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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Barland Street in the 1940’s and beyond…
April 8, 2010 – 7:20 am | No Comment

submitted by Constance Iverson
Reading the Fall 2003 edition of the Eastside Hill News with the “articles to share” request, I began exploring memories of my life on the Eastside Hill. I had no idea it …

Recollections of a Children’s Home on Dodge
April 8, 2010 – 6:27 am | No Comment

Interview and article by Lissa Ziehr
In 1926, as a five year old, Marie started her five-year stay at The Children’s Home located at 303 Dodge Street. It was a home for foster children and orphans …

Swimming in the Eau Claire River, 1935 to 1942
April 8, 2010 – 6:15 am | 3 Comments
Swimming in the Eau Claire River, 1935 to 1942

During the summer months, swimming was only done on the south side of the river, accessed through what is now Boyd Park. The north side of the river was quite often polluted with animal waste from the Drummond Meat Packing Company, which was upriver on the northside.

Historic Preservation Adaptive Reuse
April 8, 2010 – 4:34 am | No Comment
Historic Preservation Adaptive Reuse

by Roxanne K. Owens
The Historic Preservation “movement” has been a strong force in our culture for many years. After the Second World War, an economic boom sent the United States into a building frenzy. Areas …

Our Eastside Hill Heritage | Part 5: The Footbridge
April 8, 2010 – 4:02 am | No Comment
Our Eastside Hill Heritage | Part 5: The Footbridge

by Roxanne K. Owens
The progress and promise of the Second Ward began its realization during the 1870s. In January of 1871, it was reported that the East Side had experienced $195,400 in new construction, in …