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Green Bay in Brown County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

The Birthplace Home of Earl “Curly” Lambeau

 
 
The Birthplace Home of Earl "Curly" Lambeau Marker image. Click for full size.
By Robert L Weber, December 15, 2010
1. The Birthplace Home of Earl "Curly" Lambeau Marker
Inscription. Built in 1868, this example of mid-19th century architecture is one of the oldest homes on its original foundation with its original exterior.

On April 9, 1898, two residents of this home, Marcel and Mary Lambeau, gave birth to their first child, Earl "Curly" Lambeau. Curly went on to star in football at Green Bay East High School, located just 5 blocks from this spot. He then briefly attended Notre Dame University in 1918, scoring the first touchdown ever for Motre Dame's first year football coach, Knute Rockne.

In August 1919, Curly and George Calhoun co-founded a football team that became the Green Bay Packers. Chosen as captain before the first practice, Lambeau played for the Packers through 1929 and coached them through 1949. He won a record six NFL championship, including a record three straight from 1929 - 1931. Both records remain unsurpassed.

Lambeau died on June 1, 1965. Shortly thereafter, Lambeau Field, the longest continually occupied NFL stadium, was named after him. Lambeau Field is widely regarded as the most famous venue in the National Football League.
 
Location. 44° 30.789′ N, 87° 59.655′ W. Marker is in Green Bay, Wisconsin, in Brown County. Marker is on North Irwin Avenue 0.1 miles south of University
Earl "Curly" Lambeau's Home and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Robert L Weber, December 15, 2010
2. Earl "Curly" Lambeau's Home and Marker
Marker is visible between the two windows.
Avenue. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 617 North Irwin Avenue, Green Bay WI 54302, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Curly Lambeau's Birthplace Home (a few steps from this marker); Packers Practice Fields (approx. mile away); City Stadium (approx. 0.4 miles away); Hagemeister Park (approx. 0.4 miles away); Cnesses Israel Synagogue (approx. 0.6 miles away); Riverside Ballroom (approx. 0.7 miles away); Indian Packing Plant & Acme Packing Plant (approx. 0.7 miles away); Bellevue Park (approx. 0.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Green Bay.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia entry for Earl Louis "Curly" Lambeau. (Submitted on January 14, 2011.)
 
Categories. Notable BuildingsSports
 
Historic Site Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Robert L Weber, December 15, 2010
3. Historic Site Plaque
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bob (peach) Weber of Prescott Valley, Arizona. This page has been viewed 1,048 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bob (peach) Weber of Prescott Valley, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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