Bangor, LaCrosse County WI – The Wisconsin Historical Society announces the listing of the Bangor Commercial Historic District in the National Register of Historic Places on October 11, 2022.

The Bangor Commercial Historic District is a collection of retail and service buildings within the downtown commercial corridor in the small village of Bangor. This historic district represents the growth and evolution of commerce in downtown Bangor from the 1870s through the post-World War II era. During this period, nearly all of Bangor’s historic commercial activity, which included retail sales, banking and professional services, took place downtown. These buildings changed ownership and use throughout this period, reflecting the varying needs of local residents within Bangor and the surrounding township.

This small district spans approximately two city blocks and contains Bangor’s only concentration of architecturally significant historic commercial buildings. Architectural styles found within this district include Italianate, Queen Anne, Romanesque Revival and Contemporary styles, as well as Commercial Vernacular and Twentieth Century Commercial forms. These buildings are representative of the evolution of more than 80 years of commercial building design and construction within a relatively small footprint. 

Additional information for the Bangor Commercial Historic District is available at

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