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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Our Eastside Hill Heritage | Part 3: Easthill Businesses
April 7, 2010 – 5:40 am | No Comment
Our Eastside Hill Heritage | Part 3: Easthill Businesses

by Roxanne K. Owens

In a previous installment it was noted that the major challenge facing people who chose to live in the Second Ward was “The Hill.” Initial grading of the East Hill was done …

Our Great Flood!
April 7, 2010 – 5:01 am | No Comment
Our Great Flood!

by Doug Reace
Standing on top of the large hill overlooking the Forest Hill cemetery, one can see seven to eight miles east in the direction of Altoona and Seymour, out towards Tower Ridge, and view …

Our Eastside Hill Heritage | Part 2: Forest Hill Cemetery
April 7, 2010 – 3:42 am | No Comment
Our Eastside Hill Heritage | Part 2: Forest Hill Cemetery

by Nancy Wesenberg
Forest Hill Cemetery is surely one of the most prominent features of our East Hill neighborhood, and if you spend any amount of time there, you will notice that locals use the cemetery …

Our Eastside Hill Heritage | Part 1: Location, Location, Location
April 7, 2010 – 2:46 am | No Comment
Our Eastside Hill Heritage | Part 1: Location, Location, Location

by Roxanne K. Owens
The history of every urban community is closely tied to its own unique location and Eau Claire’s story and the story of the East Hill are consistent with …

Once there were twelve… and now there are none.
April 2, 2010 – 5:25 am | No Comment
Once there were twelve… and now there are none.

by Armond Beguhn
In the late 1940’s and early 1950’s, there were twelve family, or “mom and pop” type grocery stores in the Eastside Hill area of Eau Claire.
The resident manager, or if the store was …