Milwaukee in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
On September 25, 1997 Eppstein Uhen Architects-Milwaukee, presented this replica of "Gertie" to the City of Milwaukee, in appreciation of their 90 year partnership.
Gertie is the mallard that captivated the City and the Nation in 1945. Replacement of the Wisconsin Avenue Bridge pilings were postponed when it was discovered that Gertie had made a home for her future family under this bridge. Gertie diverted attention as the world watched and awaited the arrival of this Mother's ducklings. At a grim time of war and depression in our nation's history Gertie and her family represented new life and hope.
Eppstein Uhen Architects gratefully acknowledges sculptor Gwendolyn Gillen, Mayor John Norquist, the RiverWalk District and the City of Milwaukee in their support.
Erected by Eppstein Uhen Architects and the City of Milwaukee.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Animals • Bridges & Viaducts. A significant historical month for this entry is September 1859.
Location. 43° 2.33′ N, 87° 54.612′ W. Marker is in Milwaukee, WisconsinTouch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 East Wisconsin Avenue, 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. The First House on the East Side of Milwaukee (within shouting distance of this marker); Wisconsin's Oldest Newspaper (within shouting distance of this marker); Milwaukee's Bridge War (within shouting distance of this marker); Milwaukee's Miraculous Mallard (within shouting distance of this marker); Every Building Tells a Story (within shouting distance of this marker); The First Milwaukeeans (within shouting distance of this marker); Nearly a Century of Planning (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Architectural Gems on the Riverfront (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Milwaukee.
More about this marker. All of Rosie's ducklings are nearby, along the RiverWalk.
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Also see . . . Milwaukee's Gertie the Duck. (Submitted on December 2, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Credits. This page was last revised on August 5, 2021. It was originally submitted on December 2, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,001 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17. submitted on December 2, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.