National Register of Historic Places listings in Walworth County, Wisconsin facts for kids
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.
There are 49 properties and districts listed on the National Register in the county. Another four properties were once listed but have been removed.
|Name on the Register||Image||Date listed||Location||City or town||Description|
|1||A. H. Allyn House||
|511 E. Walworth Ave.
||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.|
|2||John and Margaret Bell House||
|554 Spring Prairie Rd.
||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.|
|580 S. Lake Shore Dr. (Pier 580)
||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.|
|78 Snake Rd.
||Linn||Queen Anne mansion built in 1881 for Judge Thomas Withrow and named for his daughter Bonnie.|
|5||Buena Vista House||
|2090 Church St.
||East Troy||1846 inn built in Greek Revival style by Samuel Bradley of Milwaukee. It is the largest cobblestone-clad building in the state.|
|550 S. Shore Dr.
||Lake Geneva||Neoclassical building of Northwestern Military and Naval Academy on the banks of Lake Geneva, built in 1912. Now demolished.|
|7||Delavan Downtown Commercial Historic District||
|Generally bounded by the 200, 300 & 400 blks. of E. Walworth Ave.
|8||Delavan Post Office||
|335 E. Walworth Ave.
||Delavan||part of the United States Post Office Construction in Wisconsin Multiple Property Submission (MPS)|
|9||Delavan's Vitrified Brick Street||
|100-300 blocks of E. Walworth Ave.
||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.|
|10||Delavan Water Tower Park Historic District||
|Generally bounded by 101-137 Park Pl. & 104-130 E. Walworth Ave.
|Main and Mill Sts.
||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.|
|12||Downtown Darien Historic District||
|Bounded by Wisconsin St. from W. Beloit to Fremont Sts.
||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.|
|13||East Wing (Old Main)||
|University of Wisconsin
||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.|
|14||Edward Elderkin House||
|127 S. Lincoln St.
||Elkhorn||Brick 2-story octagon house with cupola, built in 1856 for lawyer Elderkin.|
|15||Elkhorn Band Shell||
|Sunset Park, bounded by Devendorf, W. Centralia, & Park Sts.
||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.|
|16||Elkhorn Municipal Building||
|9 S. Broad St.
||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.|
|17||Elkhorn Post Office||
|102 E. Walworth St.
||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.|
|18||Grace and Pearl Historic District||
|Roughly bounded by Pearl, Park, Dougall, Grace and Martin Sts.
||Sharon||Residential historic district of 62 contributing properties, ranging from the 1860 Manning Hoard house, to the 1875 Italianate Daniels/Pearson house, the 1893 Queen Anne Dr. Ripley house, to the 1900 Dutch Colonial Revival William Hoard house.|
|19||Halverson Log Cabin||
|University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Campus
||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.|
|20||Heart Prairie Lutheran Church||
|South of Whitewater on Town Line Rd.
||Whitewater||Greek Revival church clad in cream brick and built in 1855.|
|330 Broad St.
||Lake Geneva||Craftsman-styled meeting hall built in 1912 by the Lake Geneva Horticultural Society and later used and supported by gardening clubs.|
|22||A.P. Johnson House||
|3455 S. Shore Dr.
||Delavan||1905 Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Prairie School home.|
|23||Fred B. Jones Estate||
|3335 S. Shore Dr.
||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.|
|24||Horace Loomis House||
|2.4 miles (3.9 km) south of East Troy at N7297 WI 120
||East Troy||2-story Greek Revival house with cobblestone exterior and stone quoins, built in 1851.|
|25||Main Street Historic District||
|Roughly W. Main St./US 12 from Prairie St. to Fremont St. and Church St. from Forest Ave. to W. Main St.
|26||Main Street Historic District||
|Roughly Main St., from Broad St. to Center St.
|27||Maple Park Historic District||
|Generally bounded by North, Cook, Main and Maxwell Sts.
|28||Maples Mound Group||
||Whitewater||part of the Late Woodland Stage in Archeological Region 8 MPS|
|772 Main St.
|30||Meyerhofer Cobblestone House||
|East of Lake Geneva on Townline Rd.
|31||Mile Long Site||
||Delavan||Boundary decrease on April 2, 1982.|
|327 Wrigley Dr.
|12 N. Church St.
|810 Wrigley Dr.
|35||Sheboygan Light, Power and Railway Company Car #26||
|2015 Division St.
|36||Smith and Meadows Store Buildings||
|2888-2890 Main St.
||East Troy||Brick storefronts with round-arched windows, begun in 1854.|
|37||T. C. Smith House||
|865 Main St.
|38||Israel Stowell Temperance House||
|61-65 E. Walworth Ave.
|39||James Jesse Strang House||
|West of Burlington on WI 11
|W5453 Lake View Dr.
|41||Anson Warner Farmstead||
|N9334 Warner Rd.
|42||Joseph P. Webster House||
|9 E. Rockwell St.
|226 W. Whitewater St.
|44||Whitewater Passenger Depot||
|301 W. Whitewater St.
|45||Whitewater Post Office||
|213 Center St.
||Whitewater||part of the United States Post Office Construction in Wisconsin MPS|
|880 Lake Shore Dr.
|Name on the Register||Image||Date listed||Date removed||Location||City or town||Summary|
|1||Bradley Knitting Company||
||902 Wisconsin St.
|2||Lake Geneva Depot||
||Lake Geneva||Demolished in August 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||
||Wisconsin School for the Deaf, 309 W. Walworth St.
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