Terrace Mill District

While the Pope County Museum is closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we will be highlighting historic sites around Pope County. We hope that you can walk or drive to visit these sites while maintaining appropriate physical distancing.

Terrace Mill District


The Terrace Historic District encompasses nearly the entire village once known as Chippewa Falls.  It was added into the National Register of Historic Places in 1979 and expanded in 1982. (Click the year to read the full applications for each year.)

The beautiful setting along the Chippewa River lends itself to water power milling. The Terrace mill, 1903, was one of five water powered and four steam powered mills in Pope County.  It operated through the late 1960’s. Some other structures in the historic district include the stone-arch bridge, 1903; Wheeler house, 1873; Moses house, 1873; Coburn hotel, 1870s; Takken house, 1930; general store, 1882 & 1905; townhall, 1906; and Chippewa Falls Church, 1886.  The Terrace Mill is now a cultural center hosting a number of summertime events including a children’s theatre workshop.




Grand opening in 1904



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