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

Turn of the Century Business District

 
 
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By Paul Fehrenbach, August 6, 2014
1. Turn of the Century Business District Marker
Inscription. Hales Corners grew into a Village after the Civil War. New homes & businesses were established along the Janesville Plank Road, the most important road in the Village.

Adam Conrad erected an opera house at this approximate location on the “Plank Road” in the late 1800’s. It was used for events such as dances, movies and parties, but never for operas.

Across the street between 10544 and 10432 W. Forest Home, several buildings remain from the same era though most have been extensively remodeled. Businesses housed there included a smithy, hardware store, grocery store, meat market, saloon, ice cream parlor and cobbler shop. Often there were living quarters upstairs or in the back.
 
Erected by Hales Corners Historical Society. (Marker Number 3.)
 
Location. 42° 56.287′ N, 88° 2.688′ W. Marker is in Hales Corners, Wisconsin, in Milwaukee County. Marker is on West Forest Home Avenue ¼ mile east of South 108th Street (Wisconsin Route 100), on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 10539 West Forest Home Avenue, Hales Corners WI 53130, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies
Turn of the Century Business District Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Fehrenbach, August 6, 2014
2. Turn of the Century Business District Marker
Look east along West Forest Home Avenue.
. Hales Corners – A Farm Village (within shouting distance of this marker); The German Evangelical Church / Brach’s Animal Hospital (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Hales Corners – A Suburb (approx. 0.2 miles away); Hales Corners – A Crossroads Community (approx. 0.2 miles away); A Village Emerges! (approx. 0.3 miles away); St. Mary’s Church and Cemetery (approx. one mile away); Wisconsin's Lime Industry (approx. 1.1 miles away); Boyhood Home of Jeremiah Curtin (approx. 1.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Hales Corners.
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers
 
Turn of the Century Business District Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Fehrenbach, August 6, 2014
3. Turn of the Century Business District Marker
Looking west along West Forest Home Avenue.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 232 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. • Al Wolf was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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