Orchard Street Residential Historic District

Location Racine, Wisconsin
Project Type National Register Nomination
Year 2016

The fall of Racine County’s agricultural industry, accompanied by upgrading rural schools, installing electricity and telephones, proliferation of automobiles, and the resulting improvement of roads, led to expansion into rural areas. Areas at the city’s edge became suburban enclaves to more prosperous residents. Representing prevailing architectural styles between 1929 and 1958, Bungalow, Ranch, and Period Revival styles such as Tudor Revival, Colonial Revival, and Mediterranean Revival, are prominent within the district. Orchard Street remains one of the best preserved areas of early suburban houses in Racine.