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Oldest Commercial Building in Chippewa Falls

 
 
Oldest Commercial Building in Chippewa Falls Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, May 9, 2012
1. Oldest Commercial Building in Chippewa Falls Marker
Inscription. The building to your right is the oldest commercial building in Chippewa Falls. It was built (Circa 1859) by Peter Morie (Morey) and was used originally as a Saloon and Boarding House for lumberjacks and others. In 1861 at the start of the Civil War, the young men who enlisted for service in the war did so in the basement of this building. At the time, it had an open stairway to the basement where the covered porch is now located.

Local historian, Thomas McBean, reported that "Old Abe," the famous Civil War Bald Eagle, was home on veterans furlough in the summer of 1864. During his stay "Old Abe" made his home in the hay loft of a barn in the rear of this building.

Chippewa County Historical
Society Marker Sign #37

 
Erected by Chippewa County Historical Society. (Marker Number 37.)
 
Location. 44° 56.1′ N, 91° 23.543′ W. Marker is in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, in Chippewa County. Marker is on West Spring Street west of North Bridge Street, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 29 West Spring Street, Chippewa Falls WI 54729, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First Presbyterian Church ( about
Marker and Oldest Commercial Building image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, May 9, 2012
2. Marker and Oldest Commercial Building
[marker is to the left of the building]
600 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Marsh Rainbow Arch Bridge ( about 600 feet away); The Norway House & the Birthplace of Alexander Wiley ( about 700 feet away); Hiram Stores Allen ( about 700 feet away); Trinity United Methodist Church ( about 700 feet away); The Federal Building & Early Mail Service ( approx. 0.2 miles away); Edward Rutledge Charity ( approx. 0.2 miles away); Notre Dame Church ( approx. mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chippewa Falls.
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceSettlements & SettlersWar, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 12, 2012, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 642 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 12, 2012, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.
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