The Birth of Pizza in Milwaukee

The Birth of Pizza in Milwaukee (HM1F4W)

Location: Milwaukee, WI 53202 Milwaukee County
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Country: United States of America
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N 43° 1.879', W 87° 54.429'

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From the street level restaurant of a narrow three-story building that was introduced and popularized in Milwaukee. The Caradaro Club (combining the founders' family names "John CARAvella" and "Joe ToDARO") opened in 1945 when World War II was ending and pizza was finding its way into the United States. Joe and Agatha Todaro developed a recipe that called for thin crust and was served in rectangular shape. Their marketing technique - handing out pizza slices on Milwaukee's downtown streets - was an allure that soon self-perpetuated. The Caradaro Club's popularity permeated the region and its facade frequently restrained lines of expectant patrons. The Caradaro secret recipe remained an attraction for 25 years after which the Todaros retired from restaurateuring and sold the Caradaro Club. The new owners kept it there until a fire destroyed the building in 1978.
HM NumberHM1F4W
Year Placed2000
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, September 26th, 2014 at 9:00pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 426097 N 4764691
Decimal Degrees43.03131667, -87.90715000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 1.879', W 87° 54.429'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 1' 52.74" N, 87° 54' 25.74" W
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Area Code(s)414, 262
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 147 N Broadway, Milwaukee WI 53202, US
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