Katherine and James Wickham House (c. 1926)

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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 2009 by City of Eau Claire Landmark Commission
Eau Claire, Eau Claire County, Wisconsin

The marker is located on northbound Park Avenue, north of its intersection with Roosevelt Avenue, at 1705 Park Avenue, Eau Claire, Wisconsin 54701.

Marker Inscription:

Historic Building
Katherine and James Wickham constructed this Colonial Revival style home in 1925-26. It is one of the best examples of this architectural style in the City. James Wickham was a prominent Eau Claire attorney who argued over 125 cases in the Wisconsin State Supreme Court. He also served as judge of the 19th Judicial Court for 32 years. Mr. Wickham died in 1944 and his wife Katherine remained in the house until she passed away in 1954. The house is also listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Designated January 5th
Two Thousand Nine

City of Eau Claire Landmark Commission: James Wickham House

Find a Grave: James Wickham
Katherine was the third wife of James Wickham.
Landmarks Commission: Architectural Styles of Historic Properties in Eau Claire, Wisconsin

The property is listed (since 2004) on the National Register of Historic Places: Wisconsin.

This property is designated a City of Eau Claire "Historic Building"; the marker is one in a series of markers erected by the City of Eau Claire Landmark Commission.

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