“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Cedarburg in Ozaukee County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)

Historic Cedarburg

Historic Cedarburg Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Paul F
1. Historic Cedarburg Marker
Inscription.  The source of Cedarburg’s vigor from its birth as a village in 1845 was the power-producing creek that the Irish and German immigrants found here. After building five dams and five mills, the life of the community flowed along the banks of the Cedar Creek.
The historic heart of Cedarburg contains a significant group of nineteenth and early twentieth century buildings that embody the distinctive architectural styles and construction methods employed in the city from the 1840s to the 1920s. The diversity of the types of buildings in the downtown historic district reflects the fact that this area has served as the center of Cedarburg’s social, commercial, industrial, educational and religious activities. Despite this diversity, strong relationships exist between the buildings because of similarities in scale, style, materials and craftsmanship. Many are constructed of locally-quarried limestone or cream-colored brick. The most obvious bond between the buildings is their skillful masonry work, which gives Cedarburg its special character. While many of the early builders and masons remain anonymous, the high quality of the historic buildings
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serves as an enduring tribute to their skills.
Erected 1988 by State Historical Society of Wisconsin. (Marker Number 289.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Notable PlacesSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Wisconsin Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1845.
Location. 43° 17.938′ N, 87° 59.318′ W. Marker is in Cedarburg, Wisconsin, in Ozaukee County. Marker is on Washington Avenue south of Cleveland Street, on the right when traveling south. Located in front of City Hall. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 645 Washington Avenue, Cedarburg WI 53012, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Liberty Tree Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Interurban Bridge / Riding the Interurban (within shouting distance of this marker); The First 100 Years (approx. 0.2 miles away); Cedarburg Woolen Mill (approx. 0.2 miles away); Origin of Cedar Creek / Mills on the Creek (approx. 0.2 miles away); Cedarburg Mill (approx. 0.2 miles away); The History of the Boerner Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); Cedarburg Cultural Center Building (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cedarburg.
Historic Cedarburg Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Paul F, July 2, 2009
2. Historic Cedarburg Marker
Credits. This page was last revised on April 12, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 28, 2010, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 935 times since then and 55 times this year. Last updated on April 11, 2020, by Devon Polzar of Port Washington, Wisconsin. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 28, 2010, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.

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