Hamilton Turnhalle

Hamilton Turnhalle (HMYF1)

Location: Cedarburg, WI 53012 Ozaukee County
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Country: United States of America
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N 43° 17.067', W 87° 58.354'

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The Hamilton Turnhalle, a fieldstone building trimmed with cut limestone quoins, lintels and sills, was constructed by local farmers and merchants in 1867. Edward Janssen was the contractor.

The last remaining turner hall of its type in the United States, it served as a combination meeting place and gymnasium for members of the Hamilton "Turnverein" society for more than twenty years. When the society disbanded, the building saw use as a shoe factory and later a cider mill; however, neither use proved to be economically feasible and the building fell into disrepair.

The Turnhalle was entered on the National Register of Historic Places on July 1, 1976. It was donated to the Town of Cedarburg and the Cedarburg Landmark Preservation Society by Adelaide B. Miller. Funds for restoration were provided by a combination of donations from local citizens and a matching grant from the National Park Service obtained throug the State Historical Society of Wisconsin.

Cedarburg Landmark Preservation Society, Inc.
May 1, 1982
HM NumberHMYF1
Year Placed1982
Placed ByCedarburg Landmark Preservation Society, Inc
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Date Added Friday, October 3rd, 2014 at 4:35am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 421094 N 4792862
Decimal Degrees43.28445000, -87.97256667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 17.067', W 87° 58.354'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 17' 4.02" N, 87° 58' 21.24" W
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Area Code(s)262
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 236 Hamilton Rd, Cedarburg WI 53012, US
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