10th and Cass Residential Historic District

10th St and Cass St | Nationally Designated 12/13/2000

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Roughly bounded by Main Street, 11th Street, Cameron Avenue, and South 8th Street, La Crosse, La Crosse County
Dates of construction of contributing buildings: 1858-1940
The houses located in the 10th and Cass Street Historic District in La Crosse represent a variety of architectural styles popular during the mid-19th to mid-20th centuries. The growth of the district followed the economic expansion of the lumber industry in the La Crosse region and some of the city’s most prominent local industrialists, businessmen, and professionals lived in the neighborhood.

The majority of the district’s homes were built before 1900. The earliest large homes in the neighborhood are examples of the Italianate style, which is characterized by tall arched windows with hood molds, bay windows, and overhanging eaves supported by brackets. The most prevalent architectural style in the neighborhood is the Queen Anne style, which was popular in Wisconsin from 1880 until 1910. Queen Anne houses are characterized by an overall sense of irregularity, with multiple, steep roofs, towers and turrets, and the inclusion of stained or leaded glass. Locally prominent architects Gustav Stolze and Hugo Schick designed many of the examples found within the district, as well as in the city. During the early twentieth century, new home construction mirrored national trends with examples of Period Revival, Prairie School and American Foursquare house designs.

The houses in the district are private residences. Please respect the rights and privacy of the owners.
-(Historical Notes from Wisconsin Architecture and History Inventory).

Additional information can be found on the National Register of Historic Places.