Alma National Historic District

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Main and Second Streets
Alma, WI 54610

In 1982, 346 acres and over 200 buildings were included in the designation of the City of Alma as a National Historic District when it was placed on the National Register of Historic Places.  The district is roughly bounded by railroad tracks, 2nd Street, Swift Street and Cedar Street.  Three periods of significance were recognized:  1850-1874, 1875-1899, 1900-1924

The National Historic District shows architectural styles of the late 1800s and early 1900s. Blocks within the District are separated by unique stairways given street names. Alma is located along the Mississippi River, stretched snugly between the river and steep 500 foot bluffs. Early settlers were attracted to the area because it reminded them of their homelands, Switzerland and Germany.

Directions: On Hwy 35 Wisconsin Great River Road/National Scenic Byway