Historic Preservation

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CITY OF APPLETON HISTORIC PRESERVATION
 

The responsibility of the City of Appleton Historic Preservation Commission is to recommend protection of buildings and sites of historical and architectural significance, maintain the current survey and inventory of historic properties and districts, ensure to the maximum extent possible public participation in the local historic preservation program to raise community awareness of the City's history and historic resources and review proposed exterior changes to local designated buildings and sites.

 

CERTIFICATES FOR STEWARDSHIP AND CERTIFICATES FOR HISTORIC PRESERVATION/RESTORATION

The City of Appleton Historic Preservation Commission invites you to participate in the nomination of property owners of residential and non-residential property who have taken care to preserve their property or have undertaken restoration or revitalization projects that have restored, rehabilitated, and/or preserved a part of the City’s historical resources. Click here for more information. Links to the online nomination forms may be found below. 

 

APPLETON'S DESIGNATED LOCAL HISTORIC BUILDINGS, SITES AND DISTRICTS

Historic designation means a site, structure or district has been identified as having significant benefit to the historic, architectural, and cultural heritage of the city.  Buildings that meet certain architectural standards such as the Trettin House, Henry Schuetter House and John Hart Whorton House, as well as economic history sites like the Lutz Ice Company Artesian Well and the Vulcan Street Hydroelectric Central Station replica building are identified in Appleton.  In addition, neighborhoods can be designated historic districts.

Benefits to designation include eligibility for possible historic grant funds administered by the City of Appleton pursuant to the Neighborhood Program, maintaining Appleton's quality of life and increasing the economic viability of the City's tourism economy, and protecting your property from future demolition.  Designation can also help to stabilize property values by maintaining the neighborhood's character, and it benefits property owners by protecting them from inappropriate changes made by other owners that might destroy the special qualities of the neighborhood.

Appleton's Six (6) Historic Districts

3 STATE AND NATIONAL REGISTERED RESIDENTIAL HISTORIC DISTRICTS

West Prospect Avenue Historic District

   (7 contributing properties)

Nomination

Pictures

Fox River Paper Company Historic District a/k/a Historic Fox River Mills Apartments

   (4 contributing properties)

Nomination

Pictures

Appleton City Park Historic District

   (142 contributing properties)

Nomination

Pictures

1 STATE AND NATIONAL REGISTERED COMMERCIAL HISTORIC DISTRICT

College Avenue Historic District

   (19 pivotal & 14 contributing properties)

Nomination

Pictures

2 STATE AND NATIONAL REGISTERED WATERWAY HISTORIC DISTRICTS

Appleton Locks 1-3 Historic District

   (4 contributing buildings & 5 structures)

Nomination

Pictures

Appleton Locks 4 Historic District

   (3 contributing structures)

Nomination

Pictures

 

Appleton's Five (5) Local Designated Historic Buildings and Sites

5 LOCAL DESIGNATED HISTORIC BUILDINGS AND SITES

Trettin House

-523 W. Eighth Street

Designation and Pictures

Henry Schuetter House

-330 W. Sixth Street

Designation and Pictures

Union Springs Park - Lutz Ice Company Artesian Well Site

-323 N. Kalata Place

Designation and Pictures

John Hart Whorton House

-315 W. Prospect Avenue

Designation and Pictures

Vulcan Street Hydroelectric Central Station Replica Building

-Vulcan Street

Designation and Pictures

  

Applications for Structure, Site or District Local Historic Designation  

 

Appleton's 13 Individual State and National Registered Historic Buildings

  1. J.B. Courtney Woolen Mills - Nomination - Pictures
  2. Henry J. and Cremora Rogers House - Nomination - Additional Documentation - Pictures
  3. Lawrence University Main Hall - Nomination - Pictures
  4. Masonic Temple - Nomination - Pictures
  5. Henry Schuetter House - Nomination - Pictures
  6. Temple Zion and School - Nomination - Pictures
  7. James Tompkins House - Nomination - Pictures
  8. The New Fifth Ward School (Washington School) - Nomination - Pictures
  9. John Hart Whorton House - Nomination - Pictures
  10. Zion Lutheran Church - Nomination - Pictures
  11. St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church - Nomination -  Pictures
  12. Appleton Wire Works - Nomination - Pictures
  13. Appleton Woolen Mills - Nomination & Pictures

 

NATIONAL, STATE AND LOCAL REGISTER SITES MAP 

Historic Preservation - National, State and Local Register Sites Map

 
HISTORIC WALKING TOUR

               Fox Trot Trail brochure

 

Previous Workshops/Dedications:

FREE HISTORIC PRESERVATION WORKSHOP TO BE HELD ON MAY 24, 2016 FROM 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM AT THE APPLETON PUBLIC LIBRARY, 225 N. ONEIDA STREET, MEETING ROOM D - Please click here for more information. 
 

 

OTHER RESOURCES:

 

Questions? Please Contact:

Community and Economic Development Department 

920-832-6468

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