First Congregational Church (1919-1921) / Community House (1914)

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The City of Eau Claire Landmark Commission has erected a number of "Historic Building" markers. These are small, silver metal markers a top a brown wooded 2x4 post, mounted on a wooden backing that is covered with a wooden "roof", and are part of a comprehensive Historic Preservation Plan to "preserve and enhance the cultural and historic resources within the City of Eau Claire." The markers are placed in front of the significant building / site.  Click here for an example of the marker and its placement.

Marker Location:
Erected 1982 by City of Eau Claire Landmark Commission
Eau Claire, Eau Claire County, Wisconsin
44.805173,-91.505908

The marker is located on westbound Broadway Street, just west of its intersection with 3rd Avenue, at 310 Broadway Street, Eau Claire, Wisconsin 54703.

Marker Inscription:

FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH
Established 1856. Erected 1919-1921 after fire destroyed the original edifice. Twentieth century Gothic architecture.
Approved June Sixteen
Nineteen Hundred and Eighty-Two

COMMUNITY HOUSE
Erected 1914. Designed by Prairie School architects Purcell and Elmslie who were significant for this simple, wide gable roof design.
Approved June Sixteen
Nineteen Hundred and Eighty-Two

City of Eau Claire Landmark Commission: First Congregational Church

First Congregational United Church of Christ

Purcell and Elmslie . . . Architects / Chicago, Philadelphia, Minneapolis . . .
 

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