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West Bend in Washington County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)

James Kneeland House

City of West Bend, Wisconsin

James Kneeland House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Paul Fehrenbach, November 3, 2013
1. James Kneeland House Marker
Inscription.  James Kneeland, one of the founders of West Bend, purchased this plot of land in the early 1840s. This 2 ½ story side gabled cream city brick building was erected in 1858 and is one of the oldest buildings in West Bend.

In 1860, the building served as an Inn owned by Union Civil War Captain Jacob E. Mann. Veteran Civil War Private Ernst Fitzner purchased this building in 1878. The building was converted in 1892 into a two-family side-by-side dwelling. From 1910 through the 1940s, it was a one-family home. The use of the building changed in 1946, and was primarily used for business purposes including Abstract and Title Company from 1955-1959, a tea room in the 1960s, Norwood Paper Company in 1975, and from the 1980s to present for various dining establishments.

Landmarks Commission
Washington County, Wisconsin
Erected 2007 by Washington County Landmarks Commission. (Marker Number 07-001.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceNotable BuildingsSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1858.
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43° 25.257′ N, 88° 10.986′ W. Marker is in West Bend, Wisconsin, in Washington County. Marker is on Poplar Street, 0.1 miles west of South Main Steet, on the right when traveling west. The marker is located on the front of The Poplar Inn restaurant. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 518 Poplar Street, West Bend WI 53095, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Court House Square (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Washington County Courthouse Square (about 400 feet away); Eisenbahn Trail History (approx. 0.2 miles away); Bernhard "Ben" C. Ziegler (approx. ¼ mile away); Old Settlers Triangle (approx. 0.3 miles away); Washington House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Stephan F. Mayer Home (approx. half a mile away); The West Bend Aluminum Company (approx. ¾ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in West Bend.
James Kneeland House image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Paul Fehrenbach, November 3, 2013
2. James Kneeland House
Marker is between the two stairways
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 6, 2013, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 759 times since then and 66 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 6, 2013, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. • William J. Toman was the editor who published this page.

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