|Location||309 McClellan St.|
|Architect||John Anderes/J. H. Jeffers|
|Architectural style||Classical Revival|
|NRHP reference #||89001420|
|Added to NRHP||September 14, 1989|
The Wausau Club was a businessmen's club in Wausau, Wisconsin built 1901-1902. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1989.
Wausau is a city in and the county seat of Marathon County, Wisconsin, United States. The Wisconsin River divides the city into east and west. The city's suburbs include Schofield, Weston, Maine, Rib Mountain, Kronenwetter, and Rothschild.
The National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) is the United States federal government's official list of districts, sites, buildings, structures and objects deemed worthy of preservation for their historical significance. A property listed in the National Register, or located within a National Register Historic District, may qualify for tax incentives derived from the total value of expenses incurred in preserving the property.
The Wausau Club was founded by members of the Wausau Group, a group of wealthy lumbermen and lawyers. As the forests of northern Wisconsin were running out, they decided to stay in Wausau and pool their resources and ideas to invest in other ventures. Together they would found Wausau Paper Mills, Marathon Corporation, Wausau Sulphite Fibre, Employers' Mutual Liability Insurance Company, and Marathon Electric. The group formed in 1901, with by-laws stating that their purpose was to "promote the business interests of the city of Wausau and community and the social enjoyment of the members there of." And they promptly began to plan an impressive clubhouse.
The site the club is on once held a house that belonged to Rufus P. Manson, a Mayor of Wausau and a member of the Wisconsin State Assembly, and his family of twelve. After Manson and his wife died, the house was split into two properties and each was moved. The following year, the Wausau Club was formed and would move another house from a different location onto the one previously occupied by the Manson residence. Multiple additions would later be made to the building, including one addition and refurbishment that cost $140,000. During the Prohibition Era, a tunnel connected to the Wausau Pilot newspaper building (which is occupied today by Shepherd and Schaller Sporting Goods) was used to move alcohol to and from the club undetected.
Rufus P. Manson was a member of the Wisconsin State Assembly.
The Wisconsin State Assembly is the lower house of the Wisconsin Legislature. Together with the smaller Wisconsin Senate, the two constitute the legislative branch of the U.S. state of Wisconsin.
Prohibition in the United States was a nationwide constitutional ban on the production, importation, transportation, and sale of alcoholic beverages from 1920 to 1933.
The Wausau Club closed in 2004 and the City of Wausau took over ownership.
In October 2017, the historic building was turned into a new art museum called the Wausau Museum of Contemporary Art.
The First Unitarian Society of Madison (FUS) is a Unitarian Universalist congregation in Shorewood Hills, Wisconsin. Its meeting house was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and built by Marshall Erdman in 1949–1951, and has been designated a U.S. National Historic Landmark for its architecture. With over 1,500 members, it is one of the largest Unitarian Universalist congregations in the United States.
The Marathon County Public Library (MCPL) is a consolidated county library with nine locations in Marathon County, Wisconsin, U.S.A. Its headquarters are in Wausau. The library has its origins in the Wausau Free Public Library, which was founded in April 1907 and later became the site of the consolidated library system.
George Washington Maher was an American architect during the first-quarter of the 20th century. He is considered part of the Prairie School-style and was known for blending traditional architecture with the Arts & Crafts-style.
Wausau East High School is a comprehensive public secondary school in Wausau, Wisconsin. Originally named Wausau High School, it became Wausau East with the opening of Wausau West High School in the early 1970s. Part of the Wausau School District, the school enrolled 1,322 students in grades 9 through 12 as of 2007. The principal is Bradley J. Peck.
The Rave/Eagles Club is a concert venue and landmark in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
The Marathon County Historical Museum is museum located in Wausau, Marathon County, Wisconsin, United States. It is located in the Cyrus Carpenter Yawkey House, a house listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1974. The house is a significant example of Classical Revival architecture.
Alexander Chadbourne Eschweiler was an American architect with a practice in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He designed both residences and commercial structures. His eye-catching Japonist pagoda design for filling stations for Wadham's Oil and Grease Company of Milwaukee were repeated over a hundred times, though only a very few survive. His substantial turn-of-the-20th-century residences for the Milwaukee business elite, in conservative Jacobethan or neo-Georgian idioms, have preserved their cachet in the city.
This is a list of the National Register of Historic Places listings in Marathon County, Wisconsin. It is intended to provide a comprehensive listing of entries in the National Register of Historic Places that are located in Marathon County, Wisconsin. The locations of National Register properties for which the latitude and longitude coordinates are included below may be seen in a map.
The C. B. Bird House is a Tudor Revival house built in 1922 and located in Wausau, Wisconsin. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places on May 1,1980.
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The East Hill Residential Historic District is a large old neighborhood on the east side of Wausau, Wisconsin where many prominent citizens lived, with about 165 contributing properties built from 1883 to 1945. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2004.
The D. C. Everest House is an English-Spanish Baroque-styled home in Wausau, Wisconsin, United States. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.
The Granville D. Jones House in Wausau, Wisconsin, United States was designed by George W. Maher in Prairie Style and built in 1904. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1977.
The Marathon County Fairgrounds are located in Wausau, Wisconsin. In 1980, the site was added to the National Register of Historic Places.
The Louis Marchetti House is located in Wausau, Wisconsin, United States. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1996.
The E.K. Schuetz House is a historic house located in Wausau, Wisconsin. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.
The Ely Wright House is a historic house located at 901 Sixth Street in Wausau, Wisconsin. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places on March 1, 1982.
Van Ryn & DeGelleke was an architectural firm in Wisconsin. It was a partnership of Henry J. Van Ryn and Gerrit Jacob DeGelleke, both of whom grew up in Milwaukee.
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