National Register of Historic Places listings in Walworth County, Wisconsin

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Location of Walworth County in Wisconsin

This is a list of the National Register of Historic Places listings in Walworth County, Wisconsin. It is intended to provide a comprehensive listing of entries in the National Register of Historic Places that are located in Walworth County, Wisconsin. The locations of National Register properties for which the latitude and longitude coordinates are included below may be seen in a map.[1]

There are 46 properties and districts listed on the National Register in the county. Another four properties were once listed but have been removed.

This National Park Service list is complete through NPS recent listings posted June 16, 2017.[2]

Current listings[edit]

[3] Name on the Register Image Date listed[4] Location City or town Description
1 A. H. Allyn House
A. H. Allyn House
September 5, 1985
(#85001950)
511 E. Walworth Ave.
42°38′00″N 88°38′30″W / 42.633333°N 88.641667°W / 42.633333; -88.641667 (A. H. Allyn House)
Delavan High-style Queen Anne mansion designed by E. Townsend Mix and built in 1885 for Alexander Allyn, a wealthy farmer. Later converted to nursing home, furniture store, and back to a residence.[5]
2 John and Margaret Bell House
John and Margaret Bell House
September 15, 1994
(#94001154)
554 Spring Prairie Rd.
42°41′55″N 88°19′44″W / 42.698611°N 88.328889°W / 42.698611; -88.328889 (John and Margaret Bell House)
Spring Prairie 1852 house built of locally quarried sandstone, with both Greek Revival and Italianate elements. Bell established the first nursery in Walworth County, with 250,000 trees in 1858.[6]
3 Black Point
Black Point
September 15, 1994
(#94001147)
580 S. Lake Shore Dr. (Pier 580)
42°33′29″N 88°30′39″W / 42.558056°N 88.510833°W / 42.558056; -88.510833 (Black Point)
Linn Well-preserved Queen Anne mansion with a 4-story lookout tower on a bluff above Geneva Lake, designed by Adolph Cudell and built in 1888 for German immigrant and Chicago brewer Conrad Seipp. Now a museum.[7]
4 Bonnie Brae Upload image
April 3, 1986
(#86000614)
78 Snake Rd.
42°34′21″N 88°28′57″W / 42.5725°N 88.4825°W / 42.5725; -88.4825 (Bonnie Brae)
Linn Queen Anne mansion built in 1881 for Judge Thomas Withrow and named for his daughter Bonnie.[8]
5 Buena Vista House
Buena Vista House
January 18, 1978
(#78000143)
2090 Church St.
42°47′08″N 88°24′16″W / 42.785556°N 88.404444°W / 42.785556; -88.404444 (Buena Vista House)
East Troy 1846 inn built in Greek Revival style by Samuel Bradley of Milwaukee. It is the largest cobblestone-clad building in the state.[9][10]
6 Davidson Hall Upload image
July 2, 1987
(#87000443)
550 S. Shore Dr.
42°32′54″N 88°31′31″W / 42.548333°N 88.525278°W / 42.548333; -88.525278 (Davidson Hall)
Lake Geneva Neoclassical building of Northwestern Military and Naval Academy on the banks of Lake Geneva, built in 1912.[11] Now demolished.
7 Delavan Downtown Commercial Historic District
Delavan Downtown Commercial Historic District
March 8, 2016
(#16000067)
Generally bounded by the 200, 300 & 400 blks. of E. Walworth Ave.
42°37′59″N 88°38′43″W / 42.633049°N 88.645395°W / 42.633049; -88.645395 (Delavan Downtown Commercial Historic District)
Delavan Delavan's old downtown, including the 1871 Italianate-styled Hollister Block,[12] the 1898 Italianate Mullins Brothers Saloon,[13] the 1908 Neoclassical Aram Public Library designed by Claude and Starck,[14] the 1908 20th-Century Commercial-style Bolver and Lackney Building,[15] and the 1916 Mediterranean Revival Knights of Pythias Building.[16][17]
8 Delavan Post Office
Delavan Post Office
October 24, 2000
(#00001260)
335 E. Walworth Ave.
42°38′00″N 88°38′38″W / 42.633333°N 88.643889°W / 42.633333; -88.643889 (Delavan Post Office)
Delavan part of the United States Post Office Construction in Wisconsin Multiple Property Submission (MPS)
9 Delavan's Vitrified Brick Street
Delavan's Vitrified Brick Street
March 7, 1996
(#96000234)
100-300 blocks of E. Walworth Ave.
42°37′59″N 88°38′55″W / 42.633056°N 88.648611°W / 42.633056; -88.648611 (Delavan's Vitrified Brick Street)
Delavan This main business street was paved with brick in 1913, a vast improvement over the mud and dust that preceded it. Some of the original bricks are still in place.[18]
10 Delavan Water Tower Park Historic District
Delavan Water Tower Park Historic District
March 8, 2016
(#16000068)
Generally bounded by 101-137 Park Pl. & 104-130 E. Walworth Ave.
42°37′59″N 88°38′52″W / 42.633136°N 88.647841°W / 42.633136; -88.647841 (Delavan Water Tower Park Historic District)
Delavan
11 Douglass-Stevenson House
Douglass-Stevenson House
April 3, 1986
(#86000615)
Main and Mill Sts.
42°32′57″N 88°34′51″W / 42.549167°N 88.580833°W / 42.549167; -88.580833 (Douglass-Stevenson House)
Fontana House built in the 1840s with some stovewood walls. Carlos Douglass operated early grist mills in Fontana, developed the lots around them, and donated land for the first school. He was later a state legislator.[19]
12 Downtown Darien Historic District
Downtown Darien Historic District
September 4, 2013
(#13000686)
Bounded by Wisconsin St. from W. Beloit to Fremont Sts.
42°36′04″N 88°42′28″W / 42.601051°N 88.707776°W / 42.601051; -88.707776 (Downtown Darien Historic District)
Darien Commercial district which developed after the railroad arrived in the 1850s. Many of the initial wood storefronts burned in fires of 1909 and 1912 and were replaced with red brick buildings.[20][21]
13 East Wing (Old Main)
East Wing (Old Main)
December 13, 1984
(#84000609)
University of Wisconsin
42°50′10″N 88°44′36″W / 42.836111°N 88.743333°W / 42.836111; -88.743333 (East Wing (Old Main))
Whitewater 4-story Renaissance Revival building designed by Arthur Peabody and added in 1924-25 as a wing of the larger Old Main complex of the Whitewater Normal School. Most of Old Main burned in 1970, leaving only this wing, today known as Hyer Hall.[22]
14 Edward Elderkin House
Edward Elderkin House
May 3, 1974
(#74000132)
127 S. Lincoln St.
42°40′05″N 88°33′09″W / 42.668056°N 88.5525°W / 42.668056; -88.5525 (Edward Elderkin House)
Elkhorn Brick 2-story octagon house with cupola, built in 1856 for lawyer Elderkin.[23][24]
15 Elkhorn Band Shell
Elkhorn Band Shell
August 7, 2012
(#12000490)
Sunset Park, bounded by Devendorf, W. Centralia, & Park Sts.
42°40′04″N 88°33′23″W / 42.667851°N 88.556318°W / 42.667851; -88.556318 (Elkhorn Band Shell)
Elkhorn 1926 band shell with Classical Revival styling and a wooden rear stage wall designed for good acoustics. Originally located in courthouse square, it was moved to Sunset Park in 1962. Still hosts summer concerts.[25]
16 Elkhorn Municipal Building
Elkhorn Municipal Building
August 7, 2012
(#12000491)
9 S. Broad St.
42°40′18″N 88°32′40″W / 42.671637°N 88.544581°W / 42.671637; -88.544581 (Elkhorn Municipal Building)
Elkhorn Public building designed by Edward Tough in Art Deco style and built in 1931. In early years the basement held fire department facilities, the first floor held the light and water department, city offices, and the fire department garage, the second and third floors held an auditorium and the third floor hosted the American Legion.[26]
17 Elkhorn Post Office
Elkhorn Post Office
October 24, 2000
(#00001259)
102 E. Walworth St.
42°40′20″N 88°32′30″W / 42.672222°N 88.541667°W / 42.672222; -88.541667 (Elkhorn Post Office)
Elkhorn Art Moderne-styled post office built in 1936, with same design as the one in Berlin. Inside is a mural painted by Tom Rost, depicting early mail delivery on horseback.[27]
18 Grace and Pearl Historic District
Grace and Pearl Historic District
August 5, 1993
(#93000810)
Roughly bounded by Pearl, Park, Dougall, Grace and Martin Sts.
42°30′06″N 88°43′31″W / 42.501667°N 88.725278°W / 42.501667; -88.725278 (Grace and Pearl Historic District)
Sharon Residential historic district of 62 contributing properties,[28] ranging from the 1860 Manning Hoard house,[29] to the 1875 Italianate Daniels/Pearson house,[30] the 1893 Queen Anne Dr. Ripley house,[31] to the 1900 Dutch Colonial Revival William Hoard house.[32]
19 Halverson Log Cabin
Halverson Log Cabin
January 8, 1985
(#85000070)
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Campus
42°50′13″N 88°44′38″W / 42.836944°N 88.743889°W / 42.836944; -88.743889 (Halverson Log Cabin)
Whitewater Pioneer home built by Norwegian immigrants Gullik and Dorothea Halverson in 1846 six miles south of Whitewater. Whitewater Normal School moved it to the present location in 1907 as a museum.[33]
20 Heart Prairie Lutheran Church
Heart Prairie Lutheran Church
December 27, 1974
(#74000133)
South of Whitewater on Town Line Rd.
42°45′23″N 88°42′07″W / 42.756389°N 88.701944°W / 42.756389; -88.701944 (Heart Prairie Lutheran Church)
Whitewater Greek Revival church clad in cream brick and built in 1855.[34]
21 Horticultural Hall
Horticultural Hall
September 29, 1999
(#99001220)
330 Broad St.
42°35′39″N 88°26′07″W / 42.594167°N 88.435278°W / 42.594167; -88.435278 (Horticultural Hall)
Lake Geneva Craftsman-styled meeting hall built in 1912[35] by the Lake Geneva Horticultural Society and later used and supported by gardening clubs.[36]
22 A.P. Johnson House Upload image
July 9, 1982
(#82000715)
3455 S. Shore Dr.
42°35′25″N 88°36′58″W / 42.590278°N 88.616111°W / 42.590278; -88.616111 (A.P. Johnson House)
Delavan Transitional Prairie School home designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1905.[37]
23 Fred B. Jones Estate
Fred B. Jones Estate
December 27, 1974
(#74000134)
3335 S. Shore Dr.
42°35′35″N 88°36′38″W / 42.593056°N 88.610556°W / 42.593056; -88.610556 (Fred B. Jones Estate)
Delavan Lake Compound of Prairie School buildings designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and built from 1900 to 1903, including gatehouse, house, boathouse, barn and stable. A.k.a. Penwern Estate.[38]
24 Horace Loomis House
Horace Loomis House
December 3, 1974
(#74000357)
2.4 miles (3.9 km) south of East Troy at N7297 WI 120
42°45′22″N 88°24′24″W / 42.756111°N 88.406667°W / 42.756111; -88.406667 (Horace Loomis House)
East Troy 2-story Greek Revival house with cobblestone exterior and stone quoins, built in 1851.[39]
25 Main Street Historic District
Main Street Historic District
December 21, 1989
(#89002116)
Roughly W. Main St./US 12 from Prairie St. to Fremont St. and Church St. from Forest Ave. to W. Main St.
42°50′00″N 88°44′14″W / 42.833333°N 88.737222°W / 42.833333; -88.737222 (Main Street Historic District)
Whitewater
26 Main Street Historic District
Main Street Historic District
January 11, 2002
(#01001453)
Roughly Main St., from Broad St. to Center St.
42°35′30″N 88°26′04″W / 42.591667°N 88.434444°W / 42.591667; -88.434444 (Main Street Historic District)
Lake Geneva
27 Maple Park Historic District
Maple Park Historic District
June 17, 2005
(#05000621)
Generally bounded by North, Cook, Main and Maxwell Sts.
42°35′44″N 88°26′24″W / 42.595556°N 88.44°W / 42.595556; -88.44 (Maple Park Historic District)
Lake Geneva
28 Maples Mound Group
Maples Mound Group
June 7, 1991
(#91000671)
Address Restricted
Whitewater part of the Late Woodland Stage in Archeological Region 8 MPS
29 Metropolitan Block
Metropolitan Block
April 19, 1990
(#90000559)
772 Main St.
42°35′30″N 88°26′06″W / 42.591667°N 88.435°W / 42.591667; -88.435 (Metropolitan Block)
Lake Geneva
30 Meyerhofer Cobblestone House Upload image
December 8, 1980
(#80000202)
East of Lake Geneva on Townline Rd.
42°34′56″N 88°23′21″W / 42.582222°N 88.389167°W / 42.582222; -88.389167 (Meyerhofer Cobblestone House)
Lake Geneva
31 Mile Long Site
Mile Long Site
June 23, 1977
(#77000057)
Address Restricted
Delavan Boundary decrease on April 2, 1982.
32 Redwood Cottage
Redwood Cottage
September 7, 1984
(#84003796)
327 Wrigley Dr.
42°35′16″N 88°25′56″W / 42.587778°N 88.432222°W / 42.587778; -88.432222 (Redwood Cottage)
Lake Geneva
33 Reynolds-Weed House
Reynolds-Weed House
March 31, 1983
(#83003429)
12 N. Church St.
42°40′21″N 88°32′47″W / 42.6725°N 88.546389°W / 42.6725; -88.546389 (Reynolds-Weed House)
Elkhorn
34 The Riviera
The Riviera
April 3, 1986
(#86000616)
810 Wrigley Dr.
42°35′24″N 88°26′11″W / 42.59°N 88.436389°W / 42.59; -88.436389 (The Riviera)
Lake Geneva
35 Sheboygan Light, Power and Railway Company Car #26 Upload image
November 21, 2006
(#06001069)
2015 Division St.
42°47′16″N 88°24′33″W / 42.787778°N 88.409167°W / 42.787778; -88.409167 (Sheboygan Light, Power and Railway Company Car #26)
East Troy
36 Smith and Meadows Store Buildings
Smith and Meadows Store Buildings
March 12, 1993
(#93000067)
2888-2890 Main St.
42°47′09″N 88°24′20″W / 42.785833°N 88.405556°W / 42.785833; -88.405556 (Smith and Meadows Store Buildings)
East Troy Brick storefronts with round-arched windows, begun in 1854.[40]
37 T. C. Smith House Upload image
November 30, 1982
(#82001852)
865 Main St.
42°35′31″N 88°26′13″W / 42.591944°N 88.436944°W / 42.591944; -88.436944 (T. C. Smith House)
Lake Geneva
38 Israel Stowell Temperance House
Israel Stowell Temperance House
August 11, 1978
(#78000145)
61-65 E. Walworth Ave.
42°37′59″N 88°38′56″W / 42.633056°N 88.648889°W / 42.633056; -88.648889 (Israel Stowell Temperance House)
Delavan
39 James Jesse Strang House Upload image
January 24, 1974
(#74000135)
West of Burlington on WI 11
42°41′00″N 88°18′32″W / 42.683333°N 88.308889°W / 42.683333; -88.308889 (James Jesse Strang House)
Burlington
40 Wandawega Inn
Wandawega Inn
June 8, 2015
(#15000341)
W5453 Lake View Dr.
42°44′42″N 88°34′13″W / 42.744892°N 88.570150°W / 42.744892; -88.570150 (Wandawega Inn)
Sugar Creek
41 Anson Warner Farmstead
Anson Warner Farmstead
November 23, 1998
(#98001431)
N9334 Warner Rd.
42°49′42″N 88°46′35″W / 42.828333°N 88.776389°W / 42.828333; -88.776389 (Anson Warner Farmstead)
Whitewater
42 Joseph P. Webster House
Joseph P. Webster House
February 23, 1972
(#72000066)
9 E. Rockwell St.
42°40′06″N 88°32′33″W / 42.668333°N 88.5425°W / 42.668333; -88.5425 (Joseph P. Webster House)
Elkhorn
43 Whitewater Hotel
Whitewater Hotel
January 21, 2010
(#09001273)
226 W. Whitewater St.
42°49′57″N 88°43′59″W / 42.832508°N 88.733033°W / 42.832508; -88.733033 (Whitewater Hotel)
Whitewater
44 Whitewater Passenger Depot
Whitewater Passenger Depot
June 12, 2013
(#13000376)
301 W. Whitewater St.
42°49′55″N 88°43′59″W / 42.831809°N 88.732919°W / 42.831809; -88.732919 (Whitewater Passenger Depot)
Whitewater
45 Whitewater Post Office
Whitewater Post Office
October 24, 2000
(#00001256)
213 Center St.
42°49′59″N 88°43′59″W / 42.833056°N 88.733056°W / 42.833056; -88.733056 (Whitewater Post Office)
Whitewater part of the United States Post Office Construction in Wisconsin MPS
46 Younglands
Younglands
September 18, 1979
(#79000116)
880 Lake Shore Dr.
42°34′56″N 88°26′01″W / 42.582222°N 88.433611°W / 42.582222; -88.433611 (Younglands)
Lake Geneva

Former listings[edit]

[3] Name on the Register Image Date listed Date removed Location City or town Summary
1 Bradley Knitting Company Upload image
March 19, 1992
(#92000168)
April 6, 2011
902 Wisconsin St.
42°37′55″N 88°38′05″W / 42.6319°N 88.6347°W / 42.6319; -88.6347 (Bradley Knitting Company)
Delavan
2 Lake Geneva Depot Upload image
July 31, 1978
(#78000144)
February 18, 1987
Broad St.
Lake Geneva Demolished in August 1986
3 Loramoor Upload image
January 16, 1980
(#80000201)
May 30, 1986
S of Lake Geneva at 774 S. Lake Shore Dr.
Lake Geneva vicinity Demolished.
4 Phoenix Hall-Wisconsin Institute for the Education of the Deaf and Dumb
Phoenix Hall-Wisconsin Institute for the Education of the Deaf and Dumb
March 19, 1987
(#87000492)
April 21, 2014
Wisconsin School for the Deaf, 309 W. Walworth St.
42°38′01″N 88°39′25″W / 42.633611°N 88.656944°W / 42.633611; -88.656944 (Phoenix Hall-Wisconsin Institute for the Education of the Deaf and Dumb)
Delavan

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The latitude and longitude information provided is primarily from the National Register Information System, and has been found to be fairly accurate for about 99% of listings. For 1%, the location info may be way off. We seek to correct the coordinate information wherever it is found to be erroneous. Please leave a note in the Discussion page for this article if you believe any specific location is incorrect.
  2. ^ "National Register of Historic Places: Weekly List Actions". National Park Service, United States Department of the Interior. Retrieved on June 16, 2017.
  3. ^ a b 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.
  4. ^ 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.
  5. ^ Johnson, Joe; Markwell, Ron. "The Allyn Mansion through History". Retrieved 2014-08-11. 
  6. ^ Hall, Ginny. "Spring Prairie house owned by nurseryman". Walworth County Today. Bliss Communications. Retrieved 2014-04-11. 
  7. ^ "Explore Black Point Estate". Black Point Estate. Wisconsin Historical Society. Retrieved 2014-08-11. 
  8. ^ "Bonnie Brae". Lake Geneva Estates. Lake Geneva Estates. Retrieved 2014-08-11. 
  9. ^ "Buena Vista House". Photographs. Wisconsin Historical Society. Retrieved 2014-08-10. Includes a photo from around 1895.
  10. ^ "Buena Vista House". Architecture and History Inventory. Wisconsin Historical Society. Retrieved 2014-08-10. 
  11. ^ "Davidson Hall". Architecture and History Inventory. Wisconsin Historical Society. Retrieved October 15, 2013. 
  12. ^ "Hollister Block". Wisconsin Historical Society. Retrieved 2017-04-25. 
  13. ^ "Mullins Brothers Saloon Building". Wisconsin Historical Society. Retrieved 2017-04-25. 
  14. ^ "Aram Public Library". Wisconsin Historical Society. Retrieved 2017-04-25. 
  15. ^ "Bolver and Lackney Building Building". Wisconsin Historical Society. Retrieved 2017-04-25. 
  16. ^ "Knights of Pythias Building". Wisconsin Historical Society. Retrieved 2017-04-25. 
  17. ^ Rowan Davidson; Jennifer L. Lehrke (2015-02-13). "NRHP Inventory/Nomination: Delavan Downtown Commercial Historic District" (PDF). National Park Service. Retrieved 2017-04-25. 
  18. ^ "Delavan's Vitrified Brick Street". Wisconsin Historical Society. Retrieved 2013-06-15. 
  19. ^ "Carlos Douglass House". Architecture and History Inventory. Wisconsin Historical Society. Retrieved 2014-09-17. 
  20. ^ "Downtown Historic District (Darien)". Wisconsin Historical Society. Retrieved 2014-09-17. 
  21. ^ "List of some properties in Darien Downtown Historic District". Wisconsin Historical Society. Retrieved 2014-09-17. 
  22. ^ "East Wing (Old Main)". National Register or State Register. Wisconsin Historical Society. Retrieved 2014-11-02. 
  23. ^ "Edward Elderkin House". Architecture and History Inventory. Wisconsin Historical Society. Retrieved 2014-11-02. 
  24. ^ Scherzer, Edwin (2013-08-20). "Eight Sides to Every Story". Walworth County Today. Retrieved 2014-11-02. 
  25. ^ "Elkhorn Band Shell". Architecture and History Inventory. Wisconsin Historical Society. Retrieved 2014-11-02. 
  26. ^ "Elkhorn Municipal Building". Wisconsin Historical Society. Retrieved 2014-11-21. 
  27. ^ "Elkhorn Post Office". Architecture and History Inventory. Wisconsin Historical Society. Retrieved 2014-11-21. 
  28. ^ "Grace and Pearl Historic District". Wisconsin Historical Society. Retrieved 2014-11-21. 
  29. ^ "Manning R. Hoard Residence". Architecture and History Inventory. Wisconsin Historical Society. Retrieved 2014-11-21. 
  30. ^ "Pearson Residence". Architecture and History Inventory. Wisconsin Historical Society. Retrieved 2014-11-21. 
  31. ^ "Dr. C.L. Ripley House". Architecture and History Inventory. Wisconsin Historical Society. Retrieved 2014-11-21. 
  32. ^ "William Hoard Residence". Architecture and History Inventory. Wisconsin Historical Society. Retrieved 2014-11-21. 
  33. ^ "Halverson Log Cabin". Architecture and History Inventory. Wisconsin Historical Society. Retrieved 2014-11-21. 
  34. ^ "Heart Prairie Lutheran Church". Architecture and History Inventory. Wisconsin Historical Society. Retrieved 2014-11-21. 
  35. ^ "Horticultural Hall". Architecture and History Inventory. Wisconsin Historical Society. Retrieved 2014-11-21. 
  36. ^ "Horticultural Hall". Retrieved 2014-11-28. 
  37. ^ "A. P. Johnson House". Architecture and History Inventory. Wisconsin Historical Society. Retrieved 2014-11-28. 
  38. ^ "Fred B. Jones Estate (Penwern)". Architecture and History Inventory. Wisconsin Historical Society. Retrieved 2014-11-28. 
  39. ^ "Horace Loomis House". Architecture and History Inventory. Wisconsin Historical Society. Retrieved 2014-11-28. 
  40. ^ "Smith and Meadows Store Building". Architecture and History Inventory. Wisconsin Historic Society. Retrieved 2014-08-11.