Martin Van Buren Barron House

Also known as: Roland Krause House
221 Washington St., Eau Claire, Wisconsin

The third oldest house in Eau Claire

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Overview

Photo taken by J.R. Manning July 2018

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Description 

"One of the most striking remnants of Eau Claire’s early decades, this picturesque residence was constructed by Eau Claire builders Bangs and Fish. Highlighting the steeply pitched gables are scalloped bargeboards, which became popular in the late nineteenth century with the advent of mass production of wood trim. The wraparound porch was common for houses in the Victorian era and served as a center for social activities.

Martin Van Buren Barron settled in Eau Claire in 1865 and initially operated a flour and feed store. From 1878 to 1891 he worked for the Rust-Owen Lumber Company. In 1872, he was elected a member of the first city council of Eau Claire, representing the lower Third Ward."

City of Eau Claire Landmark Commission

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on January 28, 1983
Reference number
83003375
NR name
Barron, Martin Van Buren, House
Architectural style
Late 19th and 20th Century Revival: Late Gothic Revival
Area of significance
Architecture
Level of significance
Local
Evaluation criteria
C - Design/Construction
Property type
Building
Historic function
Single dwelling
Current function
Single dwelling
Period of significance
1850-1874
Significant year
1871

Update Log 

  • July 20, 2018: Updated by J.R. Manning: Updated status and added photos

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