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Big Bull Falls Becomes Downtown Wausau

A tour of the buildings in Wausau's downtown area, which reflect the growth of the city from the small settlement of lumberjacks to the modern metropolis of Central Wisconsin.

  • 1.

    The Chicago & Northwestern Depot

    The Chicago & Northwestern Depot

    The Chicago and Northwestern Depot, 1899.

  • 2.

    The YMCA

    The YMCA

    The Woodson YMCA, 1962.

  • 3.

    The Yawkey House

    The Yawkey House

    The Yawkey House, 1901 (renovated 1907).

  • 4.

    Employers Mutual Building/Wausau City Hall

    Employers Mutual Building/Wausau City Hall

    Employers Mutual Building, 1940-1967. Wausau City Hall, 1967-present.

  • 5.

    Wausau Public Library

    Wausau Public Library

    Wausau Public Library, 1907/1995

  • 6.

    Dudley Building

    Dudley Building

    The Dudley Building, 2007

  • 7.

    Big Bull Falls becomes Downtown Wausau

    Big Bull Falls becomes Downtown Wausau

    An introduction for the tour of downtown Wausau.

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