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Wausau Club - Wausau, WI
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member onfire4jesus
N 44° 57.681 W 089° 37.625
16T E 292806 N 4982014
Quick Description: The Wausau Club was a social club formed in 1901.
Location: Wisconsin, United States
Date Posted: 9/17/2007 12:39:11 PM
Waymark Code: WM27FH
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member snfromky
Views: 12

Long Description:
The following was taken from the WPRS web site:
"The Wausau Club is located at 309 McClellan St Wausau, WI. In 1865, Rufas P. Manson built a large home on the property to accommodate his family of 12. In 1897, Mr. and Mrs. Manson died and the house stood vacant until 1900 at which time it was purchased by private parties and split into two separate homes re-located to 509 and 515 Adams Street. In 1901 the Wausau Club was formed. The club moved a Colonial style home from Wausau’s east side to the McClellan Street location to serve as their clubhouse. In 1912, the Wausau Club was expanded to include a new kitchen and a café (the converted billiard room). In 1922, a 16 room dormitory was added to the west side to house visiting doctors, nurses and club members. The club was enlarged and redecorated. The refurbishment and addition cost $140,000.00. In the lower level of the club was a full sized bowling alley. During the prohibition era (1920-1933), a tunnel connected the club to the Wausau Pilot (presently the Shepherd and Schaller building) which allowed the members to move alcohol undetected to and from the premises. The tunnel has long since been sealed. Due to declining membership the Wausau Club closed its doors in December of 2004."
Street address:
309 McClellan St
Wausau, WI USA

County / Borough / Parish: Marathon

Year listed: 1989

Historic (Areas of) Significance: Event, Architecture/Engineering: Architect, builder, or engineer: Anderes,John, Jeffers,J.H.: Style: Classical Revival

Periods of significance: 1900-1924, 1925-1949

Historic function: Social: Meeting Hall

Current function: Social: Meeting Hall

Privately owned?: yes

Primary Web Site: [Web Link]

Season start / Season finish: Not listed

Hours of operation: Not listed

Secondary Website 1: Not listed

Secondary Website 2: Not listed

National Historic Landmark Link: Not listed

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