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Began operation Dec. 10, 1910 which was the same year the village was incorporated. Organized by John F. Nieman, Otto Bublitz, and D.M. Rosenheimer. It served the citizens well until 1929, when it was moved to 118 Green Bay Road.
The building had a grocery store located on the main floor, with living quarters upstairs, a dumb waiter operated from the basement to the attic. Sold to the Detroye's in 1955 it was converted to a hardware store.
Built of native limestone in 1855 by Frederick Hilgen and William Schroeder at a cost of $22,000, on land at $1 per acre, this mill ground 120 barrels of flour daily. Burchard Weber was the builder.
Interurban Bridge In 1907, the Milwaukee Northern Railway Company constructed this riveted-steel Thru Truss Bridge over Cedar Creek. Manufactured by Carnegie Steel and measuring 159 ft. long by 12 ft. wide by 20 ft. high, the bridge was constructe…
Built in 1853 by Edward H. Janssen, with his brother Theodore and a Mr. Gaitsch, this mill exemplifies the local structural use of this area's excellent native limestone during the middle 1800's.
Settled by Irish immigrants, "New Dublin" was renamed in 1847 after William S. Hamilton, son of Alexander, spent the night here in what became the first stagecoach stop between Milwaukee and Green Bay (1848). Settled before Cedarburg, Hamilton ret…
One of the largest manufacturers of chairs in the United States, the Wisconsin Chair Company of Port Washington was founded by Fred A. Dennett and John M. Bostwick in 1888. After acquiring the important "MacLean Swing Rocker" patent in 1891, the C…
In early October 1839, approximately 20 families settled near this site to found the colony of Freistadt. Prompted by religious persecution in the homeland, the group sought and found religious haven in Wisconsin. The first log cabin was located s…
An important American Indian village once stood in this vicinity near the Milwaukee River, the meeting point of two major Indian trails that lead west toward the Mississippi River and north toward Green Bay. In the 1830's, Menominee, Sauk, and Pot…
Origin of Cedar CreekDropping approximately eighty feet in two and half miles, Cedar Creek's falling water power provided enough energy to drive Cedarburg's many mills for over one hundred years. The creek rises from big and Little Cedar Lakes nea…