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Namur Historic District

Namur, Wisconsin
County of Door.
National Register Number: 87002553
Resource type: District.
Property type: Historic District: Architectural. The threat level was Watch in
Congressional District: WI-8 Certified Local Government: NO
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Current use/information: Historic District.

Statement of Significance (as of designation - December 14, 1990):
Located in northeastern Wisconsin, this area contains the Nation's largest known concentration of Belgian-influenced farmsteads, other rural buildings, and landscapes features. Namur is a lively ethnic enclave where French is still spoken with a Walloon accent, and where the heritage of the area is evident in food and ethnic festivals. Although Belgian settlement of the area dates to the 1850s, most of the buildings were constructed after the great Peshtigo Fire of 1871.

There are no known threats to the landmark.

The state highway 57 4-lane improvement project will be completed in fall 2008. This project reroutes the highway wouth of the Namur Historic District. This should take some redevelopment pressure off of the properties in the district.

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