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

The First House on the East Side of Milwaukee

LeClaire's Trading Post

 
 
LeClaire's Trading Post Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devon Polzar, July 10, 2016
1. LeClaire's Trading Post Marker
Inscription.
The first house on the east side
of Milwaukee was built on this site
in the year 1800 by
Antoine LeClaire as a trading post,
the log house shown on the left
of this view:
The log cabin, stockade and store
on the right were erected by
Solomon Juneau in 1825
In 1835 Juneau built a large
warehouse which in 1851 was replaced
by Ludington's brick block
and the latter by the
present building in 1891

This tablet was erected under the
supervision of the
Old Settlers Club of Milwaukee County
by Capt. Frederick Pabst in 1903

 
Erected 1903 by Old Settlers Club of Milwaukee County.
 
Location. 43° 2.338′ N, 87° 54.59′ W. Marker is in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in Milwaukee County. Click for map. Marker is located on Milwaukee's RiverWalk just north of the Wisconsin Avenue bridge over the Milwaukee River, adjacent to the John Hawks Pub patio. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 East Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee WI 53202, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Wisconsin's Oldest Newspaper (a few steps from this marker); Gertie (within shouting distance
LeClaire's Trading Post Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 5, 2010
2. LeClaire's Trading Post Marker
On John Hawks Pub patio, on wall below flagpole
of this marker); Every Building Tells a Story (within shouting distance of this marker); The First Milwaukeeans (within shouting distance of this marker); Milwaukee's Bridge War (within shouting distance of this marker); Milwaukee's Miraculous Mallard (within shouting distance of this marker); Historic Milwaukee (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Nearly a Century of Planning (about 300 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Milwaukee.
 
Also see . . .
1. Antoine LeClaire and Family. (Submitted on December 2, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. LeClaire, Iowa. (Submitted on December 2, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Trading Post and Newspaper Markers on front wall of Pub image. Click for full size.
By Robert L Weber, July 13, 2011
3. Trading Post and Newspaper Markers on front wall of Pub
Trading Post and Newspaper Markers on front wall of Pub image. Click for full size.
By Robert L Weber, July 13, 2011
4. Trading Post and Newspaper Markers on front wall of Pub
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 559 times since then and 13 times this year. Last updated on , by Devon Polzar of Port Washington, Wisconsin. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Devon Polzar of Port Washington, Wisconsin.   2. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   3, 4. submitted on , by Bob (peach) Weber of Prescott Valley, Arizona. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on July 19, 2016.
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