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3905 KANE RD

Architecture and History Inventory
3905 KANE RD | Property Record | Wisconsin Historical Society
Historic Name:Cordelia and Peter Truax House
Other Name:Mill Run Golf Course (house)
Reference Number:46465
Location (Address):3905 KANE RD
County:Eau Claire
City:Eau Claire
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Year Built:1864
Survey Date:1987
Historic Use:house
Architectural Style:Greek Revival
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Wall Material:Clapboard
Other Buildings On Site:0
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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 State Historical Society, Division of Historic Preservation.

Threatened with demolition, the Truax House, located on Truax prairie, was moved to the Mill Run Golf Course in the City of Eau Claire in 1984. Originally an L-shaped house, the present two-story structure retains its Greek Revival roof and door architecture.

Peter Truax came to the village of Eau Claire in 1865 and settled on a tract of land later known as Truax prairie. He was in the general farming and merchandising business. In 1873 he engaged in logging and extensive farming. Peter Truax and John Thorp built the first opera house in Eau Claire. Truax and his wife, Cordelia, donated funds and land to projects in the area.
Bibliographic References:Bailey, William F., History of Eau Claire County, 1914
Wisconsin Architecture and History Inventory, Division of Historic Preservation, Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, Wisconsin

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