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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Memories: An Eastside Hill Family
April 9, 2010 – 2:30 am | 5 Comments
Memories: An Eastside Hill Family

The rushing of the river… the hum of Uniroyal, kids laughing and playing in Boyd park, and the train whistling in the distance … these are the sounds I hear when I close my eyes on the East Hill. These sounds bring back many memories of my childhood. My family has been on the East hill since 1930. My great grandfather bought a home on East Grand Avenue that my grandmother, uncle, and mother grew up in …

The “Cave Lady”
April 8, 2010 – 9:56 pm | No 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 …

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 …