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

Nearby Places

1
Animal, Vegetable, Sustainable Art Exhibit 10/02/2020 - 10/31/2020 Portage - 0.16 miles away
2
CANCELED - Chili'n at the Cabin at Surgeons Quarters 10/10/2020 Portage - 1.65 miles away
3
Friends of MacKenzie Fall Festival 10/06/2019 Poynette - 10.61 miles away
4
Baraboo Mystery Weekend 9/26/2020 - 9/27/2020 Baraboo - 14.97 miles away
5
Downtown Baraboo Fair on the Square 10/10/2020 Baraboo - 15.06 miles away
6
Haunted Kilbourn: Original Dells Ghost Walk 5/22/2020 Wisconsin Dells - 17.06 miles away
7
Victorian Kilbourn Walking Tour 5/08/2020 Wisconsin Dells - 17.06 miles away
8
Cemetary Tour (Civil War) 5/15/2020 Wisconsin Dells - 22.67 miles away