Portage Retail Historic District

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Information: 608-742-6242
Toll Free: 800-474-2525
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The Fox-Wisconsin waterway and Portage Canal placed Portage in the center of heavy commercial traffic in the 1800s, distributing lumber, grain and other supplies. It was also an early railroad center and highway crossroad. The most rapid expansion in this National Register District took place after the Civil War with construction often in Portage cream brick. In the midst of these Victorian facade buildings, there is a thriving diversified retail district in what is now a county seat. Walking tour maps available at the Chamber Office.

  • Features
    • Disabled Access
  • State Historic Sign Site
    • Yes
  • Tour Type
    • Walking Tours
  • History/Heritage Type
    • Wisconsin History

Nearby Places

1
Drury Gallery Exhibits 9/07/2018 - 9/29/2018 Portage - 0.16 miles away
2
Black Marigold 1/12/2019 Portage - 0.16 miles away
3
Crane Congregations 11/16/2018 - 11/18/2018 Baraboo - 9.18 miles away
4
Candlelight Ski, Hike and Snowshoe 1/05/2019 Baraboo - 17.52 miles away
5
Christmas on the Farm 12/15/2018 Malone - 17.59 miles away
6
A Carpenters Christmas 12/16/2018 Prairie Du Sac - 22.29 miles away
7
Christmas Shop Hop 12/15/2018 Waunakee - 24.01 miles away
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Christmas Shop Hop 12/15/2018 Waunakee - 24.01 miles away