Wisconsin Historical Society

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E of Raddison at 110 Ojibwa Mall

National or State Register of Historic Places
E of Raddison at 110 Ojibwa Mall | National or State Registers Record | Wisconsin Historical Society
Historic Name:Ojibwa Courier Press Building
Reference Number:82000712
Location (Address):E of Raddison at 110 Ojibwa Mall
Ojibwa Courier Press Building
110 Ojibwa Mall, Ojibwa, Sawyer County
Architect: unknown
Date of Construction: 1922

Benjamin Faast, a nationally recognized leader in colonization, was the president of the Wisconsin Colonization Company. The colonization movement planned to settle immigrant farmers in northern Wisconsin's "cutover" land, areas left after the harvest of virgin white pine. The company aided settlers by purchasing 50,000 acres in Sawyer County for resale as farmland. Faast envisioned a model settlement as a company showpiece. Ojibwa, named after a local band of Chippewa Indians, was designed as that model town and was featured in advertising circulars to new settlers. Ojibwa Courier Press Building was one of five buildings constructed in the commercial district of the town.

The building is a simple, one-story, rectangular frame structure with a central front entry. It is painted white and embellished with classical details such as pediments, pilasters, and multi-paned windows. The fa├žade of the building resembles that of the other four commercial structures creating an aesthetically harmonious grouping. Its only distinction is that it was built with a flat roof rather than a gable roof like the others.

The building was home of the Courier Press until 1949 when the newspaper was absorbed by the Sawyer County Gazette. At the time of listing, the building served as a small grocery business and was open during regular business hours.

Period of Significance:1900-1924
Area of Significance:Commerce
Area of Significance:Community Planning And Development
Area of Significance:Other
Applicable Criteria:Event
Applicable Criteria:Person
Historic Use:Commerce/Trade: Financial Institution
Architectural Style:No Style Listed
Resource Type:Building
Historic Status:Listed in the National Register
Historic Status:Listed in the State Register
National Register Listing Date:03/01/1982
State Register Listing Date:01/01/1989
Number of Contributing Buildings:1
Number of Contributing Sites:0
Number of Contributing Structures:0
Number of Contributing Objects:0
Number of Non-Contributing Sites:0
Number of Non-Contributing Structures:0
Number of Non-Contributing Objects:0
National Register and State Register of Historic Places, Division of Historic Preservation, Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, Wisconsin

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