Veterans Cottages Historic District

The Veterans Cottages Historic District is located in King, Waupaca County, Wisconsin.

Veterans Cottages Historic District
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A portion of the district.
LocationOff WI 22, King, Waupaca County, Wisconsin
Area5 acres (2.0 ha)
MPSWisconsin Home for Veterans TR
NRHP reference No.85001367[1]
Added to NRHPJune 19, 1985

HistoryEdit

The cottages were built after the Grand Army of the Republic decided to make homes where war veterans and their wives could live together, an unusual step for the time, now known as the Wisconsin Veterans Home. In 1929, the state took control of the site and has since continued to use it for veterans' housing.

The district was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1985 and on the State Register of Historic Places in 1989.[2] The Commandant's Residence Home and the Veterans Home Chapel are located in the district.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. November 2, 2013.
  2. ^ "Off WI 22". Wisconsin Historical Society. Retrieved 2018-04-10.