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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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 …

Our Eastside Hill Heritage | Part 4: The German Lutherans
April 8, 2010 – 1:34 am | No Comment
Our Eastside Hill Heritage | Part 4: The German Lutherans

by Roxanne K. Owens
The linguistic and cultural heritage of immigrants created settlement patterns in large and small cities alike. The first German immigrants who came to Eau Claire began to cluster in Wards 6 and …

Natural History of the Eau Claire River in the Eastside Hill Area
April 7, 2010 – 6:11 am | No Comment
Natural History of the Eau Claire River in the Eastside Hill Area

by Rob Kuchta
The suspension bridge over the Eau Claire River offers the pedestrian two views into the natural world that forms the northern boundary of the East Hill. One of these views gives us a …