Overview of the Collection
Special Collections & Archives
University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire
P.O. Box 4004
105 Garfield Ave.
Eau Claire, WI 54702 – 4004
Reference Code: UHC354
Accession Number: 15-028
Collection Number: University Historical Collection 354
United States Department of the Interior
National Park Service
Title: Chippewa Valley National Register of Historic Places Registration Forms
Quantity: 0.4 linear feet (1 archives box)
Location of Collection: A9/2c
Languages: Collection materials are in English.
Summary: This collection contains forms nominating individual properties from the Chippewa Valley for inclusion on the National Register of Historic Places.
Biographical / Historical Note
From their website: “The National Register of Historic Places is the official list of the Nation’s historic places worthy of preservation. Authorized by the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, the National Park Service’s National Register of Historic Places is part of a national program to coordinate and support public and private efforts to identify, evaluate, and protect America’s historic and archeological resources” (http://www.nps.gov/nr/about.htm).
Administered by the National Parks Service under the Secretary of the Interior, the National Register provides guidance for evaluating, documenting, and listing places of historical significance. The National Register Bulletin 16A lists 4 criteria that qualify a property for National Register listing:
- Property is associated with events that have made a significant contribution to the broad patterns of our history.
- Property is associated with the lives of persons significant in our past.
- Property embodies the distinctive characteristics of a type, period, or method of construction or represents the work of a master, or possesses high artistic values, or represents a significant and distinguishable entity whose components lack individual distinction.
- Property has yielded, or is likely to yield, information important in prehistory or history.
A nominated property does not need to meet all of the above criteria to be eligible for the National Register.
The Chippewa Valley properties detailed in these registration forms qualified for National Register listing overwhelmingly through criteria A and C. Properties that qualified through criterion A did so primarily because they were important in the community’s commercial history. Other properties were eligible because of their importance to the area’s ethnic heritage or because they were architecturally distinctive.
The collection consists entirely of registration forms requesting the placement of several Eau Claire County, Chippewa County, Clark County, and Taylor County properties on the National Register of Historic Places. Each form contains detailed information on the property in question including its historic name, location, architectural classification and description, and the property’s historic and current functions. Narrative sections provide in-depth descriptions of the property’s site and of the building’s interior and exterior. Each form provides a statement on the building’s architectural integrity, a statement of significance, and a section that details the property’s historical context. The registration forms include maps that mark and justify the property’s boundary, as well as photographs of the property’s building’s exterior and interior.
Acquisition Information: Transferred to the University Archives in October 2014.
Access Restrictions: Collection is open to the public.
Use Restrictions: Researchers are responsible for using in accordance with 17 U.S.C. Copyright owned by the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire.
Preferred Citation: Chippewa Valley National Register of Historic Places Registration Forms, 19871992.UHC354. Special Collections & Archives. McIntyre Library. University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire. Eau Claire, WI.
Processing Note: Processed by Danielle Schroeder in October 2014.
Arrangement: Alphabetical arrangement
National Register of Historic Places
United States Department of the Interior
Secretary of the Interior
National Parks Service
Historical property inventory
Chippewa Valley (Wis.)
Eau Claire County (Wis.)
Chippewa County (Wis.)
Clark County (Wis.)
Taylor County (Wis.)
Detailed List of Contents
Eau Claire County properties
Chippewa County properties
1987, 1990, 1992
Clark County properties
Taylor County properties