Colorado Road Trip – Day 2

On to Eau Claire, Wisconsin. Birthplace of my famous brother Thomas Davenport and also where Hank Aaron first started playing baseball for the Eau Claire Bears. Not sure which person is the most famous.

We started the day at the public library and dug up some good information. We have a copy of the birth announcement of Thomas. Along with that we got the address at the time of 136 1/2 Niagara Street. We also found an address in the city directory from 1954 for Frank and Gloria (Tom’s parents) on 2594 Birch Street.

A son, but no name yet.
Could have been taken from a paper today
Ted and I lived here, at 136 Niagara St., in 1953.
Ted and I lived here in 1954, but I am guessing it was not an Ace Hardware Store

Ted was born in Sacred Heart Hospital. The buildings that he was born in are now the Eau Claire Academy. There is still a Sacred Heart Hospital but it is in a different location and much larger and newer.

The former Sacred Heart Hospital
Now an Acadamy

Our father was in Eau Claire to finish his education at the University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire. The campus appears to be growing and vibrant with most buildings that we could see probably new since he went to school there. The school is only a few blocks away from where he first lived on Niagara Street.

Map of the campus
UWEC
Adminstration Building

All in all, we had a great day in Eau Claire. Eau Claire is a beautiful city with lots of bike paths and walkways everywhere we went it seemed. I would recommend it as a place to visit (ahem, Ted??).

One thought on “Colorado Road Trip – Day 2

  1. risheills May 17, 2019 / 2:56 am

    How cool! Amazing how much their first home looks like the woodside house.

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