Information meeting set for John Marshall historic landmark declaration 

John Marshall Elementary School Wausau

After city officials elected to hold off on a decision to declare John Marshall a historic landmark, the city has scheduled an information meeting about the topic. 

The city council earlier this month decided to hold off on the decision of whether or not to declare Southeast Side-based John Marshall Elementary School, which is more than 100 years old, a historic landmark. The city’s Historic Preservation Commission declared the school a landmark nearly a year ago. But the city’s Plan Commission held off six months to give the Wausau School District time to decide what to do with restructuring its schools. That included the possibility of consolidating elementary schools. 

The Plan Commission in September voted to approve the historic preservation. But after district leaders said that could still hamstring their efforts, the city council held off in order to gather more info. 

The Historic Preservation Commission will hold the meeting 6 pm Wednesday, oct. 26 at the City Council Chambers at City Hall. No action will be taken; the meeting is informational only.