Historic District Walking Tour Brochures
Would you like to learn more about Marshfield’s history? Why not try a walking tour?
Over the past year, Marshfield’s Historic Preservation Committee, in collaboration with other local organizations, developed a series of walking tour brochures for Marshfield’s Historic Districts in an effort to increase public awareness and marketing of Marshfield’s heritage and historic resources.
The brochures invite readers to stroll through neighborhoods and look back in time. Maps and photos identify and take you past historically significant properties within the districts while text tells the unique story of each. Informative distinctions are made throughout the text that will allure thoughtful conversation and have you reflecting upon historic times.
Walking tour brochures have been completed for all five historic districts. CENTRAL AVENUE HISTORIC DISTRICT is the dense concentration of commercial buildings between Depot & 3rd Street; PLEASANT HILL HISTORIC DISTRICT is the residential neighborhood just east of Downtown; WEST PARK STREET HISTORIC DISTRICT is the small group of residences located on the 300 and 400 blocks of W. Park Street; UPHAM HOUSE HISTORIC DISTRICT includes Upham Mansion and a small group of residences in the 3rd and 4th Street block just west of Downtown. WEST 5TH STREET – WEST 6TH STREET HISTORIC DISTRICT is the large collection of homes between Adams & Oak Avenue.
Hard copies of the brochure can be obtained by contacting either the Marshfield Convention and Visitors Bureau, Main Street Marshfield, Inc. or the Department of Planning and Economic Development. Electronic versions of the brochures will also be available on all three of these organizations' websites.
This project is funded in part by a grant from the Wisconsin Humanities Council, with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the State of Wisconsin, and the Jeffris Family Foundation. Matching funds are provided by Main Street Marshfield, Inc. and the Marshfield Convention and Visitors Bureau. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this project do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.