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

There are 48 properties and districts listed on the National Register in the county. Another property was once listed but has been removed.

This National Park Service list is complete through NPS recent listings posted March 24, 2017.

Current listings

Name on the Register Image Date listed Location City or town Description
1 Appleton City Park Historic District
Appleton City Park Historic District
October 25, 2002
(#02001213)
Roughly bounded by E. Washington, N. Durkee, E. Atlantic, and Lawe Sts.
44°16′02″N 88°24′00″W / 44.267222°N 88.4°W / 44.267222; -88.4 (Appleton City Park Historic District)
Appleton Large residential district, mostly built after the city created the park in 1881. Notable properties include the 1867 Gabled-ell Saecker house, the unusual Otto Schlafer house built in 1888 in Queen Anne style and later remodeled as Craftsman, the 1901 Tudor Revival George C. Jones house, the 1904 Queen Anne Weigand house pictured at left, the 1904 Dutch Colonial Revival Marshall house, the 1906 Arts and Crafts Humphrey house, the 1911 Pfeil Bungalow, the 1925 Collegiate Gothic First United Methodist Church and school, and the Neogothic Revival First English Lutheran Church, built in 1931.
2 Appleton Lock 4 Historic District
Appleton Lock 4 Historic District
December 7, 1993
(#93001329)
Fox R. at John St.
44°15′37″N 88°23′20″W / 44.260278°N 88.388889°W / 44.260278; -88.388889 (Appleton Lock 4 Historic District)
Appleton Similar to locks 1-3 below, but upgraded later, in 1906-07.
3 Appleton Locks 1-3 Historic District
Appleton Locks 1-3 Historic District
December 7, 1993
(#93001333)
Roughly, along the Fox R. from Memorial Dr. to Lawe St.
44°15′16″N 88°24′12″W / 44.254444°N 88.403333°W / 44.254444; -88.403333 (Appleton Locks 1-3 Historic District)
Appleton Part of the system of locks and dams built starting around 1851 to allow navigation of the Fox River from Green Bay to Portage. Maintained by the Army Corps of Engineers from 1872 to 1984, and used until 1987. Each lock now consists of a masonry chamber, wooden gates, and mechanical apparatus for operating the locks.
4 Appleton Wire Works
Appleton Wire Works
September 4, 2008
(#82005123)
600 E. Atlantic St.
44°16′05″N 88°23′54″W / 44.268056°N 88.398333°W / 44.268056; -88.398333 (Appleton Wire Works)
Appleton Factory built in 1896 by the first wire cloth company in the Midwest. Wire cloth is used by paper mills. The company expanded and in 1938 was the largest weaver of Fourdrinier wire in the world.
5 Appleton Woolen Mills
May 3, 2016
(#16000228)
218 East South Island St.
44°15′23″N 88°24′09″W / 44.256424°N 88.402542°W / 44.256424; -88.402542 (Appleton Woolen Mills)
Appleton Mill complex on the Fox River, begun in 1881 as a yarn factory, and expanded to produce mackinaws and flannels in 1888. Expanded to make papermakers' felt in 1890 and continued that until 1969. Once was "the only source of [that felt] east of Ohio."
6 Barteau Bridge
Barteau Bridge
March 28, 2002
(#02000285)
N. of WI 187 crossing of Shioc R.
44°27′56″N 88°34′00″W / 44.465556°N 88.566667°W / 44.465556; -88.566667 (Barteau Bridge)
Bovina Large stone arch bridge across the Shioc River with four limestone arches. Designed by John Hayes of Appleton, who designed most of the early stone-arch bridges in the county, and built by James Garvey in 1905-06. Now a pedestrian crossing.
7 Merritt Black House
Merritt Black House
March 29, 1984
(#84003752)
104 River Rd.
44°17′01″N 88°16′40″W / 44.283611°N 88.277778°W / 44.283611; -88.277778 (Merritt Black House)
Kaukauna Queen Anne house with three-story corner tower and exterior of cut stone, built in 1898. Merritt was a farmer, well-driller, realtor, and owned the quarry which produced the stone that covers the house.
8 Norman Brokaw House
Norman Brokaw House
March 29, 1984
(#84003754)
714 Grignon St.
44°16′59″N 88°15′42″W / 44.283056°N 88.261667°W / 44.283056; -88.261667 (Norman Brokaw House)
Kaukauna Cross-gabled Queen Anne house built around 1884 by Brokaw, who also designed, built and operated paper mills, helped found the Methodist church in Kaukauna, and supported Lawrence University.
9 Cedars Lock and Dam Historic District
Cedars Lock and Dam Historic District
December 7, 1993
(#93001328)
4527 E. Wisconsin Rd.
44°16′46″N 88°19′51″W / 44.279444°N 88.330833°W / 44.279444; -88.330833 (Cedars Lock and Dam Historic District)
Little Chute Lock, dam and canal to allow navigation of this section of the Fox River. Construction of the lock began in 1850 and it was rebuilt around 1888. Current lock has limestone walls and wooden gates. Nearby is a Dutch Colonial Revival locktender's house built in 1927. The lock is named for the Treaty of the Cedars, which was signed with the Menominee in 1836 on the riverbank nearby.
10 Center Valley Grade School
Center Valley Grade School
April 8, 2011
(#11000162)
W5532 Center Valley Rd.
44°24′09″N 88°28′33″W / 44.4025°N 88.475833°W / 44.4025; -88.475833 (Center Valley Grade School)
Center One-room schoolhouse built in 1888 by the largely German community - one of seven in the Town of Center at the time. Now restored as a museum.
11 College Avenue Historic District
College Avenue Historic District
December 2, 1982
(#82001848)
215 W. to 109 E., and 110 W. to 102 E. College Ave.; 106-114n. Onida St.
44°15′42″N 88°24′21″W / 44.261667°N 88.405833°W / 44.261667; -88.405833 (College Avenue Historic District)
Appleton Commercial district with 27 contributing properties, including William Waters' 1859 First National Bank, the 1880 Italianate Kresge Building, the 1881 Second Empire Prince Cigar Store, the 1885 High Victorian Gothic Kamps' Harness Shop, the 1897 Queen Anne Myse Sample House, the 1922 Chicago Commercial Brettschneider Furniture building, the 1931 Art Deco Gibson Auto Exchange, and the 1932 Neogothic Revival Zuelke Building.
12 J. B. Courtney Woolen Mills
J. B. Courtney Woolen Mills
July 15, 1993
(#93000650)
301 E. Water St.
44°15′35″N 88°24′10″W / 44.259722°N 88.402778°W / 44.259722; -88.402778 (J. B. Courtney Woolen Mills)
Appleton Wool-carding mill powered by the Fox River, built in 1927 to replace a wool mill which had been on the site since 1880. Still in operation.
13 Eagle Paper and Flouring Mill
Eagle Paper and Flouring Mill
February 12, 2015
(#15000021)
600 Thilmany Rd.
44°16′51″N 88°15′21″W / 44.2809°N 88.2557°W / 44.2809; -88.2557 (Eagle Paper and Flouring Mill)
Kaukauna First paper mill in Kaukauna, initially making paper in 1872 from farmers' straw and cloth rags using hydro power from the Fox. Soon after under Henry Frambach was the first mill in the state to make paper from wood pulp. Began as a flour mill.
14 Fargo's Furniture Store
Fargo's Furniture Store
March 29, 1984
(#84003755)
172-176 W. Wisconsin Ave.
44°16′57″N 88°16′07″W / 44.2825°N 88.268611°W / 44.2825; -88.268611 (Fargo's Furniture Store)
Kaukauna Neoclassical store built in 1928, originally with Bert Fargo's furniture showroom downstairs and undertaker business upstairs. His father George had begun the family business in Kaukauna in 1881, describing his enterprise in 1890 as "an undertaking business, repairing, picture framing, large stock of wallpaper, and furniture."
15 Fox River Paper Company Historic District
Fox River Paper Company Historic District
April 19, 1990
(#90000639)
405-406, 415 S. Olde Oneida St.
44°15′31″N 88°24′18″W / 44.258611°N 88.405°W / 44.258611; -88.405 (Fox River Paper Company Historic District)
Appleton Complex of paper mill buildings, including the Romanesque-styled Ravine/Rag Mills, the Italianate-styled Lincoln Mill which originally milled flour, and the Italianate-styled Fox River Mill.
16 Free Public Library of Kaukauna
Free Public Library of Kaukauna
March 29, 1984
(#84003756)
111 Main Ave.
44°16′47″N 88°16′14″W / 44.279722°N 88.270556°W / 44.279722; -88.270556 (Free Public Library of Kaukauna)
Kaukauna Carnegie library designed by Claude and Starck in Prairie School/Craftsman style and built in 1906 on an island in the Fox River.
17 William and Susanna Geenen House
William and Susanna Geenen House
February 25, 1993
(#93000070)
416 N. Sidney St.
44°16′36″N 88°20′11″W / 44.276667°N 88.336389°W / 44.276667; -88.336389 (William and Susanna Geenen House)
Kimberly 2.5 story American Foursquare house with Craftsman detailing and a porte cochere, designed by Herman Wildhagen of Appleton and built in 1921. William started a milk delivery business, ran a greenhouse adjacent to this house, served as clerk for the Kimberley School District many years, and served as vice-president of the State Bank of Little Chute for 34 years.
18 Greenville State Bank
Greenville State Bank
September 23, 1982
(#82000691)
252 Municipal Dr.
44°18′24″N 88°32′13″W / 44.306667°N 88.536944°W / 44.306667; -88.536944 (Greenville State Bank)
Greenville Small brick commercial bank built in 1919.
19 Charles A. Grignon House
Charles A. Grignon House
October 18, 1972
(#72000064)
Augustine St.
44°17′08″N 88°15′21″W / 44.285556°N 88.255833°W / 44.285556; -88.255833 (Charles A. Grignon House)
Kaukauna 2.5 story Federal-style house built in 1836, once known as "the Mansion in the Woods." Served as inn, church, trading post, and Indian meeting place. Grignon's French-Canadian family had run a trading post at Kaukauna since at least 1760. Charles continued the fur trade and was U.S. interpreter at all treaties with the Menominee from 1830 to 1862. Now a museum.
20 Hearthstone
Hearthstone
December 2, 1974
(#74000112)
625 W. Prospect Ave.
44°15′16″N 88°24′54″W / 44.254444°N 88.415°W / 44.254444; -88.415 (Hearthstone)
Appleton 1881 home with nine fireplaces designed by William Waters in Queen Anne style for Henry Rogers, who ran the Appleton Paper and Pulp Company. In 1882 it became the first private home in the nation lit with electricity from an Edison central hydroelectric power station, which was located at the paper mill's plant on the river below.
21 Holy Cross Church
Holy Cross Church
March 29, 1984
(#84003758)
309 Desnoyer St.
44°17′03″N 88°16′08″W / 44.284167°N 88.268889°W / 44.284167; -88.268889 (Holy Cross Church)
Kaukauna Neogothic/Romanesque church built in 1916. Holy Cross is the original Roman Catholic parish in Kaukauna, with a previous church building on the site built in 1873 and the Grignons included among its early members.
22 Hortonville Community Hall
Hortonville Community Hall
January 23, 1981
(#81000053)
312 W. Main St.
44°20′07″N 88°38′28″W / 44.335278°N 88.641111°W / 44.335278; -88.641111 (Hortonville Community Hall)
Hortonville Meeting hall/dance hall/opera house designed by Robert Messmer in Spanish Colonial style and built in 1912.
23 Kaukauna Locks Historic District
Kaukauna Locks Historic District
December 7, 1993
(#93001327)
Roughly, along the Fox R. running E past Canal St.
44°16′59″N 88°15′38″W / 44.283056°N 88.260556°W / 44.283056; -88.260556 (Kaukauna Locks Historic District)
Kaukauna Part of the Fox–Wisconsin Waterway: five locks with hand-operated wooden gates, a guard lock, a dam, canal, boathouse, drydock, lock-keeper's house, and various sheds. All help vessels around a 50-foot rapids in the Fox River. Constructed in the 1850s by private companies. Largely rebuilt in the 1880s by the Army Corps of Engineers.
24 Klein Dairy Farmhouse
Klein Dairy Farmhouse
March 29, 1984
(#84003760)
1018 Sullivan Ave.
44°16′16″N 88°16′41″W / 44.271111°N 88.278056°W / 44.271111; -88.278056 (Klein Dairy Farmhouse)
Kaukauna The 1892 Queen Anne-styled house with square corner turret is a remnant of a large dairy farm. The Kleins immigrated from Germany in 1842 and over the years farmed, ran a flour and feed mill, and sold milk to households from a horse-drawn cart.
25 Joseph Kronser Hotel and Saloon
Joseph Kronser Hotel and Saloon
July 28, 1988
(#88001153)
246 Municipal Dr.
44°18′33″N 88°32′57″W / 44.309167°N 88.549167°W / 44.309167; -88.549167 (Joseph Kronser Hotel and Saloon)
Greenville 1897 hotel built with 5 bedrooms to serve travelers on the railroad. Also housed railroad ticket office, barber shop, bus stop, funeral parlor, and served as community meeting place.
26 Kuehn Blacksmith Shop-Hardware Store
Kuehn Blacksmith Shop-Hardware Store
March 29, 1984
(#84003761)
148-152 E. 2nd St.
44°16′40″N 88°16′15″W / 44.277778°N 88.270833°W / 44.277778; -88.270833 (Kuehn Blacksmith Shop-Hardware Store)
Kaukauna Brick Romanesque Revival store built in 1891 around two earlier buildings by Julius Kuehn, blacksmith and later mayor. By 1911, Fred Merbach owned the building, advertising general hardware, furniture, and undertaking services.
27 Lindauer and Rupert Block
Lindauer and Rupert Block
March 29, 1984
(#84003763)
137-141 E. 2nd St.
44°16′40″N 88°16′17″W / 44.277778°N 88.271389°W / 44.277778; -88.271389 (Lindauer and Rupert Block)
Kaukauna 3-story Romanesque Revival commercial building built in 1895, during the railroad boom. After Luther Lindauer lost a hand in a planing mill accident, he drove horses, worked on the canal, ran a quarry, an ice business, a fuel business, a brickyard, and served as mayor of Kaukauna for 3 terms. His building later housed the Elks Club for many years.
28 Little Chute Locks and Canal Historic District
Little Chute Locks and Canal Historic District
December 7, 1993
(#93001325)
Roughly, along the Fox R. from Mill St. to Sanitorium Rd.
44°16′32″N 88°18′31″W / 44.275556°N 88.308611°W / 44.275556; -88.308611 (Little Chute Locks and Canal Historic District)
Little Chute Navigation canal with locks, fed by a 561-foot concrete dam, and supported by other miscellaneous structures. Initially built around 1850 and upgraded at various times since. Part of the Fox–Wisconsin Waterway.
29 Main Hall, Lawrence University
Main Hall, Lawrence University
January 18, 1974
(#74000113)
400-500 E. College Ave.
44°15′39″N 88°23′58″W / 44.260833°N 88.399444°W / 44.260833; -88.399444 (Main Hall, Lawrence University)
Appleton Large 4-story Georgian-styled limestone-clad building at Lawrence University, built around 1854. Housed men's dormitory, classrooms, offices, library and chapel.
30 Julius J. Martens Company Building
Julius J. Martens Company Building
March 29, 1984
(#84003764)
124-128 E. 3rd St.
44°16′38″N 88°16′20″W / 44.277222°N 88.272222°W / 44.277222; -88.272222 (Julius J. Martens Company Building)
Kaukauna Italianate-styled store built in 1901, with retail space on first floor and elegant apartments on the second. Martens originally sold dry goods, groceries and crockery downstairs. He also served various civic roles, in other businesses, and organized Kaukauna's first successful farmers' market.
31 Masonic Temple
Masonic Temple
September 12, 1985
(#85002330)
330 E. College Ave.
44°15′44″N 88°24′05″W / 44.262222°N 88.401389°W / 44.262222; -88.401389 (Masonic Temple)
Appleton Built by the local Masonic Blue Lodge in 1923, in Neo-Norman style. Now The History Museum at the Castle / Harry Houdini museum.
32 Capt. Matthew J. Meade House
Capt. Matthew J. Meade House
March 29, 1984
(#84003765)
309 Division St.
44°16′59″N 88°15′47″W / 44.283056°N 88.263056°W / 44.283056; -88.263056 (Capt. Matthew J. Meade House)
Kaukauna 1884 Italianate villa with a 3-story square tower. Meade led a company of Wisconsin volunteers which marched with Sherman through Georgia. He invested in land in the Fox valley, developed a power canal along the river in front of this house, and served in the State Senate.
33 Nicolet Public School
Nicolet Public School
March 29, 1984
(#84003767)
109 E. 8th St.
44°16′24″N 88°16′28″W / 44.273333°N 88.274444°W / 44.273333; -88.274444 (Nicolet Public School)
Kaukauna Designed by local architect Phillip Deane in Romanesque Revival style and built in 1891, the school was named for Jean Nicolet, who probably visited Kaukauna in 1634.
34 Osprey Site
Osprey Site
January 21, 1998
(#97001644)
Address Restricted
Kaukauna
35 George Peters House
George Peters House
June 18, 1987
(#87000989)
305 N. Maple St.
44°28′37″N 88°26′59″W / 44.476944°N 88.449722°W / 44.476944; -88.449722 (George Peters House)
Black Creek 1.5 story brick home built in 1909, combining Bungalow and Colonial Revival styles.
36 Rapide Croche Lock and Dam Historic District
Rapide Croche Lock and Dam Historic District
December 7, 1993
(#93001326)
Fox R. at the Outagamie-Brown County line
44°19′00″N 88°11′42″W / 44.316667°N 88.195°W / 44.316667; -88.195 (Rapide Croche Lock and Dam Historic District)
Wrightstown One hand-operated lock, a 461-foot concrete dam, and 1907 Colonial Revival lock-keeper's house. Part of the Fox–Wisconsin Waterway, initially built in the 1850s.
37 Henry Schuetter House
Henry Schuetter House
July 5, 1996
(#96000725)
330 W. 6th St.
44°15′30″N 88°24′35″W / 44.258333°N 88.409722°W / 44.258333; -88.409722 (Henry Schuetter House)
Appleton 2.5-story Queen Anne house built in 1890. Schuetter ran a local tailoring business.
38 Frank St. Andrews House
Frank St. Andrews House
March 29, 1984
(#84003768)
320 Dixon St.
44°16′33″N 88°16′14″W / 44.275833°N 88.270556°W / 44.275833; -88.270556 (Frank St. Andrews House)
Kaukauna 1911 stucco-clad bungalow with leaded stained glass windows and oak-trimmed interior, largely intact. One of the best examples of a bungalow in Kaukauna.
39 St. Mary's Catholic Church
St. Mary's Catholic Church
March 29, 1984
(#84003769)
119 W. 7th St.
44°16′27″N 88°16′34″W / 44.274167°N 88.276111°W / 44.274167; -88.276111 (St. Mary's Catholic Church)
Kaukauna Neogothic Revival church with cruciform floor plan, designed by Adolphus Druiding and built in 1898 with European influences for the largely German and Irish congregation which grew during south Kaukauna's (Ledyard's) boom in rail and water power.
40 St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church
St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church
April 11, 2008
(#08000287)
302 N. Morrison St.
44°15′52″N 88°24′13″W / 44.264444°N 88.403611°W / 44.264444; -88.403611 (St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church)
Appleton Large Neogothic-styled church built by Lutherans in 1907. Now part of WELS.
41 Charles W. Stribley House
Charles W. Stribley House
March 29, 1984
(#84003770)
705 W. Wisconsin Ave.
44°17′04″N 88°16′37″W / 44.284444°N 88.276944°W / 44.284444; -88.276944 (Charles W. Stribley House)
Kaukauna Elegant 3-story Tudor Revival house facing the Fox River, designed by Van Ryn & DeGelleke and built in 1910. It has a red tile roof, stained glass windows, marble thresholds, and a 175-year-old hand-carved fireplace, yet also an early central vacuum system and telephone intercom. Stribley rose from bookkeeper to director at Thilmany Pulp and Paper Co. and was a key founder of the Outagamie County Teachers' College.
42 Temple Zion and School
Temple Zion and School
September 18, 1978
(#78000123)
320 N. Durkee St. and 309 E. Harris St.
44°15′53″N 88°24′07″W / 44.264722°N 88.401944°W / 44.264722; -88.401944 (Temple Zion and School)
Appleton Stick-style synagogue built by the local Jewish community in 1883, one of the earliest in Wisconsin. A young Edna Ferber worshiped there, and Harry Houdini's father was rabbi of the congregation just before moving to this building, but was dismissed because he preached only in German. Now houses Wahl Organbuilders.
43 James Tompkins House
James Tompkins House
April 3, 1986
(#86000623)
523 S. State St.
44°15′27″N 88°24′49″W / 44.2575°N 88.413611°W / 44.2575; -88.413611 (James Tompkins House)
Appleton 1868 Italianate home with "grout block" exterior. James was a pioneer farmer in Greenville from 1848, then moved to Appleton in 1865 and founded the Empire Soap Company.
44 US Post Office, Former
US Post Office, Former
January 22, 1992
(#91001990)
112 Main Ave.
44°16′44″N 88°16′13″W / 44.278889°N 88.270278°W / 44.278889; -88.270278 (US Post Office, Former)
Kaukauna Brick post office built in Neoclassical style around 1936.
45 Washington School
Washington School
June 7, 1984
(#84003772)
818 W. Lorain St.
44°16′02″N 88°25′06″W / 44.267222°N 88.418333°W / 44.267222; -88.418333 (Washington School)
Appleton Large red-brick hip roof school built in 1895 in Richardsonian Romanesque style.
46 West Prospect Avenue Historic District
West Prospect Avenue Historic District
August 15, 2001
(#01000900)
315-330 West Prospect Ave.
44°15′35″N 88°24′36″W / 44.259722°N 88.41°W / 44.259722; -88.41 (West Prospect Avenue Historic District)
Appleton Residential district with 8 homes, including the 1873 Mediterranean Revival Goff house, the 1902 Shingle style Bertchy house, the 1903 Colonial Revival Wolf house, the 1910 Prairie style Plank house, and the 1927 Tudor Revival Schommer house.
47 John Hart Whorton House
John Hart Whorton House
November 19, 1974
(#74000114)
315 W. Prospect Ave.
44°15′29″N 88°24′32″W / 44.258056°N 88.408889°W / 44.258056; -88.408889 (John Hart Whorton House)
Appleton Victorian brick house with 3-story corner tower designed in Italianate style by William Waters and built in 1870. Whorton owned lumber mills and was a bank president.
48 Zion Lutheran Church
Zion Lutheran Church
June 13, 1986
(#86001309)
912 N. Oneida St.
44°16′12″N 88°24′19″W / 44.27°N 88.405278°W / 44.27; -88.405278 (Zion Lutheran Church)
Appleton Large Gothic-Revival-style church built by Lutherans in 1902. Its last German-language service was in 1957. Now part of the ELCA.

Former listings

Name on the Register Image Date listed Date removed Location City or town Summary
1 Volksfreund Building
December 27, 1974
(#74002336)
April 24, 1984
200 E. College Ave.
Appleton High Victorian Italianate commercial building with an elaborate corner tower, built in 1891 to house an independent German newspaper. A.k.a. W. A. Close Store. Damaged by fire in 1981 and demolished.
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