Oldest Commercial Building in Chippewa Falls

Oldest Commercial Building in Chippewa Falls (HM11EM)

Location: Chippewa Falls, WI 54729 Chippewa County
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Country: United States of America
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N 44° 56.1', W 91° 23.543'

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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
HM NumberHM11EM
Marker Number37
Placed ByChippewa County Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, October 12th, 2014 at 8:19pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15T E 626848 N 4976986
Decimal Degrees44.93500000, -91.39238333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 56.1', W 91° 23.543'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 56' 6.00" N, 91° 23' 32.58" W
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Area Code(s)715
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 27 W Spring St, Chippewa Falls WI 54729, US
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