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

Solomon Juneau House

 
 
Solomon Juneau House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul F, October 13, 2010
1. Solomon Juneau House Marker
Inscription.  Born in 1793, Solomon Juneau, a French Canadian agent for the American Fur Company and founder of the City of Milwaukee, established one of his outlying trading posts in this vicinity along the east branch of the Rock River in the early 1830s. He named it “Theresa” in honor of his mother. In 1847, after helping to develop Milwaukee and serving as mayor, Juneau turned his attention to the pretty spot near the Rock River where he had a trading post and constructed this Greek Revival house, which he and his wife Josette called their “summer retreat.” In 1848, Juneau platted the Village of Theresa, opened a general store and soon constructed a dam for his grist and sawmill. In 1852, the Juneau family moved permanently to Theresa. Josette died in 1855 and Solomon Juneau died a year later. The Juneau House is the last remaining home of Solomon Juneau. It was moved 200 feet from its original location and is maintained by the Theresa Historical Society as a house museum.
 
Erected 1997 by Wisconsin State Historical Society. (Marker Number 345.)
 
Topics and series. This
Solomon Juneau House and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul F, October 13, 2010
2. Solomon Juneau House and Marker
historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Notable BuildingsSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Wisconsin Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 43° 30.995′ N, 88° 27.071′ W. Marker is in Theresa, Wisconsin, in Dodge County. Marker is on South Milwaukee Street (State Highway 175) 0.1 miles north of Bonduel Street, on the right when traveling north. Marker is mounted on the right corner of the stone retaining wall in front of the building. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 217 South Milwaukee Street, Theresa WI 53091, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. World War II (approx. 3.1 miles away); Wisconsin’s First Iron Smelter (approx. 4.6 miles away); Hollenstein Wagon and Carriage Factory (approx. 4.8 miles away); Soldiers and Sailors Monument (approx. 4.9 miles away); The Mayville White Limestone School Building (approx. 4.9 miles away); Berthold "Pete" Husting (approx. 4.9 miles away); Allenton Iron Bridge (approx. 8˝ miles away); War Memorial (approx. 9.1 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Solomon Juneau, Founder of Milwaukee. An article from Wisconsin's French
Solomon Juneau House image. Click for full size.
By Paul F, October 13, 2010
3. Solomon Juneau House
Plaque seen in photos #4 and #5 is visible below the retaining wall.
Connection
. It includes a short biography of Solomon Juneau, the history of the house and town, and includes historical photos. (Submitted on October 20, 2010.) 
 
Plaque Located In Front of Juneau House image. Click for full size.
By Paul F, October 13, 2010
4. Plaque Located In Front of Juneau House
This Tablet Marks
the Site of the Last Home
of
Solomon Juneau

Marked by Dodge County Federation of Women’s Clubs May 1938
Stone With Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Paul F, October 13, 2010
5. Stone With Plaque
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 13, 2010, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 1,489 times since then and 135 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 13, 2010, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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