Wausau, Wis – The Wisconsin Historical Society announces the listing of the Highland Park Historic District in the National Register of Historic Places on October 17, 2022. 

The Highland Park Historic District is comprised of over 40 single-family residences constructed between the 1920s and 1970s. Located in a planned subdivision within the city limits, the neighborhood boasts tree lined streets, a hilly terrain, and well-landscaped boulevards with grass-covered medians and paved walking paths. The Highland Park neighborhood was platted in 1925 and only six residences were constructed before the Great Depression. In 1936 new construction commenced; however, it was halted yet again due to World War II and the moratorium on domestic housing construction. As a result, there is a large collection of mid-century residences.

Many of the architectural styles popularized through this time period are reflected in the historic district; they include the Shingle style, Prairie School, Colonial Revival, Tudor Revival, Mediterranean Revival, Spanish Eclectic, French Eclectic, Monterey, International, Contemporary, Ranch and Wrightian examples. Several noted architects in the state designed residences in the neighborhood, including George Foster (and Foster and Yasko), Oppenhamer and Obel, Eschweiler and Eschweiler, Armin C. Frank and Frank Lloyd Wright.

Additional information for the Highland Park Historic District is available at:


To learn more about the State and National Register programs in Wisconsin, visit: https://wisconsinhistory.org/hp/register/

About the Wisconsin Historical Society

The Wisconsin Historical Society, founded in 1846, ranks as one of the largest, most active and most diversified state historical societies in the nation. As both a state agency and a private membership organization, its mission is to help people connect to the past by collecting, preserving and sharing stories. The Wisconsin Historical Society serves millions of people every year through a wide range of sites, programs and services. For more information, visit wisconsinhistory.org.

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