History and Architecture

Described as “the finest collection of 1840 to 1915 architecture of any small town in Wisconsin” by the Wisconsin State Historical Society, Evansville boasts an incredible collection of painted ladies, Craftsman bungalows, and Italinate beauties — just to name a few.  As home to the second-oldest Nationally Registered Historic District in Wisconsin, the citizens and community of Evansville takes pride in its unique and varied collection of historic places for you to experience.

Evansville citizens, community leaders, and business leaders have taken care to preserve and revitalize both residential and commercial buildings throughout the City.  The recent rediscovery and re-installation of the original brick pavers along Main Street was a signature rehabilitation project that perfectly complements the Historic Downtown retail / business district.  Our efforts have gained recognition, with a number of projects receiving historic preservation awards.


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