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The Menomonee River Valley helped make Milwaukee a center for shipping and trade. From 1870 to 1890, the river was straightened and canals were dredged to aid commerce. Factories built right up to the banks make it easy to load and unload cargo di…
Erected in 1849 and designated in 1970 as a landmark of the City of Milwaukee by the Milwaukee Landmarks Commission in recognition of its architectural and historical significance to the community.
(bronze plaque)Originally a horse watering troughErected in 1910Restored as a fountain in 1966by theMayor's Beautification CommitteeDesignated a Milwaukee Landmark in 1974in recognition of its historicalsignificance to the community(stone mounumen…
Five acres of the park were donated to thepublic by former United States SenatorJohn L. Mitchell,a native and public spirited citizen ofMilwaukee.
On this site the first permanent fur traderJacques Vieau, in 1795built his cabin, the first house in MilwaukeeHere also was the crossing of theGreen Bay-Chicago TrailThis tablet was erected under the auspicesof the Old Settlers Club of Milwaukee C…
Designed by Otto C. Uehling, erected in 1901-02, and designated in 1975 as a Milwaukee Landmark in recognition of its architectural and historical significance to the community.
Milwaukee is known as "The Cream City" not because of dairies or breweries, but because of its historic pale yellow brick buildings constructed throughout the 19th century. These buildings are a distinctive "cream" color because they are made from…