Welcome to the Cook-Rutledge Mansion
Experience the Grand Life-Style of the Lumber Era with a Guided Tour of the Mansion
This 1887 restored and furnished lumber baron's home is truly unique. The Cook-Rutledge Mansion is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is one of the finest remaining examples of High Victorian Italianate architecture in Wisconsin.
Visitors to the stately, red brick home will be awed by 19th century extravagance: hand-carved woodwork, priceless crystal chandeliers, ceiling and wall artistry, silver doorknobs, beautiful stained-glass windows and five unique fireplaces.
Consider reserving the Cook-Rutledge Mansion for your next indoor or outdoor event.
The Mansion provides
an elegant setting for:
- Corporate Meetings
- Social Meetings
- Indoor / Outdoor Photography Sessions (Engagements, Weddings, etc.)
- Other Events Seating up to 60 People
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The original house, built in 1873 by Wisconsin Lt. Governor James Bingham, underwent extensive remodeling after being purchased by lumber baron Edward Rutledge in 1887 and exemplifies elegance both in structure and in furnishings. When the renovations were completed, the Mansion was one of the most beautiful and elegant homes in Northern Wisconsin.
After Rutledge's death, Judge Dayton Cook bought the home. In 1973, his daughter Mabel sold it to the Chippewa Falls Historical Society and the Cook-Rutledge Mansion Trust was formed. In 2006, this Trust gave way to the present Cook-Rutledge Mansion, Inc., a non-profit organization.
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Supporting the Cook-Rutledge Mansion
Become a Patron, Friend or Docent of the Mansion
The Mansion receives no public or government funding support. Our Patrons, Friends and Docents provide essential resources allowing us to preserve this historical and educational landmark for generations to come.
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Information & Reservations
For additional information about the Cook-Rutledge Mansion or to inquire about reserving the Mansion for your event, please call (715) 723-7181