Hales Corners in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Turn of the Century Business District
Adam Conrad erected an opera house at this approximate location on the “Plank Road” in the late 1800’s. It was used for events such as dances, movies and parties, but never for operas.
Across the street between 10544 and 10432 W. Forest Home, several buildings remain from the same era though most have been extensively remodeled. Businesses housed there included a smithy, hardware store, grocery store, meat market, saloon, ice cream parlor and cobbler shop. Often there were living quarters upstairs or in the back.
Erected by Hales Corners Historical Society. (Marker Number 3.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Settlements & Settlers.
Location. 42° 56.287′ N, 88° 2.688′ W. Marker is in Hales Corners, Wisconsin, in Milwaukee County. Marker is on West Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 10539 West Forest Home Avenue, Hales Corners WI 53130, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hales Corners – A Farm Village (within shouting distance of this marker); The German Evangelical Church / Brach’s Animal Hospital (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Hales Corners – A Suburb (approx. 0.2 miles away); Hales Corners – A Crossroads Community (approx. 0.2 miles away); A Village Emerges! (approx. 0.3 miles away); St. Mary’s Church and Cemetery (approx. one mile away); Wisconsin's Lime Industry (approx. 1.1 miles away); Boyhood Home of Jeremiah Curtin (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hales Corners.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 7, 2014, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 349 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 7, 2014, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. • Al Wolf was the editor who published this page.