Miria [sic] Gans House (1891)

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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 2003 by City of Eau Claire Landmark Commission
Eau Claire, Eau Claire County, Wisconsin

The marker is located on northbound 4th Avenue, between Lake Street (to the south) and West Grand Avenue (to the north0, at 710 4th Avenue, Eau Claire, Wisconsin 54703.

Marker Inscription:

Historic Building
Miria [sic] Gans constructed this Victorian style house in 1891. As this house was being constructed, the house located at 713 Fourth Avenue and the Eau Claire Senior High School that was located across the street were also under construction. The house was utilized for rental housing until the early 1930s, providing an important component of Eau Claire's early housing stock.
Designated June Second
Two Thousand Three

NOTE: The house was constructed by "Maria" Gans -- her name is misspelled throughout the marker.

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