Schwahn House (1928)

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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 2001 by City of Eau Claire Landmark Commission
Eau Claire, Eau Claire County, Wisconsin

The property is located on eastbound McKinley Avenue, as it converges with a loop-around that becomes westbound Roosevelt Avenue; the address of the property is 447 McKinley Avenue, Eau Claire, Wisconsin 54701.

Marker Inscription:

Historic Building
Tilla and William Schwahn built this house in 1928. Schwahn was the Vice-President of the Schwahn-Seyberth Company, a saddlery that operated a large business on Wisconsin Street. This house is an excellent example of the Georgian Revival architectural style. The house also is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Designated January Eighth
Two Thousand One

Landmarks Commission: Architectural Styles of Historic Properties in Eau Claire, Wisconsin

The property is listed (as of 2001) 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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