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

Lakeside Power Plant

 
 
Lakeside Power Plant Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Fehrenbach, August 8, 2018
1. Lakeside Power Plant Marker
Inscription.  In 1920, the Lakeside Power Plant opened here, becoming the world’s largest plant to exclusively burn pulverized coal. The lighted smokestacks were visible to ship captains and airplane pilots for miles off shore until 1987 when the plant was razed.
 
Erected 2018 by Wisconsin Historical Society and St. Francis Historical Society.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the Wisconsin Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1920.
 
Location. 42° 58.488′ N, 87° 51.427′ W. Marker is in St. Francis, Wisconsin, in Milwaukee County. Marker is at the intersection of South Lake Drive (State Highway 32) and East Howard Avenue, on the right when traveling north on South Lake Drive. Marker is located at the entrance to the Oak Leaf Trail. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3800 South Lake Drive, Saint Francis WI 53235, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lake Protestant Cemetery (approx. 0.7 miles away); General Mitchell Field
Lakeside Power Plant Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Fehrenbach, August 8, 2018
2. Lakeside Power Plant Marker
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(approx. 2.2 miles away); Bay View's Rolling Mill (approx. 2.4 miles away); Town of Lake (approx. 3.2 miles away); Bay View’s Immigrants (approx. 3.2 miles away); St. Josaphat Basilica (approx. 3.7 miles away); Saint Stephen Lutheran Church (approx. 4.3 miles away); Carferry SS Milwaukee (approx. 4˝ miles away).
 
Regarding Lakeside Power Plant. Additional history and pictures: https://hannemanarchive.com/tag/lakeside-power-plant/
 
Lakeside Power Plant Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Fehrenbach, August 8, 2018
3. Lakeside Power Plant Marker
with Lake Michigan in the background.
Lakeside Power Plant Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Fehrenbach, August 8, 2018
4. Lakeside Power Plant Marker
close-up of photo on the marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 22, 2018. It was originally submitted on August 22, 2018, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 166 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 22, 2018, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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