BARSTOW COMMONS

Reactivating the heart of downtown Eau Claire with new housing

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BARSTOW COMMONS

apartments

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WISCONSIN HISTORICAL SOCIETY

history

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CITY OF EAU CLAIRE

landmark commission

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THE PABLO GROUP

developer

LOCATION

 

CLIENT

CONSTRUCTED

PROJECT DATE

PROJECT SCOPE

PROJECT SIZE

Eau Claire, WI

Pablo Group

1930; 1981

2020-2021

Historic tax credit certification

73,000 sq.ft.

Wisconsin Historic Tax Credits help create opportunities for urban living in downtown commercial buildings.

CHALLENGE

The Union National Bank is the City of Eau Claire’s premiere example of Art Deco architecture. While the exterior masonry of the building still has its original carved stone details, the interior of the building has been renovated multiple times for a variety of tenant spaces. Many of the historic materials are covered or missing.

 

SUCCESS

By conducting field work and historical research, New History provided clear guidance to the project team on key historic materials and features to be reused and leveraged in the new residential use. New History worked with the design team at Pablo Group to find design solutions that meet preservation requirements and supported critical project needs for modern living units.