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16 S BARSTOW ST | Property Record | Wisconsin Historical Society
Historic Name:Julius Derge Building
Other Name:Scandinavian Imports/Furniture
Contributing: Yes
Reference Number:40899
Location (Address):16 S BARSTOW ST
County:Eau Claire
City:Eau Claire
Unincorporated Community:
Quarter Section:
Quarter/Quarter Section:
Year Built:1898
Survey Date:2006
Historic Use:retail building
Architectural Style:Commercial Vernacular
Structural System:Masonry
Wall Material:Brick
Other Buildings On Site:
Demolished Date:2014
National/State Register Listing Name: Confluence Commercial Historic District
National Register Listing Date:10/3/2007 12:00:00 AM
State Register Listing Date:1/19/2007 12:00:00 AM
National Register Multiple Property Name:
Additional Information:A 'site file' exists for this property. It contains additional information such as correspondence, newspaper clippings, or historical information. It is a public record and may be viewed in person at the Wisconsin Historical Society, State Historic Preservation Office. 1997-TO BE DEMOLISHED. A two story brick commercial building characterized on the second story by nine bays arranged singly or in pairs. The bays are flanked by pilasters which rise to the roofline where a parapet accented by brickwork is featured. On the ground floor carrara glass, a material popular in the 1930s, accents the storefront area.

Julius Derge, a cigar manufacturer, emigrated from Germany which his brother Feridnand, in 1875. They immediately settled in Eau Claire where they re-established their former business. In 1879 Julius married Anna Kneer, daughter of Mathias Kneer, owner of the Kneer House, 18-30 S. Barstow St., 1P/18. In 1898 Derge tore down the old Kneer House barn and erected this commercial block (A).
Bibliographic References:(A) Barland, L. 1960. Sawdust City, p. 129. (B) 1908 Eau Claire City Directory. (C) Another map code for this building is EC 1P/26, with a corresponding Survey map name of Plat Map #8.
Wisconsin Architecture and History Inventory, Division of Historic Preservation, Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, Wisconsin

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