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Watson Street Historic District
Taking a walk through the downtown Watson Street Commercial Historic District is like turning back the hands of time. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Ripon's "main street" has been brought back to life with facade restorations, the installation of ornamental street lights, banners, and trees. The construction dates of the buildings reflect the significant amount of reconstruction that took place after disastrous fires wiped out almost two whole blocks of frame constructed commercial buildings in 1868 and 1869 and other fires during the 1870's and 1880's. Little construction took place in the district after 1890, except in the 300 block of Watson Street, where the commercial business district was stretching to its limits.
Choose Your List(s)
- State Historic Sign Site
Auralai - Cedar Ridge Sessions hosted by Thrasher Opera House 8/15/2020 Ripon - 2.22 miles away
Craig Baumann & The Story - The 506 Sessions at Thrasher 8/21/2020 Green Lake - 6.03 miles away
St. John's Carryout Picnic Dinner 8/16/2020 Princeton - 15.14 miles away
Square Fare 6/20/2020 Oshkosh - 19.31 miles away
Museum Curiosities & Their Stories 8/16/2020 - 1/10/2021 Oshkosh - 19.31 miles away
CANCELED - Spark: Graphic Arts Festival 8/21/2020 - 8/23/2020 Fond du Lac - 19.78 miles away
Pocket Kings 8/20/2020 Fond du Lac - 20.21 miles away
CANCELED - Father Marquette Day 8/15/2020 Montello - 24.66 miles away