Contact: Kara O’Keeffe

Sun Prairie, Wis. – The Wisconsin Historical Society placed the Sun Prairie Downtown Historic District in Sun Prairie, Dane County on the State Register of Historic Places on February 15, 2019.

The district is significant for its exceptional collection of commercial buildings representing the historic commercial core of the community for over 90 years. The district has a charming collection of Queen Anne, Romanesque Revival, Neo-Classical Revival, Twentieth Century Commercial styles, and Commercial Vernacular design.  These buildings help tell the story of commercial development as well as the development of popular architectural styles as they evolved for 80 years.

The State Register is Wisconsin’s official list of state properties determined to be significant to Wisconsin’s heritage. The State Historic Preservation Office at the Wisconsin Historical Society administers both the State Register and National Register in Wisconsin.

To learn more about the State and National Register programs in Wisconsin, visit

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