Louis Smith Tainter House

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Louis Smith Tainter House
Louis Smith Tainter House in 2009
Louis Smith Tainter House is located in Wisconsin
Louis Smith Tainter House
Louis Smith Tainter House is located in the US
Louis Smith Tainter House
Location Broadway at Crescent, Menomonie, Wisconsin
Coordinates 44°52′44″N 91°55′45″W / 44.87889°N 91.92917°W / 44.87889; -91.92917Coordinates: 44°52′44″N 91°55′45″W / 44.87889°N 91.92917°W / 44.87889; -91.92917
Area less than one acre
Built 1889
Architectural style Other, Romanesque, Richardsonian Romanesque
NRHP reference # 74000082[1]
Added to NRHP July 18, 1974

The Louis Smith Tainter House is a historic building in Menomonie, Wisconsin, United States. The building was built in 1889 by architect Harvey Ellis; it was funded by Andrew Tainter, a partner in Knapp, Stout & Co., as a home and wedding gift for his son Louis Smith Tainter.[2][3] The building was built out of locally quarried sandstone in the Richardsonian Romanesque style.[4] Paul Wilson, the son of lumberman William Wilson, owned the house after Tainter; in 1940, Dunn County repossessed the property for back taxes. The Stout Institute bought the property from the county and converted it to a women's dormitory named Eichelberger Hall for the University of Wisconsin–Stout in 1945. The house was later converted to offices for the university and now houses the Stout University Foundation and the Stout Alumni Association.[2][4] On July 18, 1974, the house was added to the National Register of Historic Places.[1]


  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ a b "Louis Smith Tainter House". University of Wisconsin–Stout. Retrieved October 14, 2012. 
  3. ^ Threinen, Ellen (1973-08-06). "Tainter, Louis Smith, House" (PDF). NRHP Inventory-Nomination Form. National Park Service. Retrieved 2017-02-05. 
  4. ^ a b "Louis Smith Tainter House". Dunn County Historical Society. Archived from the original on May 10, 2012. Retrieved October 14, 2012. 

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