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

Shorewood Armory

 
 
Shorewood Armory Marker in the new location. image. Click for full size.
By Fitzie Heimdahl, February 16, 2021
1. Shorewood Armory Marker in the new location.
Inscription.  The Shorewood Armory, once located near Capitol Drive and Oakland Avenue, was home to the cavalry unit of the Wisconsin National Guard from 1910 to 1930. Originally called the Light Horse Squadron, the cavalry drilled their horses on the thirty-acre armory grounds and the streets of Shorewood. The armory complex included military offices, the commander’s house, a dormitory, a gymnasium and a large barn with sixty-five stables. Shorewood’s rapid suburban expansion forced the cavalry unit to move in 1931.
 
Erected 1998. (Marker Number 366.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. In addition, it is included in the Wisconsin Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 43° 5.413′ N, 87° 53.258′ W. Marker is in Shorewood, Wisconsin, in Milwaukee County. Marker is at the intersection of North Oakland Avenue and East Elmdale Court, on the right when traveling south on North Oakland Avenue. Marker is now on the East façade of the Lighthorse building. Touch for map
Shorewood Armory Marker in the new location. image. Click for full size.
By Fitzie Heimdahl, February 17, 2021
2. Shorewood Armory Marker in the new location.
. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4041 N Oakland Ave, Milwaukee WI 53211, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Shorewood High School (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Shorewood Village Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away); Old Sauk Trail (approx. half a mile away); Lueddemann’s-On-The-River (approx. half a mile away); Kilbourntown House (approx. 0.6 miles away); Steamer Appomattox (approx. 0.7 miles away); Carl Sandburg Hall (approx. 0.8 miles away); Milwaukee-Downer College Buildings (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Shorewood.
 
Former location of the Shorewood Armory Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul F, January 12, 2008
3. Former location of the Shorewood Armory Marker
Former location of the Shorewood Armory Marker. image. Click for full size.
By Paul F, January 12, 2008
4. Former location of the Shorewood Armory Marker.
Construction of the Lighthorse building led to the marker being moved from this corner to one block south.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 17, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 30, 2010, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 695 times since then and 24 times this year. Last updated on February 17, 2021, by Fitzie Heimdahl of Eau Claire, Wisconsin. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 17, 2021, by Fitzie Heimdahl of Eau Claire, Wisconsin.   3. submitted on April 30, 2010, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin.   4. submitted on February 17, 2021, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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