National Register of Historic Places listings in Eau Claire County, Wisconsin facts for kids
This is a list of the National Register of Historic Places listings in Eau Claire County, Wisconsin. It is intended to provide a comprehensive listing of entries in the National Register of Historic Places that are located in Eau Claire County, Wisconsin. The locations of National Register properties for which the latitude and longitude coordinates are included below may be seen in a map.
There are 62 properties and districts listed on the National Register in the county. Another two properties were once listed but have been removed.
|Name on the Register||Image||Date listed||Location||City or town||Description|
|1||Brady Anderson and Waldemar Ager House||
|514 W. Madison St.
||Eau Claire||Carpenter Brady Anderson built this ornate Victorian house between 1892 and 1894 for his own family. Norwegian-American writer Waldemar Ager bought the house in 1903, and wrote and raised his family there.|
|2||James Barber House||
|132 Marston Ave.
||Eau Claire||Tudor Revival house designed by Harry Wild Jones and built around 1904. Barber was an executive of the Northwestern Lumber Company, involved in other Eau Claire businesses, and a defendant in a case about logging public land in Idaho that went to the Supreme Court.|
|15-21 S. Barstow St.
||Eau Claire||1893 Romanesque Revival building, also known as Chippewa Valley Bank, and Cameron-Drummond-Slagsvold Building.|
|4||Martin Van Buren Barron House||
|221 Washington St.
||Eau Claire||Carpenter Gothic house built in 1871 for Barron, who operated an early flour and feed store, then worked for the Rust-Owen lumber company.|
|5||Einar and Alice Borton House||
|1819 Lyndale Avenue
||Eau Claire||Lustron house, (inexpensive, prefabricated, enameled-steel) built in 1949. Einar was a teller at American National Bank and Trust.|
|6||Sarge Boyd Bandshell||
|First Ave., Owen Park
||Eau Claire||Designed by Alex Garnock and built in 1938 by the WPA to accommodate the popularity of the Eau Claire Municipal Band, the bandshell was dedicated in 1992 to Donald I. "Sarge" Boyd in recognition of the profound influence his half century of musical leadership had on the cultural development of the Chippewa Valley.|
|7||Orlando Brice House||
|120 Marston Ave.
||Eau Claire||Georgian Revival home of an executive of the Wisconsin Refrigerator Company, built 1918.|
|8||California Wine and Liquor Store||
|201 Farmers St.
||Fairchild||1896 brick commercial building.|
|9||Carson Park Baseball Stadium||
|Carson Park Dr., Carson Park
||Eau Claire||The stadium, constructed as a WPA project in 1936 from Downsville sandstone, hosted the Eau Claire Bears and a young Hank Aaron.|
|10||Clarence Chamberlin House||
|322 W. Grand Ave.
||Eau Claire||Chamberlin came to Eau Claire in 1856 as a salesman for the Ingram and Kennedy Lumber company. He built this house in 1881 in Second Empire style. After a fire he added Queen Anne and Classical Revival elements.|
|11||Pearl and Eva Chambers House||
|1615 State St.
||Eau Claire||1928 Colonial Revival home. Pearl was the vice-president of the New Dells Lumber Company.|
|12||Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis & Omaha Railroad Depot||
|324 Putnam Ave.
||Eau Claire||Brownstone depot of the Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis and Omaha Railway, designed by Charles Sumner Frost Richardsonian Romanesque style and built in 1893. Now demolished.|
|13||Christ Church Cathedral and Parish House||
|510 S. Farwell St.
||Eau Claire||The Episcopal congregation built the Tudor Revival parish house in 1910. In 1916 they built the Gothic Revival church building, which was designed by Purcell & Elmslie.|
|203 S. Farwell St.
||Eau Claire||Eau Claire's second city hall, this Classical Revival/Beaux-Arts building was built in 1916.|
|1011 State St.
||Eau Claire||1866 house with exterior of local cobblestones constructed in Gothic Revival style for stonemason Bradley Marcy.|
|16||Community House, First Congregational Church||
||Eau Claire||Prairie School church hall built in 1915, designed by Purcell & Elmslie with touches of Gothic Revival style. The building was funded by Cornelia Ingram, wife of a local lumber baron and member of the Congregational church.|
|17||Confluence Commercial Historic District||
|2-28 S Barstow; 206-316 Eau Claire & 8 S Farwell Sts.
||Eau Claire||Point of origin of city of Eau Claire, at the confluence of the Eau Claire and Chippewa rivers, with contributing buildings including the 1861 Kneer House hotel, the 1875 Derge cigar factory, the 1893 grand Romanesque Revival Drummond-Cameron building, and the 1925 Art Deco Kline's Department Store.|
|About 3 mi. NNW of Augusta off WI 27
||Augusta||The gristmill on Bridge Creek was built in 1864, when wheat was the cash crop in this part of Wisconsin.|
|19||Drummond Business Block||
|409-417 Galloway St.
||Eau Claire||Built from 1879 to 1884, the buildings housed a meat-packing company, a wholesale grocer, and later the Farmers Store.|
|20||David Drummond House||
|1310 State St.
||Eau Claire||Brick Queen Anne-styled house built in 1888 by Drummond, who started a meat-packing business, Eau Claire Gas and Light, a real estate business, and the Pioneer Furniture Company.|
|21||Eau Claire High School||
|314 Doty St.
||Eau Claire||This Collegiate Gothic school, built in 1925, was Eau Claire's only public high school until 1957. Since 1982 it's been used as offices and storage for the school district.|
|22||Eau Claire Masonic Temple||
|317-319 S Barstow & 306 Main Sts.
||Eau Claire||Built in 1899, the former (1899-1927) Eau Claire Masonic Temple is now the Antique Emporium.|
|23||Eau Claire Park Company Addition Historic District||
|Roosevelt, McKinley, and Garfield between Park Ave. and State St.
||Eau Claire||38 contributing homes in various styles, ranging from the Dutch Colonial Revival Stokes home built in 1907 to a 1936 house in International Style on Roosevelt Ave. to Ranch-style houses built in the early 1950s.|
|24||Eau Claire Public Library||
|217 S. Farwell St.
||Eau Claire||Carnegie library built in 1903. Designed in Classical Revival style by Patton & Miller.|
|25||Eau Claire Vocational School||
|1300 1st Ave.
||Eau Claire||3.5-story factory built in 1891, in which the Eau Claire Trunk Company made suitcases. The city converted it to a vocational school in 1941. Housed the city's Parks, Rec and Forestry department from 1968 to 2009.|
|26||Christine Eichert House||
|527 N. Barstow St.
||Eau Claire||Queen Anne house built in 1897-98 for Eichert, a partner in the John Walter Brewing Company, and sister to John.|
|27||Emery Street Bungalow District||
|Emery St. between Chauncey and Agnes Sts.
||Eau Claire||Largely intact neighborhood of middle-class bungalow-style homes built between 1915 and 1930.|
|28||First Methodist Episcopal Church||
|421 S. Farwell St.
||Eau Claire||The Neo-Gothic church, built in 1911, still contains its original Kimball and Company pipe organ.|
|29||Gilbert Gikling House||
|421 Talmadge St.
||Eau Claire||Gikling worked in a lumber mill and for the Linderman Box and Veneer Company. He built this Queen Anne house in 1895.|
|30||James Stephen Hoover and Elizabeth Borland Memorial Chapel||
|Lakeview Cemetery, Buffington Dr.
||Eau Claire||Neo-Gothic cemetery chapel, constructed in 1936.|
|31||John Johnson Saloon||
|216 Fifth Ave.
||Eau Claire||Wooden "Boomtown" style tavern constructed in 1882. Now demolished.|
|32||Kaiser Lumber Company Office||
|1004 Menomonie St.
||Eau Claire||Brick commercial vernacular office built in 1905. Kaiser was the last lumber company established in Eau Claire. It subsumed the Daniel Shaw company, and operated sawmills, lumber kilns, a planing mill, a lath mill, and a box factory, operating from 1905 to 1939.|
|33||A. L. Kenyon House||
|333 Garfield Ave.
||Eau Claire||Upscale bungalow built in 1915.|
|34||Levi Merrill House||
|120 Ferry St.
||Eau Claire||1873 house mixing elements of Gothic Revival and Classical Revival styles. Merrill was a stonemason who owned the Mount Washington stone quarry, up the bluff behind the house.|
|35||Oatman Filling Station||
|102 Ferry St.
||Eau Claire||This 1931 house-type gas station was designed to blend into its suburban neighborhood.|
|602 Water St.
||Eau Claire||Wooden false front saloon and home constructed after the 1882 fire. May have catered to French-Canadian laborers from the lumber mills nearby.|
|37||John S. Owen House||
|907 Porter Ave.
||Eau Claire||Colonial Revival home built in 1923 for Owen, one of Eau Claire's lumber barons.|
|401-409 Water St.
||Eau Claire||Gothic styled block of brick stores built in 1882.|
|39||Jane E. Putnam Memorial Chapel||
|Forest Hill Cemetery, Emery St.
||Eau Claire||Neo-Gothic-styled chapel in Forest Hill Cemetery built in 1908 in memory of Jane's husband H. C. Putnam, land agent and philanthropist.|
|40||Randall Park Historic District||
|Roughly bounded by Lake and Niagara Sts., 3rd and 5th Aves.
||Eau Claire||Early Eau Claire residential neighborhood, where both businessmen and laborers lived near the mills on Half Moon Lake.|
|41||Adin Randall House||
|526 Menomonie St.
||Eau Claire||Upright and Wing house built in 1862. Randall was an early settler and promoter of Eau Claire. He ran a ferry across the Chippewa, a planing mill, a sash and door factory, and invented the sheer boom to efficiently shunt logs into Half Moon Lake.|
|42||Roosevelt Avenue Historic District||
|415,419,429,443,449 & 455 Roosevelt Ave.
||Eau Claire||Cluster of five houses built from 1929 to 1941 along Little Niagara Creek.|
|43||Sacred Heart Church||
|418 N. Dewey St.
||Eau Claire||Romanesque Revival church built in 1928 by Catholic congregation to replace earlier church buildings which had been on the site since around 1875.|
|44||Saint Edward's Chapel||
|1129 Bellevue Ave.
||Eau Claire||Neo-Gothic mission church building built 1889-1896 by the local Episcopal congregation. Converted to a home 1923-1926.|
|45||Salsbury Row House||
|302-310 W. Grand Ave.
||Eau Claire||Wood-frame Victorian row house built in 1891. Owner lived in corner unit; others were rentals. Sole remaining row house in Eau Claire.|
|105 Garfield Ave.
||Eau Claire||Built around 1916 to house Eau Claire State Normal School, in Collegiate Gothic style. It was then called "Old Main." Today it's the administration building for UW-Eau Claire.|
|47||William and Tilla Schwahn House||
|447 McKinley Ave.
||Eau Claire||1928 Georgian Revival home of Schwahn, part owner of a saddlery factory on Wisconsin Street.|
|48||Second Ward School||
|1105 Main St.
||Eau Claire||Collegiate Gothic school built around 1916. Renamed "Boyd School" in 1951 and operated until 2002. Now apartments.|
|49||Soo Line Locomotive 2719||
||Eau Claire||Locomotive moved in 2006 to the Lake Superior Railroad Museum in Duluth, Minnesota|
|50||St. Joseph's Chapel||
|Sacred Heart Cemetery, Omaha St.
||Eau Claire||Gothic Revival chapel built in 1896 in Sacred Heart cemetery.|
|51||St. Patrick's Church||
|322 Fulton St
||Eau Claire||Catholic church built in Gothic Revival style in 1885. It's the oldest remaining church in Eau Claire.|
|606 Second Ave.
||Eau Claire||1909 Prairie School home designed by Purcell & Feick. J. D. R. Steven was part owner of Eau Claire Book and Stationary.|
|53||Temple of Free Masonry||
|616 Graham Ave.
||Eau Claire||Built in 1927, the primary purpose of the Temple of Free Masonry, better known as the Masonic Center or Temple, has been to provide meeting space for the area's Masonic organizations. Since the mid-1990s, it has also served as the rain/rehearsal site for the Eau Claire Municipal Band.|
|54||Third Ward Historic District||
|Roughly bounded by Chippewa River, Park Pl., Gilbert Ave., and Farwell St.
||Eau Claire||Prestigious residential neighborhood. Boundary increase (listed September 10, 2004): Approximately seven blks in the Third Ward bounded by State St., Summit Ave., Farwell St. and Garfield Ave.|
|55||Union Auto Company||
|505 S. Barstow St.
||Eau Claire||This 1917 building had an auto showroom at street-level and an elevator to lift cars to the higher floors. The reinforced concrete structure was a rather new technology, strong enough to support cars at all three levels.|
|56||Union National Bank||
|131 S. Barstow St.
||Eau Claire||1930 Art Deco building. Union Bank had roots in local banks that went back to the 1870s.|
|57||US Post Office and Courthouse||
|500 S. Barstow Commons
||Eau Claire||Classical Revival courthouse and post office, built in 1907. Also known as Eau Claire Federal Building.|
|605 N. Barstow St.
||Eau Claire||1897 Queen Anne house, built for John Walter, who brewed Walter's Beer just a few blocks to the north.|
|59||Water Street Historic District||
|402-436 & 401-421 Water St.
||Eau Claire||This little business district began as a steamboat landing on the Chippewa River in the 1850s. Today it's a funky little "other downtown" that serves the University community.|
|60||Dr. Nels Werner House||
|443 Roosevelt Ave.
||Eau Claire||Georgian Revival home built in 1929 for a local physician.|
|61||Roy Wilcox House||
|104 Wilcox St
||Eau Claire||Wilcox was an Eau Claire trial lawyer and state senator 1917-20. He built this Prairie School/Georgian Revival home around 1915.|
|62||George F. Winslow House||
|210 Oakwood Pl.
||Eau Claire||1889 Queen Anne house designed by architect George Franklin Barber. Winslow published the Woodsman Journal and sold patent medicines to lumbermen in northern Wisconsin.|
|Name on the Register||Image||Date listed||Date removed||Location||City or town||Summary|
|1||Phoenix Manufacturing Company||
||Forest and Wisconsin Sts.
||Eau Claire||Company formed in 1861 to build and repair sawmill machinery. Moved to Forest and Wisconsin in 1874 and made bandsaws and the Phoenix steam hauler, a sort of locomotive on bulldozer tracks for pulling loads of logs through the woods. Now redeveloped as Phoenix Park.|
|2||Kline's Department Store||
||6-10 S. Barstow St.
||Eau Claire||Department store built in 1926 with elements of Commercial Gothic and Art Deco styles. Demolished in 2014|
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