National Register of Historic Places listings in Washington County, Wisconsin

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Location of Washington County in Wisconsin

This is a list of the National Register of Historic Places listings in Washington County, Wisconsin. It is intended to provide a comprehensive listing of entries in the National Register of Historic Places that are located in Washington 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 26 properties and districts listed on the National Register in the county.

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

Current listings[edit]

[3] Name on the Register[4] Image Date listed[5] Location City or town Description
1 Amity Leather Products Company Factory
Amity Leather Products Company Factory
July 11, 2002
(#02000778)
723-735 S. Main St.
43°24′53″N 88°10′49″W / 43.414722°N 88.180278°W / 43.414722; -88.180278 (Amity Leather Products Company Factory)
West Bend Billfold factory, built in 1925 and expanded in 1929, 1933 & 1959. The style is "textile mill industrial loft," designed by Lockwood, Greene & Co. with ample windows and a 6-story Art Deco tower. Made billfolds until 1996. Now apartments.[6][7]
2 Barton Historic District Upload image
March 5, 1992
(#92000109)
Roughly bounded by Harrison and Jefferson Sts., Barton Ave., Salisbury Rd., Monroe St. and the Milwaukee R.
43°26′30″N 88°10′55″W / 43.441667°N 88.181944°W / 43.441667; -88.181944 (Barton Historic District)
West Bend Now engulfed by West Bend, the modest former village of Barton retains survivors from its early frontier days.[8] Includes the 1850 gabled-ell Hays-Raif house,[9] the 1865 Barton Roller Mill,[10] the 1865 Frazer General Store,[11] the 1865 Greek Revival Frazer House,[12] the 1900 Gothic Revival St Mary's church,[13] the 1915 Barton Bank,[14] the 1921 Ustruck bungalow,[15] and the 1928 French Revival Kircher house.[16]
3 Christ Evangelical Church
Christ Evangelical Church
November 9, 1983
(#83004324)
W188 N12808 Fond du Lac Avenue
43°15′02″N 88°09′19″W / 43.250556°N 88.155278°W / 43.250556; -88.155278 (Christ Evangelical Church)
Germantown Gothic Revival-styled church built in 1861-62 by German immigrants from the Hunsrück Mountains of limestone blocks quarried a mile away. Now a museum.[17][18]
4 Leander F. Frisby House
Leander F. Frisby House
June 19, 1985
(#85001363)
304 S. Main St.
43°25′15″N 88°10′52″W / 43.420833°N 88.181111°W / 43.420833; -88.181111 (Leander F. Frisby House)
West Bend 2-story Italianate-style home with cupola, built in 1865 by Frisby, a teacher, lawyer, state-level politician, and a founder of the Republican party in Wisconsin. The exterior was originally frame, then veneered with cream brick in 1891.[19][20]
5 Gadow's Mill
Gadow's Mill
December 24, 1974
(#74000136)
1784 Barton Ave.
43°26′33″N 88°10′52″W / 43.4425°N 88.181111°W / 43.4425; -88.181111 (Gadow's Mill)
West Bend Flour mill powered by the Milwaukee River, built 1865 (or 1843?) by Robert Price and initially called Barton Roller Mill, grinding wheat from local farmers and shipping flour in barrels to larger markets. The mill was operated by the Gadows until 1964, the last mill in Wisconsin to grind wheat flour and one of the last driven by water power.[21][22]
6 Holy Hill
Holy Hill
March 12, 1992
(#92000139)
1525 Carmel Rd.
43°14′42″N 88°19′38″W / 43.245°N 88.327222°W / 43.245; -88.327222 (Holy Hill)
Erin Romanesque Revival-style Catholic church and monastery atop a prominent kame, suggesting a medieval fortress. Includes the Shrine of Mary built 1926-31, a Carmelite monastery, Way of the Cross path, and Lourdes grotto, a destination for pilgrims.[23][24]
7 Kissel's Addition Historic District
Kissel's Addition Historic District
November 3, 1988
(#88002071)
Rural St. and W. Root Ave.
43°18′57″N 88°22′50″W / 43.315833°N 88.380556°W / 43.315833; -88.380556 (Kissel's Addition Historic District)
Hartford Residential neighborhood on the southwest side of town, platted for the Kissels in 1901. Most of the original houses were smaller gabled-ell and side-gabled houses, many built by the Kissels with materials from their lumber company and brickyard. The Kissels incorporated the Kissel Motor Car Company in 1906 and sold many of the homes they built to their employees, in a vertically integrated business like Henry Ford's.[25]
8 Kissel's Wheelock Addition Historic District
Kissel's Wheelock Addition Historic District
November 3, 1988
(#88002072)
Roughly bounded by Church St., Wheelock and Linden Aves., Branch St., and Teddy Ave.
43°18′50″N 88°22′24″W / 43.313889°N 88.373333°W / 43.313889; -88.373333 (Kissel's Wheelock Addition Historic District)
Hartford Residential neighborhood on the southeast side of town, platted for the Kissels in 1903 with an addition in 1916. Houses were again built by the Kissel enterprise, mostly larger side-gable and cross-gable houses built for somewhat wealthier families, with stone basements, golden oak finish, hardwood floors, electricity and plumbing.[25]
9 George A. Kissel House
George A. Kissel House
November 3, 1988
(#88002075)
215 E. Sumner
43°19′03″N 88°22′33″W / 43.3175°N 88.375833°W / 43.3175; -88.375833 (George A. Kissel House)
Hartford Brick Colonial Revival house built in 1926 for a son of Louis and a manager of Kissel Car.[26][25]
10 Louis Kissel House
Louis Kissel House
November 3, 1988
(#88002077)
407 E. Sumner
43°19′03″N 88°22′26″W / 43.3175°N 88.373889°W / 43.3175; -88.373889 (Louis Kissel House)
Hartford Queen Anne/Neoclassical-styled house designed by Robert Messmer and built before 1898 for German immigrant and patriarch Louis, who operated a hardware store, co-owned the Hartford Plow Company, brought industry to Hartford, and encouraged his sons' car company.[27][25]
11 Otto P. Kissel House
Otto P. Kissel House
November 1, 1988
(#88002074)
124 South St.
43°18′58″N 88°22′35″W / 43.316111°N 88.376389°W / 43.316111; -88.376389 (Otto P. Kissel House)
Hartford 2.5-story Queen Anne house with Colonial Revival influence and a large veranda built around 1905 for another son of Louis, a manager of the Kissel Real Estate department, and leader of the First National Bank.[28][25]
12 William L. Kissel House
William L. Kissel House
November 3, 1988
(#88002073)
67 South St.
43°18′59″N 88°22′37″W / 43.316389°N 88.376944°W / 43.316389; -88.376944 (William L. Kissel House)
Hartford Frame hip-roofed cube-shape house with Colonial Revival styling, built around 1904, with William's front parlor and dining room largely intact. William was another son of Louis and a manager of Kissel Car.[29][25]
13 Lizard Mound State Park Upload image
October 15, 1970
(#70000038)
NE of West Bend
43°27′48″N 88°08′21″W / 43.463333°N 88.139167°W / 43.463333; -88.139167 (Lizard Mound State Park)
West Bend A well-preserved cluster of effigy mounds, including a 250-foot lizard mound, similarly sized panther and bird mounds, and smaller linear and conical mounds. In a public park.[30][31]
14 Messer-Mayer Mill
Messer-Mayer Mill
May 30, 2007
(#07000500)
4399 Pleasant Hill Rd.
43°15′57″N 88°15′23″W / 43.265833°N 88.256389°W / 43.265833; -88.256389 (Messer-Mayer Mill)
Richfield 3.5-story gristmill built 1871-73 on Coney Creek, with its original equipment including a millstone and four roller mills made by Edward P. Allis Company. Site includes 1865 farmhouse, 1890 barn, smoke house, outhouse, and other structures.[32][33][34]
15 Ritger Wagonmaking and Blacksmith Shop
Ritger Wagonmaking and Blacksmith Shop
June 1, 1982
(#82000717)
4928 WI 175
43°22′15″N 88°20′02″W / 43.370833°N 88.333889°W / 43.370833; -88.333889 (Ritger Wagonmaking and Blacksmith Shop)
Hartford 1867 shop where Jacob Ritger and then Louis Hermann built and repaired wagons, sleighs and buggies for the surrounding farmers. Walls are 35-inches thick, faced with split fieldstones.[35][36]
16 St. Agnes Convent and School
St. Agnes Convent and School
November 3, 2010
(#10000879)
1386 Fond du Lac St.
43°26′16″N 88°11′06″W / 43.437778°N 88.185°W / 43.437778; -88.185 (St. Agnes Convent and School)
West Bend Convent and school founded by Father Caspar Rehrl in 1858 and staffed by the Sisters of St. Agnes order that he founded. Remaining buildings are the 1858 convent, the 1860 rectory and the 1877 barn, all constructed of fieldstone. Now a museum.[37][38]
17 St. Augustine Catholic Church and Cemetery
St. Augustine Catholic Church and Cemetery
May 3, 1990
(#90000638)
Co. Hwy. Y 3 mi (4.8 km). S of jct. of Co. Hwy. Y and SR 33
43°23′03″N 88°02′28″W / 43.384167°N 88.041111°W / 43.384167; -88.041111 (St. Augustine Catholic Church and Cemetery)
Trenton Rural Catholic church built in 1856 with fieldstone walls in a Romanesque Revival style, with an octagonal roof on the steeple and inside paintings by Hans Schmeidl. Founded by a community of immigrants from Bavaria, sermons were in German into the 1940s.[39][40]
18 St. John of God Roman Catholic Church, Convent, and School
St. John of God Roman Catholic Church, Convent, and School
August 9, 1979
(#79000117)
E of Kewaskum at 1488 Highland Dr.
43°30′48″N 88°06′35″W / 43.513333°N 88.109722°W / 43.513333; -88.109722 (St. John of God Roman Catholic Church, Convent, and School)
Kewaskum (Boltonville) Cream brick Gothic Revival Catholic church built in 1891 by the mainly Irish community, with cemetery and ruins of an 1868 convent and an 1868 public school which was staffed by the Sisters of St. Agnes.[41]
19 St. Peter's Church
St. Peter's Church
June 30, 1983
(#83003430)
1010 Newark Dr.
43°27′17″N 88°05′11″W / 43.454722°N 88.086389°W / 43.454722; -88.086389 (St. Peter's Church)
West Bend 1861 rural Catholic church with fieldstone walls, a half-octagonal apse, and a cross formed of darker stones in the front wall. Served a German community.[42][43]
20 Saxonia House
Saxonia House
February 22, 2006
(#06000068)
421 WI H
43°29′58″N 88°03′23″W / 43.499444°N 88.056389°W / 43.499444; -88.056389 (Saxonia House)
Farmington Inn/brewery/farm complex built by Ernst and Liberta Klessig, German immigrants. They built the large half-timbered-under-stucco house in 1855 and in it operated an inn and tavern which also hosted the local Turner Society. Ernst added a brewery in 1860 with a cave with a vaulted brick ceiling for lagering and storing the beer.[44][45][46]
21 Jacob Schunk Farmhouse
Jacob Schunk Farmhouse
December 8, 1983
(#83004325)
Donges Bay Rd.
43°12′24″N 88°06′08″W / 43.206667°N 88.102222°W / 43.206667; -88.102222 (Jacob Schunk Farmhouse)
Germantown Farmhouse with walls of limestone rubble built in 1858 in Greek Revival style for German immigrant Schunk. Wing added in 1870.[47][48]
22 Schwartz Ballroom
Schwartz Ballroom
May 20, 1998
(#98000564)
150 Jefferson Ave.
43°18′37″N 88°22′37″W / 43.310278°N 88.376944°W / 43.310278; -88.376944 (Schwartz Ballroom)
Hartford Large octagonal dance hall designed by Robert Messmer and built in 1928 for Joseph Schwartz Jr. in a park owned by his brewery. Hosted big band performers like Tommy Dorsey, Duke Ellington and Guy Lombardo, with concerts broadcast live by WTMJ and across the US by CBS radio. Also used as a POW camp during WWII.[49][50]
23 Washington County "Island" Effigy Mound District
Washington County "Island" Effigy Mound District
April 25, 1996
(#96000417)
Address Restricted
West Bend Included in the group are the mounds in Lizard Mound County Park.
24 Washington County Courthouse and Jail
Washington County Courthouse and Jail
March 9, 1982
(#82000718)
320 S. 5th Ave.
43°25′12″N 88°10′58″W / 43.42°N 88.182778°W / 43.42; -88.182778 (Washington County Courthouse and Jail)
West Bend 3.5-story courthouse with an 8-story central tower designed by Edward V. Koch in Richardsonian Romanesque style and built 1889-90, with 1886 jail. Served as courthouse until 1962.[51][52]
25 West Bend Chicago and North Western Depot
West Bend Chicago and North Western Depot
August 19, 2008
(#08000789)
Veterans Ave. at Willow La.
43°25′28″N 88°10′52″W / 43.424478°N 88.181114°W / 43.424478; -88.181114 (West Bend Chicago and North Western Depot)
West Bend Long, 1-story Craftsman-influenced depot of the C&NW with baggage room on one end and men's and women's waiting rooms at the other. Probably a design of Frost & Granger, the depot was built in 1900 and served until 1971.[53][54]
26 West Bend Post Office
West Bend Post Office
October 24, 2000
(#00001254)
607 Elm St.
43°25′28″N 88°11′01″W / 43.424444°N 88.183611°W / 43.424444; -88.183611 (West Bend Post Office)
West Bend 1-story brick building built in Georgian Revival style in 1935. The lobby features a 1937 mural "The Rural Mail Carrier" by Peter Rotier.[55][56]

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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. ^ 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. ^ National Park Service (2008-04-24). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  5. ^ 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.
  6. ^ "Amity Leather Products Company Factory". Wisconsin Historical Society. Retrieved 2016-11-14. 
  7. ^ Miller, Elizabeth L. (2001-09-06). "Amity Leather Products Company Factory" (PDF). NRHP Inventory-Nomination Form. National Park Service. Retrieved 2016-11-14. 
  8. ^ Miller, Elizabeth L. (2001-09-06). "Barton Historic District" (PDF). NRHP Inventory-Nomination Form. National Park Service. Retrieved 2016-12-03. 
  9. ^ "Adams, Raif House". Wisconsin Historical Society. Retrieved 2016-12-03. 
  10. ^ "Gadow's Mill (Barton Roller Mills)". Wisconsin Historical Society. Retrieved 2016-12-03. 
  11. ^ "Otten House; Frazer General Store". Wisconsin Historical Society. Retrieved 2016-12-03. 
  12. ^ "Otten House; Frazer House". Wisconsin Historical Society. Retrieved 2016-12-03. 
  13. ^ "St. Mary's Immaculate Conception Catholic Church". Wisconsin Historical Society. Retrieved 2016-12-03. 
  14. ^ "Barton Bank". Wisconsin Historical Society. Retrieved 2016-12-03. 
  15. ^ "Ustruck". Wisconsin Historical Society. Retrieved 2016-12-03. 
  16. ^ "Kircher". Wisconsin Historical Society. Retrieved 2016-12-03. 
  17. ^ "Christ Evangelical Church". Wisconsin Historical Society. Retrieved 2016-11-14. 
  18. ^ Garfield, Leonard T. (1983-04-15). "Christ Evangelical Church" (PDF). NRHP Inventory-Nomination Form. National Park Service. Retrieved 2016-11-14. 
  19. ^ "Leander F. Frisby House (Frances and Leander Frisby)". Wisconsin Historical Society. Retrieved 2016-12-07. 
  20. ^ Brown, George C. (November 1984). "Leander F. Frisby House" (PDF). NRHP Inventory-Nomination Form. National Park Service. Retrieved 2016-12-07. 
  21. ^ "Gadow's Mill (Barton Roller Mills)". Wisconsin Historical Society. Retrieved 2016-12-07. 
  22. ^ Engel, Charlene Stant (1974-07-01). "Gadow's Mill" (PDF). NRHP Inventory-Nomination Form. National Park Service. Retrieved 2016-12-07. 
  23. ^ "Holy Hill Monastary". Wisconsin Historical Society. Retrieved 2016-12-07. 
  24. ^ McArthur, Shirley du Fresne (1991-03-24). "Holy Hill" (PDF). NRHP Inventory-Nomination Form. National Park Service. Retrieved 2016-12-07. 
  25. ^ a b c d e f Vogel, John N. (1988-06-09). "Louis Kissel & Sons Thematic Resources of Hartford" (PDF). NRHP Inventory-Nomination Form. National Park Service. Retrieved 2016-12-11.  (Doc seems to be viewable in Edge browser.)
  26. ^ "George A. Kissel House". Wisconsin Historical Society. Retrieved 2016-12-14. 
  27. ^ "Louis Kissel House". Wisconsin Historical Society. Retrieved 2016-12-11. 
  28. ^ "Otto and Lillian Kissel House". Wisconsin Historical Society. Retrieved 2016-12-14. 
  29. ^ "William L. Kissel House". Wisconsin Historical Society. Retrieved 2016-12-14. 
  30. ^ "Lizard Mound County Park". Washington County. Retrieved 2016-12-18. 
  31. ^ "Lizard Mound County Park" (PDF). Washington County. Retrieved 2016-12-18. 
  32. ^ "Messer/Mayer Mill - History of a Richfield Treasure". Richfield Historical Society. Retrieved 2016-12-18. 
  33. ^ "Messer-Mayer Mill". Wisconsin Historical Society. Retrieved 2016-12-18. 
  34. ^ Holzbog, Marge; Wittenberger, Dan; Mueller, Quint; Kosobucki, Marisa (July 2006). "Messer-Mayer Mill" (PDF). NRHP Inventory-Nomination Form. National Park Service. Retrieved 2016-12-18. 
  35. ^ "Ritger Wagonmaking and Blacksmith Shop (Jacob Ritger)". Wisconsin Historical Society. Retrieved 2016-12-14. 
  36. ^ Garfield, Leonard (1981-01-25). "Ritger Wagonmaking & Blacksmith Shop" (PDF). NRHP Inventory-Nomination Form. National Park Service. Retrieved 2016-12-18. 
  37. ^ "St. Agnes Convent and School". Wisconsin Historical Society. Retrieved 2016-12-22. 
  38. ^ "More About St. Agnes Convent & School Site". The History Center - Washington County. History Center of Washington County. Retrieved 2016-12-22. 
  39. ^ "St. Augustine Catholic Church and Cemetery". Wisconsin Historical Society. Retrieved 2016-12-22. 
  40. ^ McArthur, Shirley du Fresne (1989-06-21). "St. Augustine Catholic Church and Cemetery" (PDF). NRHP Inventory-Nomination Form. National Park Service. Retrieved 2016-12-22. 
  41. ^ McKee, MaryLou (1979-02-16). "St. John of God Roman Catholic Church, Convent, and School" (PDF). NRHP Inventory-Nomination Form. National Park Service. Retrieved 2016-12-22. 
  42. ^ "St. Peter's Church (Catholic)". Wisconsin Historical Society. Retrieved 2016-12-22. 
  43. ^ Zingleman, Rose A. (1983). "St. Peter's Church" (PDF). NRHP Inventory-Nomination Form. National Park Service. Retrieved 2016-12-22. 
  44. ^ "Saxonia House (Saxonia Inn)". Wisconsin Historical Society. Retrieved 2016-12-26. 
  45. ^ "Saxonia House Beer Storage Cave (Farmington Brewery)". Wisconsin Historical Society. Retrieved 2016-12-26. 
  46. ^ Cartwright, Carol Lohry (2005-08-08). "Saxonia House" (PDF). NRHP Inventory-Nomination Form. National Park Service. Retrieved 2016-12-26. 
  47. ^ "Jacob Schunk House (Jacob and Mary)". Wisconsin Historical Society. Retrieved 2016-12-26. 
  48. ^ Filipowicz, Diane H. (June 1983). "Schunk, Jacob, Farmhhouse" (PDF). NRHP Inventory-Nomination Form. National Park Service. Retrieved 2016-12-26. 
  49. ^ "Schwartz Ballroom". Wisconsin Historical Society. Retrieved 2016-12-26. 
  50. ^ DeBruin, Todd (1997-04-21). "The Schwartz Ballroom" (PDF). NRHP Inventory-Nomination Form. National Park Service. Retrieved 2016-12-26. 
  51. ^ "Washington County Courthouse". Wisconsin Historical Society. Retrieved 2016-12-29. 
  52. ^ Filipowicz, D.; Keuhl, D. (October 1981). "Washington County Courthouse & Jail" (PDF). Intensive Survey Form. State Historical Society of Wisconsin. Retrieved 2016-12-29. 
  53. ^ "West Bend Chicago and NorthWestern Depot". Wisconsin Historical Society. Retrieved 2016-12-29. 
  54. ^ Miller, Elizabeth L. (2007-09-01). "West Bend Chicago & North Western Depot" (PDF). NRHP Inventory-Nomination Form. National Park Service. Retrieved 2016-12-29. 
  55. ^ "West Bend Post Office". Wisconsin Historical Society. Retrieved 2016-12-29. 
  56. ^ Causier, Charles W.; Jurkiewicz, Joseph G. (1993-12-29). "West Bend Post Office" (PDF). NRHP Inventory-Nomination Form. National Park Service. Retrieved 2016-12-29.