Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Milwaukee in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

MacArthur Square

 
 
MacArthur Square Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul F, May 3, 2010
1. MacArthur Square Marker
Inscription. MacArthur Square was designated on September 17, 1945 to honor General of the Army Douglas MacArthur for his leadership of Allied forces in the Pacific during World War II. MacArthur, his father General Arthur MacArthur, and his grandfather Judge Arthur MacArthur, were all residents of Milwaukee. Douglas lived at the Plankinton House and attended West Division High School. In 1898 he was appointed to the U.S. Military Academy by Milwaukee Congressman Theobald Otjen. Douglas MacArthur’s final visit here was on April 27, 1951, when he received an honorary degree from Marquette University and spoke at this site.
 
Erected 1979 by Wisconsin State Historical Society. (Marker Number 254.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Wisconsin Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 43° 2.482′ N, 87° 55.32′ W. Marker is in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in Milwaukee County. Marker can be reached from James Lovell Street ¼ mile north of Wells. Click for map. Marker is located in MacArthur Square Park on the Milwaukee Civic Center campus. Marker is in this post office area: Milwaukee WI 53233, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Milwaukee's Last Operating Tower Clock (about
MacArthur Square Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul F, May 3, 2010
2. MacArthur Square Marker
MacArthur Statue with Milwaukee County Courthouse in background
500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Central Library (approx. 0.2 miles away); Historic Milwaukee (approx. 0.2 miles away); Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church Complex (approx. 0.2 miles away); Saint James Court (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Historic Milwaukee (approx. 0.2 miles away); Indian Village Site (approx. 0.3 miles away); Mabel Wanda Raimey (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Milwaukee.
 
Additional comments.
1. MacArthur Square Marker
This marker has been removed from MacArthur Square Park. The statue of MacArthur was moved to Veteran's Park down by the art museum on the lakefront in 2014. However, the marker is no longer mounted to the statue base and we have not found it on display anywhere else.
    — Submitted March 12, 2016, by Rebecca Ann Barton of Milwaukee, WI - Wisconsin.

 
Categories. Notable PersonsWar, World II
 
MacArthur Square Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul F, May 3, 2010
3. MacArthur Square Marker
MacArthur Statue with Milwaukee Public Museum in background
MacArthur Square Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul F, May 3, 2010
4. MacArthur Square Marker
MacArthur Statue with Milwaukee Public Safety building in background
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 840 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
Paid Advertisement