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Brig. Gen. Rufus King’s Home

 
 
Brig. Gen. Rufus King’s Home Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul F, December 6, 2010
1. Brig. Gen. Rufus King’s Home Marker
Southside of two sided marker
Inscription. Built in 1838, the general’s 2-story wooden house on the northeast corner of Mason and Van Buren lent this intersection the name “King’s Corner.” It was razed in 1915. Rufus King (1814-1876) came to Milwaukee in 1845, was editor of the Milwaukee Sentinel and Gazette, a member of the 1848 Wisconsin Constitutional Convention, the superintendent of Milwaukee’s public schools, a UW regent, the organizer and commander of the famed “Iron Brigade” during the Civil War and U.S. Minister to Rome.
 
Erected 2010 by Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, Auxiliary of the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, The Milwaukee County Historical Society.
 
Location. 43° 2.42′ N, 87° 54.162′ W. Marker is in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in Milwaukee County. Marker is at the intersection of East Mason Street and North Van Buren Street, on the right when traveling west on East Mason Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Milwaukee WI 53202, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Historic Milwaukee (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Northwestern National Insurance Company (about 600 feet away); Saint John Cathedral
Brig. Gen. Rufus King’s Home Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul F, December 6, 2010
2. Brig. Gen. Rufus King’s Home Marker
Northside of two sided marker
(about 600 feet away); a different marker also named Historic Milwaukee (about 700 feet away); Matthew Keenan House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Federal Building - U.S. Courthouse (approx. 0.2 miles away); Court House Square (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Historic Milwaukee (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Milwaukee.
 
Categories. Notable PersonsWar, US Civil
 
Brig. Gen. Rufus King’s Home Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul F, December 6, 2010
3. Brig. Gen. Rufus King’s Home Marker
Intersection of East Mason and North Van Buren Streets, with marker in center of picture behind fire hydrant.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 653 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. 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.
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