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De Pere in Brown County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

White Pillars

 
 
White Pillars Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, August 15, 2008
1. White Pillars Marker
Inscription. This building was erected in 1836 to serve as the office of the Fox River Hydraulic Company, which was chartered by Wisconsin's first Territorial Legislature to construct a dam at Rapides des Peres. Following the 1837 financial crisis, notes issued by the company circulated as currency, making it one of the first de facto banks in Wisconsin. In subsequent years the building served as a barber shop, newspaper office, cabinet shop, private school, church and residence.
 
Erected 1980 by the Wisconsin Historical Society. (Marker Number 262.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Wisconsin Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 44° 27.162′ N, 88° 3.642′ W. Marker is in De Pere, Wisconsin, in Brown County. Marker is on North Broadway (State Highway 57) north of Cass Street, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is at the White Pillars Museum – De Pere Historical Society. Marker is at or near this postal address: 403 North Broadway, De Pere WI 54115, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Rapides des Peres (approx. 0.2 miles away); Marquette–Jolliet (approx. mile away but
White Pillars Marker and Museum image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, August 15, 2008
2. White Pillars Marker and Museum
has been reported missing); Brown County Court House 1838 to 1854 (approx. mile away); Address by President Lincoln (approx. mile away); St. Norbert College & The Packers (approx. 0.8 miles away); Bernard Henry Pennings (approx. 0.8 miles away); The Catholic Bark Chapel (approx. 1.9 miles away); Menomineeville, Seat of Justice (approx. 1.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in De Pere.
 
Also see . . .  De Pere History. (Submitted on August 30, 2008.)
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
White Pillars image. Click for full size.
By Robert L Weber, August 5, 2010
3. White Pillars
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 1,401 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.   3. submitted on , by Bob (peach) Weber of Prescott Valley, Arizona. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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