44.734129; -87.666482 (Namur Historic District)
Door District of Belgian-American settlers, where French with a Walloon accent is still spoken.
25 North Hall, University of Wisconsin
North Hall, University of Wisconsin
December 21, 1965
(#66000021)
Madison
43°04′26″N 89°24′11″W / 43.073776°N 89.402951°W / 43.073776; -89.402951 (North Hall, University of Wisconsin)
Dane First structure on the University of Wisconsin–Madison campus.
26 Northwestern Branch, National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers
center
June 17, 2011
(#05000530)
Milwaukee
43°01′14″N 87°58′42″W / 43.020429°N 87.978195°W / 43.020429; -87.978195 (Northwestern Branch, National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers)
Milwaukee Now the Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center
27 Oconto Site
center
January 20, 1961
(#66000023)
Oconto
44°53′12″N 87°54′03″W / 44.886667°N 87.900833°W / 44.886667; -87.900833 (Oconto Site)
Oconto Burial ground and artifacts dating back 5,000-6,000 years.
28 Pabst Theater
Pabst Theater
December 4, 1991
(#72000063)
Milwaukee
43°02′27″N 87°54′38″W / 43.040852°N 87.910653°W / 43.040852; -87.910653 (Pabst Theater)
Milwaukee Fourth-oldest continually operating theater in nation.
29 Ringling Brothers Circus Winter Headquarters
Ringling Brothers Circus Winter Headquarters
August 4, 1969
(#69000032)
Baraboo
43°28′01″N 89°44′07″W / 43.4669°N 89.7353°W / 43.4669; -89.7353 (Ringling Brothers Circus Winter Headquarters)
Sauk Winter headquarters of the Ringling Brothers Circus from 1884 until 1918.
30 Schoonmaker Reef
Schoonmaker Reef
September 25, 1997
(#97001266)
Wauwatosa
43°02′43″N 87°59′37″W / 43.045171°N 87.993629°W / 43.045171; -87.993629 (Schoonmaker Reef)
Milwaukee Fossilized reef, among the earliest discovered in the world.
31 Second Fort Crawford Military Hospital
Second Fort Crawford Military Hospital
October 9, 1960
(#66000121)
Prairie du Chien
43°02′30″N 91°08′49″W / 43.041675°N 91.14696°W / 43.041675; -91.14696 (Second Fort Crawford Military Hospital)
Crawford Dates back to first half of 19th century, now houses medical museum.
32 Silver Mound Archeological District
Silver Mound Archeological District
February 17, 2006
(#75000067)
Hixton
Jackson Site of early Native American settlement.
33 Soldiers' Home Reef
Soldiers' Home Reef
November 4, 1993
(#93001617)
Milwaukee
Milwaukee Fossilized reef, among the earliest discovered in the world.
34 Taliesin
Looking at Taliesin East from Hill Crown
January 7, 1976
(#73000081)
Spring Green
43°08′30″N 90°04′15″W / 43.14153°N 90.07091°W / 43.14153; -90.07091 (Taliesin)
Iowa Frank Lloyd Wright-designed home and studio.
35 Ten Chimneys
Ten Chimneys
July 31, 2003
(#03001042)
Genesee
42°57′51″N 88°22′38″W / 42.964167°N 88.377222°W / 42.964167; -88.377222 (Ten Chimneys)
Waukesha Residence of Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne.
36 Turner Hall
Turner Hall
November 15, 1996
(#77000041)
Milwaukee
43°02′37″N 87°54′56″W / 43.043611°N 87.915556°W / 43.043611; -87.915556 (Turner Hall)
Milwaukee Associated with German-American Turners.
37 University of Wisconsin Armory & Gymnasium
University of Wisconsin Armory & Gymnasium
November 4, 1993
(#93001618)
Madison
43°04′33″N 89°23′52″W / 43.075827°N 89.397867°W / 43.075827; -89.397867 (University of Wisconsin Armory & Gymnasium)
Dane Associated with Wisconsin Progressive Republican movement.
38 University of Wisconsin Dairy Barn
University of Wisconsin Dairy Barn
April 5, 2005
(#02000600)
Madison
43°04′28″N 89°25′06″W / 43.074547°N 89.418267°W / 43.074547; -89.418267 (University of Wisconsin Dairy Barn)
Dane Site of veterinary nutrition research.
39 University of Wisconsin Science Hall
University of Wisconsin Science Hall
November 4, 1993
(#93001616)
Madison
43°04′32″N 89°24′02″W / 43.075689°N 89.400616°W / 43.075689; -89.400616 (University of Wisconsin Science Hall)
Dane Associated with noted geology instructor Charles R. Van Hise.
40 Van Hise Rock
Van Hise Rock
September 25, 1997
(#97001267)
Rock Springs
43°29′15″N 89°54′55″W / 43.487478°N 89.915304°W / 43.487478; -89.915304 (Van Hise Rock)
Sauk Rock outcropping associated with Charles R. Van Hise.
41 Villa Louis
Villa Louis
October 9, 1960
(#66000123)
Prairie du Chien
43°03′21″N 91°09′33″W / 43.055833°N 91.159167°W / 43.055833; -91.159167 (Villa Louis)
Crawford Fur trader mansion built in 1871.
42 Wisconsin State Capitol
Wisconsin State Capitol
January 3, 2001
(#70000031)
Madison
43°04′28″N 89°23′05″W / 43.074444°N 89.384722°W / 43.074444; -89.384722 (Wisconsin State Capitol)
Dane Example of Renaissance Revival and Beaux-Arts architecture.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Numbers represent an ordering by significant words. Various colorings, defined here, differentiate National Historic Landmarks and historic districts from other NRHP buildings, structures, sites or objects.
  2. ^ The eight-digit number below each date is the number assigned to each location in the National Register Information System database, which can be viewed by clicking the number.
  3. ^ "Greendale originals designated landmark". Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. October 18, 2012. pp. 2B. 

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