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Hover or click each green location marker to learn more about the History of Sheboygan Falls.

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Hover or click each green location marker to learn more about the History of Sheboygan Falls. For best viewing, tilt your phone horizontally.

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The Cole Historic District is one of the few remaining historic districts in the state of Wisconsin to display the early development of a Wisconsin community from the 1830s and 1840s. The district's two residences, mill house and hotel, built between 1837 and 1848 in Greek Revival style, were owned by pioneer settler and entrepreneur Charles D. Cole. After the construction of the Sheboygan River bridge in 1839, this area declined and the City of Sheboygan Falls developed on the west side of the river.

The Cole Historic District is one of the few remaining historic districts in the state of Wisconsin to display the early development of a Wisconsin community from the 1830s and 1840s. The district's two residences, mill house and hotel, built between 1837 and 1848 in Greek Revival style, were owned by pioneer settler and entrepreneur Charles D. Cole. After the construction of the Sheboygan River bridge in 1839, this area declined and the City of Sheboygan Falls developed on the west side of the river.

In 1868, one of the most disastrous fires in Falls history occurred.  This blaze consumed several businesses on the east side of Broadway, one block north of the railroad.  Many buildings were destroyed.  The following are examples of businesses that were built in the "Burnt District".

As you complete your River Walk stroll at the Broadway Street Bridge continue south along Broadway towards the downtown and experience one of the finest downtown riverfront parks in Wisconsin.  Completed in 2002 with nearly $800,000 in donated private funding, this beautiful park sits on the site of the original Bemis Mfg. Plant B. Donated by Bemis for a city park, it offers direct access to the most picturesque parts of The Sheboygan River and the dam site.  Offering winding lanes to stroll, as well as benches and a gazebo to rest and reflect on the beauty of nature.