Chippewa Falls, WI. – The Wisconsin Historical Society placed West Hill Residential Historic District (Chippewa Falls, Chippewa County) on the State Register of Historic Places on November 20, 2020.
The beautiful West Hill Residential Historic District includes a range of residential architectural styles popular during its period of development between 1870 and 1970. The district conveys a sense of historical and architectural cohesiveness through the designs of over 140 homes, fine and often outstanding examples of the most popular architectural styles including Italianate, Queen Anne, Craftsman, Bungalow, Prairie School, Tudor Revival, and Colonial Revival styles. Collectively, these buildings reflect national trends in domestic architecture and typify the stylistic and historic evolution of the district itself and of the larger residential area that surrounds it. The district is also noteworthy for being the home of many of the most prominent persons that lived in Chippewa Falls during this period. The homes within the West Hill Historic District are well maintained, resulting in a district of distinction and beauty.
The State Register is Wisconsin’s official list of state properties determined to be significant to Wisconsin’s heritage. The State Historic Preservation Office at the Wisconsin Historical Society administers both the State Register and National Register in Wisconsin.
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The Fuldner Heritage Fund paid for the preparation of this nomination. This endowed fund, created through a generous donation by the Jeffris Family Foundation and administered by the Wisconsin Historical Society, supports the nomination of historically and architecturally significant rural and small town properties.