Main Street Historic District (Thiensville, Wisconsin)

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Main Street Historic District
Thiensville Main St May09.jpg
A portion of the district.
Location Thiensville, Wisconsin
NRHP reference # 04001279
Added to NRHP November 26, 2004

The Main Street Historic District was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2004.[1][2]

History[edit]

The area that would become Main Street was originally a plank road designed for travelers on horses.[3] With the arrival of the Wisconsin Central Railroad in 1871, a series of new businesses sprung up and the area began transitioning into Thiensville's new commercial center. Previously, the center of Thiensville's commercial activity was located to the east in what is now the Green Bay Road Historic District. Business continued to grow on Main Street with the introduction of an interurban in 1907. In 1915, the street was paved to accommodate automobiles and several automobile-related business opened up in response.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Schnell, Traci E.; Faltinson, Brian J. (May 2003). "Main Street Historic District". NRHP Inventory-Nomination Form. National Park Service. Retrieved 2017-02-03.
  2. ^ "Main Street Historic District". Landmark Hunter.com. Retrieved 2012-10-03.
  3. ^ "Historic Main Street". University of Wisconsin Digital Collections. Retrieved 2012-10-03.