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Shorewood in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Lueddemann’s-On-The-River

 
 
Lueddemann’s-On-The-River Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Paul F, February 7, 2008
1. Lueddemann’s-On-The-River Marker
(Double-sided marker.)
Inscription. This park played a key role in Shorewood’s development. In 1872, Frederick A. Lueddemann opened Lueddemann’s-On-The-River on this site in the Town of Milwaukee. Otto Zwietusch bought the resort in 1876 and renamed it Mineral Springs Park. Envisioning a landscaped urban retreat, he replaced the original building with a large building featuring apartments, a restaurant and billiard rooms.

The park was purchased in 1900 and renamed “Coney Island.” Its owners added a roller coaster, loud music and garish lights. These changes prompted growing dissatisfaction with the Town of Milwaukee which was collecting license fees.

In 1900, the community incorporated as the Village of East Milwaukee, renamed Shorewood in 1917. Ravenna Park, the last in a succession of parks, closed in 1916. The grounds were subdivided and the structures removed. Only Hubbard Park remains from the original Lueddemann’s-On-The-River.
 
Erected 2000. (Marker Number 446.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Wisconsin Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 43° 4.944′ N, 87° 53.271′ W. Marker is in Shorewood, Wisconsin, in Milwaukee County. Marker is on North Oakland Avenue just
Lueddemann’s-On-The-River Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Paul F, February 7, 2008
2. Lueddemann’s-On-The-River Marker
(West side of double-sided marker)
north of East Edgewood Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3500 N. Oakland Ave, Milwaukee WI 53211, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Old Sauk Trail (approx. 0.2 miles away); Carl Sandburg Hall (approx. 0.4 miles away); Shorewood Village Hall (approx. 0.4 miles away); Shorewood High School (approx. 0.4 miles away); Golda Meir (approx. half a mile away); Milwaukee-Downer College Buildings (approx. half a mile away); Shorewood Armory (approx. 0.6 miles away); Milwaukee-Downer College (approx. 0.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Shorewood.
 
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Lueddemann’s-On-The-River Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Paul F, February 7, 2008
3. Lueddemann’s-On-The-River Marker
(East side of double-sided marker)
Lueddemann’s-On-The-River Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Paul F, February 7, 2008
4. Lueddemann’s-On-The-River Marker
Looking west from street at marker and park.
 

 
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