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Property Name Richards Hill Residential Historic District
Reference Number 13000403
State Wisconsin
County Jefferson
Town Watertown
Street Address Generally bounded by Western Avenue, Richards Avenue, Thomas A venue, and Livsey Place along with portions of Harvey A venue and Charles Steet
Multiple Property Submission Name N/A
Status Listed 6/14/2013
Areas of Significance ARCHITECTURE
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The Richards Hill Residential Historic District was first identified as potentially eligible for nomination to the National Register of Historic Places in the City of Watertown, Wisconsin - Architectural and Historical Intensive Survey which was completed in 1986. It was identified for its concentration of single-family dwellings constructed between approximately 1854 and 1950, having local significance under National Register Criterion C for Architecture. Utilizing the Wisconsin Historical Society's Cultural Resource Management in Wisconsin, research centered on evaluating the resources within the district utilizing the Federal, Gothic Revival, Queen Anne, Bungalow, and Period Revival styles subsections of the Architecture study unit and other sources. The results of this research are detailed below and show that the Richards Hill Residential Historic District is locally significant under National Register Criterion Cas an architecturally and historically important collection of residential buildings that together constitute a well-defined and visually distinct geographic and historic entity.


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