39 responses

  1. Jessica Fredrickson via Facebook
    May 3, 2013

    Love this!

  2. Dewitz Photography – Travis Dewitz via Facebook
    May 3, 2013

    Thank you 🙂

  3. Janelle Wester via Facebook
    May 3, 2013

    I know you sell the images indivdually, but are you possibly thinking about putting these together in a book? I would be interested in buying one if you did 🙂

  4. Dewitz Photography – Travis Dewitz via Facebook
    May 3, 2013

    I would love to make a book with these images. The demand is low so the only option is print on demand. I love my photography books on the larger size and high quality. All of this adds to the cost but I should be able to produce these at around $149.95. If you or anyone else is interested let me know. You can PM me or email me at travis@dewitzphotography.com. If I can get a order of at least 10 books I should be able to drop roughly $20 off. 🙂

  5. gail schellinger
    May 3, 2013

    This is lovely. Thank you for sharing these familiar, and not so familiar locations.

  6. Sharon Albrecht Haas
    May 3, 2013

    It’s like a wonderful walk through town! Thank you!

  7. Jody Hagedorn
    May 3, 2013

    An extremely delightful tour around Eau Claire! Amazing photography, so clear and crisp…Thank you for a trip down memory lane ( street, ave and road! )

  8. Judy Jobe Feirn
    May 3, 2013

    Enjoyed the tour very much. Thank you for sharing.

  9. Gary Dorn
    May 4, 2013

    wonderful work

  10. James Dierauer
    May 4, 2013

    Like the pictures, I think you took a picture of everything on Birch St except for Computer Wizards.

  11. Jean Whiteside
    May 4, 2013

    Moved away from Eau Claire a year ago. Was moving to see the town where we lived all our lives. Awesome photography!

  12. Hilary
    May 4, 2013

    You should definitely make a book. There are local businesses that would sell and promote it. I know every single location you have photographed here, as well as the history of 90% of them. I am an EC nerd and would love such a book on my coffee table.

  13. Pat Harvey
    May 4, 2013

    A trip though memory lane, thank you!

  14. Dewitz Photography – Travis Dewitz via Facebook
    May 4, 2013

    So I ended up making a book available 🙂 I went with a 10″ X 8″ 114 page softcover book option for $43.79. It can previewed or purchased here. http://www.blurb.com/b/4281475-unseen-and-historic-eau-claire?utm_source=badge&utm_medium=banner&utm_content=280×160

  15. Connie L. Korger
    May 6, 2013

    I lived in E.C. for 25 years and still have family that I visit there. I recognized many places but I think I have to cruise a few streets to locate some more. Thank you for the tour.

  16. Amber Lien via Facebook
    June 20, 2013

    That was pretty interesting! Sort of makes me want to take a Sunday drive around the parts of Eau Claire rarely travelled! Just think, your photos will be looked at someday, with even more remembrance, to even more people

  17. John-Margaret Poast
    August 29, 2013

    What memories this brought back! You included a photo of the house I grew up in.

  18. Nancy Geissler
    September 3, 2013

    Travis, I was born and raised in Eau Claire and still have family and friends there today I visit on a regular basis. My family and I have lived all over the United States…Utah, Washington state, Pittsburgh, Milwaukee, and now Green Bay but, Eau Claire will always be “home.” Thanks for the ‘walk down memory lane.’ Your last picture of the vacuum shop and white house on the side was my Dad’s property he rented out for many years. He just sold it a few years back. How cool!

  19. Hildegard Andrea Wagner
    November 9, 2013

    The house with 544 on it is on Germania Street. It used to be Baker Commercial Art studio.

  20. Caitlin Trebelhorn
    November 21, 2013

    This is wonderful! My husband and I lived in Eau Claire for five years while studying at UWEC and have both missed it ever since moving away. I especially love this as you photographed the first home my husband and I shared while we were in undergrad which will forever hold a special place in my heart (Green house with yellow trim). The Northside often is overlooked in Eau Claire, so thank you for highlighting so many of the wonderful aspects of this industrial side of town! Eau Claire is a wonderful place to live, and it took me moving away to realize just how special it is. I will forever be proud to be a Blugold!

  21. Penny France
    November 23, 2013

    What a wonderful historical reference. Maybe your book provides addresses

  22. Olya Ko
    December 14, 2014

    I came to Eau Claire as an exchange student 11 years ago for a relatively short period of time, but for some reason it took my heart forever. Dreams of the city and the campus still haunt me and are my favourite of all. I revisit this amazing album every time I get too homesick, because that’s exactly how I saw the city – dusky, beautiful in tom-waitsy, stephen-kingy kind of way… Thank you so much for your work, it’s simply brilliant..

  23. Kay Antone Taylor
    January 3, 2015

    Hey Travis! Fabulous pictures! The picture of the murel at Longfellow Elementary was a walk down memory lane, as my oldest two children participated in it making by adding their art! Was really neat to go through the pictures and remember driving past certain houses!

  24. Robert Doherty
    December 17, 2015

    My parents use to own the Sunray liquor store in Altoona, Wis. as far as I know, it was the last liquor store in town. My family made it a friendly store, and after they sold it I guess no one else was friendly and that’s why it became a daycare center. I also remember the first McDonalds in Eau Claire. It was in the big A-frame building on Hastings highway. I always loved Eau Claire and Altoona. But has it all changed and I do not think for the better. London Square mall is gone, Chicken Hut, Snyders drugs, Bananza, Jolly Troll, Hardees which was a couple blocks from Sunray. All gone, so sad. One thing I do not miss is the COLD winters. We moved in Conroe, Texas. 40 miles north of Houston. I hardly ever see snow.

  25. Larry Patterson
    January 19, 2016

    I’ve traveled many places all over our country in my life….these old homes and businesses …could be anywhere…i just look and wonder …if only walls could talk and tell us of all the people that had walked thru their doors….It would be great!

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