Do you live in a Sears & Roebuck kit home?
April 9, 2010 – 3:51 am | 7 Comments

“My family grew up on the Easthill and I have always loved the structure of homes I rode by on my bike and went trick or treating to on Halloween. But it wasn’t until I was helping my ‘then future husband” purchase a home that I noticed how similar many of the Easthill homes look. In fact, you could say some looked exactly the same? So I went sleuthing…”

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Three Interesting Neighborhood Residents
of Yore
August 8, 2010 – 1:55 am | No Comment
Three Interesting Neighborhood Residents <br />of Yore

by Roxanne K. Owens | Have you ever wondered if anyone famous came from our Eastside Hill neighborhood? The following is at least a partial listing of the famous, the infamous, and the semi-famous.

An Eastside Hill Business Chronology
July 19, 2010 – 5:52 am | No Comment
An Eastside Hill Business Chronology

by Roxanne K. Owens | A quick history of business and development highlights on the Eastside Hill from 1859 to 1945. Including everything from the first city jail built on Doty Street to the “Wide A Wake Shoe Repair” shop on East Grand Avenue to the day work began on Wagner’s Bowling Alley.

Historic Property Study in the Eastside Hill
April 9, 2010 – 8:13 am | No Comment
Historic Property Study in the Eastside Hill

by Pat Ivory, City of Eau Claire
The Eau Claire Landmarks Commission recently received a grant from the Wisconsin Historical Society to conduct a study of the Eastside Hill Neighborhood to identify properties that may be …

The “Cave Lady”
April 8, 2010 – 9:56 pm | One Comment
The “Cave Lady”

by John DeRosier
Married to Wilbur Phillips with five children, Violet Leigh lived in a cave on the south bank of the Eau Claire River. That was in August 1917 and the cave is still there, …

Muldoon’s Men’s Wear
April 8, 2010 – 7:30 am | One Comment
Muldoon’s Men’s Wear

by Kristen Gundry
Before there was talk of a 53 bypass, and before the advent of the Gateway Shopping Center, there was Muldoon’s Men’s Wear. This locally owned business has called the Eastside Hill home since …