Beloit’s Historic Districts:
There are three registered historic districts within the City of Beloit.
- College Park (Near East Side) Historic District
- Bluff Street Historic District
- Merrill Street Historic District
College Park Historic District
Note: The maps displayed are from the original survey and application for registration. In the case of the College Park historic district the final district boundary does not include First Baptist church and the adjacent ‘Pivotal’ residence both on College St. as shown shown on these maps..
Bluff Street Historic District
..Merrill Street Historic District
Sponsored by the State of WI and available to home owners living within Beloits historic districts and individually landmarked homes. Home owners living outside the historic districts may be eligible to apply. Click this link for information and application form.
Beloit Historic Preservation > General Information
Beloit Historic Preservation > Landmarks Commission (Landmarks Commission meets on the 3rd Tuesday of every month at 7:00 in the City Hall Forum. The public is invited to attend.)
Beloit Municipal Code > Chapter 32 HISTORIC PRESERVATION(You’ll need to click through to Chapter 32)
Beloit Historic Preservation > Publications & Reference Materials
Beloit Historic Preservation > Merrill Street Historic District
Beloit Historic Preservation > List of Beloits Historic Properties
Beloit Comprehensive Plan > Chapter IV: Housing and Neighborhood Development
Beloit Neighborhood Planning Division > Community Development Block Grant Program
Beloit homes pics taken during various historic surveys > Wisconsin State Architecture and History Inventory
(Look up old photos of your home and those in and around Beloit historic districts – Select Rock County then search by street)
Other WI Communities:
Evansville: Historic District
La Crosse: Preservation Alliance of La Crosse
State of WI:
National Trust’s “Main Street” program for downtowns
Beloit – Wikipedia
Beloit College – International Performing Arts & Lecture Series
Beloit College – Museums (Logan Museum of Anthropology, Wright Museum of Art, Public Art)
BIFF (Beloit International Film Festival)
City of Beloit – Yahoo Groups forum dating from 98′
Kids Fun and Drama- KFAD, Beloit’s Music & Acting Troupe for Kids
New Court Theater
Society for Learning Unlimited (S.L.U.)
Visit Beloit Visitor & Tourism Center
Wisconsin Theater Works
Austin’s Barber Shop
Pretty Boy Studios
The Gun Club (not downtown but live music in vintage venue)
Greater Beloit Area Crime Stoppers 24/7 Tip Line 608-362-7463
Department of Public Works 364-2929 (graffiti removal)
Officer Mackey 364-3339 (neighborhood PD officer)
State of Wisconsin Dept. of Corrections (sex offenders registry)
Auny Pole – Photographer
Joe Bavone – Eclectic Blog
Mark Preuschl – Photographer, Beloit Booster
Matt Forbeck – Fantasy author, game creator
Tom Warren – Author, Thomas Franklin Warren
Renovation Restoration Resources
Clem Labine’s Traditional Building – a great periodical.
Cook County Demolition Sales – salvage and hard to find architectual items.
John Leeke’s Historic Homes Works – Renovation / Restoration Consultant
Matchess Carpentry and Restoration – Windows, porches, structural….
Olde Window Restorers – They do, well…
Place Economics – A Washington, D.C.-based real estate and economic development-consulting firm. The firm specializes in services to public and non-profit sector clients who are dealing with downtown and neighborhood commercial district revitalization and the reuse of historic structures.
Preservation Directory – historic preservation, building restoration, historic real estate
Renaissance Resotration, Inc. – Restoration Contractors
The OHJ Guide To Restoration (The single most important book you should have in your ‘old house’ library. A directory of goods and services providers specifically for owners of old homes.)
Preservation Trades & Education