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Portage Retail Historic District

View Website Favorite (1) 104 W. Cook Street - Portage, WI 53901
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
  • History/Heritage Type
    • Wisconsin History
  • Tour Type
    • Walking Tours

Nearby Places

1
VIRTUAL-Elementary & Middle School Art Exhibit 3/05/2021 - 4/03/2021 Portage - 0.16 miles away
2
VIRTUAL-Saturday Theatre Workshops 2/06/2021 Portage - 0.16 miles away
3
Portage High School Art Exhibit 5/07/2021 - 5/28/2021 Portage - 0.16 miles away
4
CANCELED - Fabrication - The Runway Show 3/12/2021 Baraboo - 14.87 miles away
5
Baraboo Mystery Weekend 4/24/2021 - 4/25/2021 Baraboo - 14.97 miles away
6
Downtown Baraboo Wine Walk 5/07/2021 Baraboo - 15.06 miles away
7
Downtown Baraboo Fair on the Square 5/15/2021 Baraboo - 15.06 miles away
8
Dells Rare Barrel Affair 4/24/2021 Wisconsin Dells - 17.14 miles away