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

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:

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

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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