Contact: Kara O’Keeffe
Allouez, Wis. – The Wisconsin Historical Society placed the Miramar Drive Residential Historic District (Allouez, Brown County) on the State Register of Historic Places.
The Miramar Drive Residential Historic District contains one of Allouez’ finest concentrations of single family homes constructed between 1920 and 1967. The prevalence of architect-designed, Period Revival styles including Tudor Revival, Colonial Revival, and later Ranch styles together constitute a well-defined and visually distinct architectural district. The district, marked by two brick piers at the western entry to Miramar Drive, was also a commuter neighborhood of a rising upper-middle class in the Green Bay area. Doctors, lawyers, businessmen, managers, and professional football players and coaches all owned houses in the district. The plat of Miramar itself is stretched out, east-west, from the Fox River to Webster Avenue, a development pattern that helps define the character of the neighborhood. Homeowners take pride in the architectural character of this district, and it therefore remains a popular residential neighborhood.
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 www.wisconsinhistory.org.
About Wisconsin Historical Society
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