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Eau Claire in Eau Claire County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Petronilla and James T. Barber House

132 Marston Avenue

 

—City of Eau Claire Landmark Commission —

 
Petronilla and James T. Barber House Marker image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, July 15, 2014
1. Petronilla and James T. Barber House Marker
Inscription.
Historic Building
Petronilla (Bellinger) and James T. Barber built this Tutor Revival House in 1903-04. The house is designed by Minneapolis architect, Harry Wild Jones. James Barber was the president of the Northwestern Lumber Company from 1904 until his death in 1926. He also served on the Board of Directors for the Eau Claire National Bank and the National Electric Company. His wife Petronilla, died in 1936. Upon her death, the property passed to her three brothers; Roy, Nelson, and Thorp Wilcox and then to Francis Wilcox who raised his family here with his wife, Katherine (McGiveran.) The house was sold by the Wilcox family in 1998.

Designated November Fifth
Two Thousand One

 
Erected 2001 by the City of Eau Claire Landmark Commission.
 
Location. 44° 48.238′ N, 91° 29.754′ W. Marker is in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, in Eau Claire County. Marker is on Marston Avenue east of Wilcox Street, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 132 Marston Avenue, Eau Claire WI 54701, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Orlando Brice House (within shouting distance of this marker); Roy Wilcox House
Petronilla and James T. Barber House and Marker image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, July 15, 2014
2. Petronilla and James T. Barber House and Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); The Cobblestone House (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); John S. Owen House (about 600 feet away); Addison Cutter House (about 800 feet away); Kinney House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Swift-Wing Home (approx. 0.2 miles away); Dean-Griffin House (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Eau Claire.
 
Also see . . .
1. James Barber House. (Submitted on July 28, 2014.)
2. Couple bids reluctant farewell to home. 2013 Leader-Telegram article. "The house’s construction began in 1905 and was completed in 1906... [however,] a plaque outside the home states it was completed in 1904." (Submitted on July 28, 2014.) 

3. Harry Wild Jones. Wikipedia entry. (Submitted on July 28, 2014.) 
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
James Barber House image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, July 15, 2014
3. James Barber House
National Register of Historic Places #83003374
Listed January 28, 1983
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 260 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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