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Brown County Courthouse

Packers Heritage Trail

 
 
Brown County Courthouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Robert L Weber, June 8, 2012
1. Brown County Courthouse Marker
Inscription.  The imposing Brown County Courthouse was where the first stockholders meeting of the newly formed non-profit Green Bay Football Corporation was held on Sept. 17, 1923. It was the first of many important Packer meetings held here over the next four decades.

When the franchise was recognized in 1935 under a new name, Green Bay Packers, Inc, the meeting was again held here. So was the meeting in 1950 when shareholders finalized plans for a third stock sale to save the franchise.

This also was the site of perhaps the stormiest meeting in Packers history. For almost four hours on Nov. 30, 1949, the club's board of directors debated Curly Lambeau's future before voting to extend his contract as coach. But a deal was never finalized, and Lambeau resigned two months later to take over the Chicago Cardinals.

The 1933 trial that nearly doomed the Packers also was held here in Judge Henry Graass' circuit courtroom. Willard J. Bent, a local fan, had fallen from the bleachers during a game at City Stadium in 1931, injuring his back. He sued the Packers and was awarded nearly $5,000. The verdict was handed down on Feb. 28,
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By Robert L Weber, June 8, 2012
2. Brown County Courthouse
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1933. Left with no tangible assets, the Packers went into receivership six months later.

The courthouse opened in 1910.

Sponsored by:
Carl and Mary Ellen Kuehne & Family

 
Erected 2012 by Packers Heritage Trail Foundation.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Sports. A significant historical month for this entry is February 1291.
 
Location. 44° 30.746′ N, 88° 0.849′ W. Marker is in Green Bay, Wisconsin, in Brown County. Marker is at the intersection of South Jefferson Street and Doty Street, on the right when traveling south on South Jefferson Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Green Bay WI 54301, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Brown County Civil War Memorial (here, next to this marker); Columbus Community Club (within shouting distance of this marker); Liberty Bell Replica (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Spirit of the Northwest (about 300 feet away); St. Willebrord Catholic Church (about 400 feet away); Curly Lambeau's Office Northern Building (about 500 feet away); Green Bay Press-Gazette (about 500 feet away); Birthplace Of The Packers (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Green Bay.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study each marker
Brown County Courthouse and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Robert L Weber, June 8, 2012
3. Brown County Courthouse and Marker
in the order shown.
 
Also see . . .  Packers Heritage Trail. (Submitted on June 14, 2012, by Bob (peach) Weber of Dewey, Arizona.)
 
Brown County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By Robert L Weber, June 8, 2012
4. Brown County Courthouse
Other Memorials around the Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By Robert L Weber, June 8, 2012
5. Other Memorials around the Courthouse
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 20, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 13, 2012, by Bob (peach) Weber of Dewey, Arizona. This page has been viewed 700 times since then and 31 times this year. Last updated on February 19, 2020, by Devon Polzar of Port Washington, Wisconsin. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on June 13, 2012, by Bob (peach) Weber of Dewey, Arizona. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.

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