The research question that I am proposing to investigate is the housing conditions and housing restrictions concerning UW-Eau Claire students starting in the early 1920s to the current status surrounding UW-Eau Claire housing. I am interested in mainly learning the shift from UW dorm housing to the area surrounding Eau Claire mainly pertaining from 1st street to 9th street and Water Street to Lake Street. I would like to investigate how the limits and restrictions of males and females living conditions and the eventual progress that UW-Eau Claire. I am also interested in this information because I lived in the dorms and eventually shifted to living in the central college location of town.
This question is important because of the large portion of Eau Claire is University students and their eventual migration could be the influence of economic progress associated around Water Street and stores that cater to this general populous within the surrounding area. Another reason that this question is important is that many students have either lived in the dorms or will eventual live off campus. The information that I am doing research on will hopefully better understand the shift of student living conditions and the pursuance of living off campus or remaining on campus.