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Blessed Virgin of Pompeii Church

 
 
Blessed Virgin of Pompeii Church Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., September 5, 2010
1. Blessed Virgin of Pompeii Church Marker
Inscription.  
West and across the street stood Milwaukee's first landmark, Blessed Virgin of Pompeii Church, built by the Italian community. Known as the Little Pink Church, 1904-1967.

Blessed Virgin of Pompeii Church, built in 1904 as the first church edifice of the Milwaukee Italian community. Designated by the Milwaukee Landmarks Commission as a Landmark of the City of Milwaukee, 1967.
 
Erected 1977 by Pompeii Men's Club and City of Milwaukee.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion. A significant historical year for this entry is 1904.
 
Location. 43° 2.144′ N, 87° 54.204′ W. Marker is in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in Milwaukee County. Marker is at the intersection of Van Buren Street Exit 1E Ramp (Interstate 794) and Jackson Street, on the right when traveling east on Van Buren Street Exit 1E Ramp. Marker is in Pompeii Square park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Milwaukee WI 53202, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Otto Kuehn Leaf Tobacco Warehouse (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Automatic Temperature Control System (about 800 feet
Blessed Virgin of Pompeii Church Landmark Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., September 5, 2010
2. Blessed Virgin of Pompeii Church Landmark Marker
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away); O.C. Hansen Glove and Mitten Mfg. Co. (approx. 0.2 miles away); Standard Paper Co. (approx. 0.2 miles away); Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company (approx. 0.2 miles away); S. Heller Elevator Company (approx. 0.2 miles away); Phoenix Knitting Co. Plant #6 (approx. 0.2 miles away); E.R. Godfrey & Sons Co. Commission House (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Milwaukee.
 
Also see . . .  Italians in Milwaukee. (Submitted on November 28, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Blessed Virgin of Pompeii Church Window image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., September 5, 2010
3. Blessed Virgin of Pompeii Church Window
Blessed Virgin of Pompeii Church Markers image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., September 5, 2010
4. Blessed Virgin of Pompeii Church Markers
Blessed Virgin of Pompeii Church Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., September 5, 2010
5. Blessed Virgin of Pompeii Church Marker
Looking east
Blessed Virgin of Pompeii Church as demolition began image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Ray Szopieray, circa October 1, 1967
6. Blessed Virgin of Pompeii Church as demolition began
The photo was taken by Ray Szopieray as the demolition began in 1967. The photo is in the personal collection of Karl Bandow who was kind enough to allow us to publish this photo.
Blessed Virgin of Pompeii Church as demolition began image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Ray Szopieray, circa October 1, 1967
7. Blessed Virgin of Pompeii Church as demolition began
The photo was taken by Ray Szopieray as the demolition began in 1967. The photo is in the personal collection of Karl Bandow who was kind enough to allow us to publish this photo.
Looking West from Pompeii Square image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., September 5, 2010
8. Looking West from Pompeii Square
Looking across Jackson Street to the Van Buren Street off-ramp from I-794. This was the location of the church.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 21, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 28, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,173 times since then and 44 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on November 28, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   6, 7. submitted on December 20, 2020, by Lugnuts of Germantown, Wisconsin.   8. submitted on November 28, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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Jul. 7, 2022