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Explore Historic Washington Avenue in Oshkosh, Wis.

From 1900 to 1930, the current Washington Avenue Neoclassical Historic District was the city's cultural and social hotspot. This tour's six buildings are remarkable for their architecture, but equally fascinating are the personalities that changed Oshkosh forever. Estimated time: 30 - 40 minutes.

  • 1.

    Oshkosh in 1900

    Oshkosh in 1900

    Oshkosh was a booming, industrial city following a recession and series of devastating fires.

  • 2.

    Oshkosh Public Library

    Oshkosh Public Library

    Built: 1900 Style: Neoclassical Architect: William Waters

  • 3.

    Fraternal Reserve Association

    Fraternal Reserve Association

    Built: 1914 Style: Georgian Revival Architect: Henry Auler (Washington Place Historical Flats)

  • 4.

    The Goettmann Printing Company

    The Goettmann Printing Company

    Built: 1924 Style: Neoclassical Builder: Ganther Construction

  • 5.

    Oshkosh Masonic Center

    Oshkosh Masonic Center

    Built: 1925 Style: Neoclassical Architect: Auler, Jensen & Brown

  • 6.

    Wisconsin National Life Insurance Building

    Wisconsin National Life Insurance Building

    Built: 1925 Style: Neoclassical Architect: Auler, Jensen and Brown (Winnebago Co. Human Services)

  • 7.

    U.S.Post Office & Federal Building

    U.S.Post Office & Federal Building

    Built: 1929/1931 Style: Neoclassical Supervising Architect: James A. Wetmore (Oshkosh Office Center)

  • 8.

    William Waters Plaza

    William Waters Plaza

    Dedicated in honor of architect William Waters: 1980. Currently undergoing a complete redevelopment.

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