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roughly bounded by North Seventh, Adams, North Tenth, Scott, and North Bellis streets

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roughly bounded by North Seventh, Adams, North Tenth, Scott, and North Bellis streets | National or State Registers Record | Wisconsin Historical Society
NAMES
Historic Name:East Hill Residential Historic District
Reference Number:04000360
PROPERTY LOCATION
Location (Address):roughly bounded by North Seventh, Adams, North Tenth, Scott, and North Bellis streets
County:Marathon
City/Village:Wausau
Township:
SUMMARY
East Hill Residential Historic District
Roughly bounded by North Seventh, Adams, North Tenth, Scott, and North Bellis streets
Wausau, Marathon County
Dates of Construction of contributing buildings: 1883 to 1945

For generations, Wausau citizens have known East Hill as the neighborhood where ¿important people¿ lived. After northern Wisconsin¿s virgin pine timber was exhausted, many prominent lumbermen settle in East Hill and built large houses overlooking the city and nearby Rib Mountain.

The East Hill Residential Historic District encompasses 171 houses, a school, a store and a park. The neighborhood is distinguished by a broad representation of architectural styles ranging from elaborate Queen Anne houses to the Philosopher Press, a simple log cabin. Many local architects, as well as Milwaukee architect Alexander Eschweiler, and Chicago Prairie architect George Q. Maher designed homes in East Hill. Other notable features include beautiful Stewart Park, designed in 1928, which sits near the top of the hill, using the hillside as an amphitheater and the 1936 Wausau East High School, a fine example of W. P. A. design.

East Hill continues today as a prestigious and distinguished neighborhood containing architecturally important houses of many significant Wausau individuals. Most buildings in East Hill are privately owned, please respect the privacy of their residents.

PROPERTY FEATURES
Period of Significance:1883-1945
Area of Significance:Architecture
Area of Significance:Social History
Applicable Criteria:Event
Applicable Criteria:Architecture/Engineering
Historic Use:Domestic: Single Dwelling
Historic Use:Education: School
Architectural Style:Late 19th And 20th Century Revivals
Architectural Style:Late 19th And Early 20th Century American Movements
Architectural Style:Second Empire
Architectural Style:Italianate
Resource Type:District
Architect:Maher, George W.
Architect:Eschweiler, Alexander
DESIGNATIONS
Historic Status:Listed in the National Register
Historic Status:Listed in the State Register
National Register Listing Date:04/21/2004
State Register Listing Date:01/16/2004
NUMBER OF RESOURCES WITHIN PROPERTY
Number of Contributing Buildings:151
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
RECORD LOCATION
National Register and State Register of Historic Places, Division of Historic Preservation, Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, Wisconsin

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