Photos from Christmas Tree Walk

Photos by SWCHC Website Coordinator Angelica Engel

As we approach the end of our annual Christmas Tree Walk, here are a few images of the trees that so many people have seen around the Museum! You still have a chance to view them this evening from 4 to 8 pm, tomorrow (Saturday) from 12 to 4 pm, and Sunday also from 12 to 4 pm.

The blue trees in the foreground are part of Faye Collier and Corey Bowe’s “Solarium.” Notice the ice skates on and under the trees. In the background is the Buehler Gallery, decorated by Pam Nettesheim, Rita Weiler and Bambi Johnson.
Buehler Gallery by Pam Nettesheim, Rita Weiler and Bambi Johnson.
A close up of the mantel in the Buehler Gallery.
Tree #9 – “Dressed for Success” by Career Closet
Tree #13 – “Polar Express” by the South Wood County Historical Museum
Tree #14 – “A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words” by Faye Collier of LeChateau-The Manor Bed & Breakfast. Notice the many wedding photos.
In the foreground, Tree #19 – “Walking in a Winter Wonderland” by Joan Milka 
Tree #22 – “Ugly Christmas Sweaters” by Sara Salewski 
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Church’s Building Gone

The Church’s Drug Store building featured in our previous post has also been razed. Here are two photos documenting this event.

The Mead-Witter Block in the background on the right currently houses the Trading Post, From the Ground Up, and Shaw Lee, as well as other businesses. The photographer is facing northeast.

This photo also features the Mead-Witter Block in the background. The photographer is facing east, and the street in the foreground is 3rd Ave South.

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West Grand Avenue Buildings Razed – Photos

captured by Angelica Engel, Website Coordinator, on September 20, 2018

The building depicted in each of these photos is the old Church’s Drug Store.

From September 18th’s Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune:  “The Church’s Drug Store building is another staple on the [Theater] block. It ran as Key City Hotel from 1884 to the early 1900s. Sam Church then ran it as a drug store from 1904 until it closed in 1993. The building became a video archery business called Boone’s Archery in 2000 and then Bowe’s Archery in 2001.”

The pile of rubble used to be the Book World building, and possibly also the Palace Theater building (which in more recent years housed the Central Wisconsin Cultural Center).

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