Milwaukee in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
The First House on the East Side of Milwaukee
LeClaire's Trading Post
of Milwaukee was built on this site
in the year 1800 by
Antoine LeClaire as a trading post,
the log house shown on the left
of this view:
The log cabin, stockade and store
on the right were erected by
Solomon Juneau in 1825
In 1835 Juneau built a large
warehouse which in 1851 was replaced
by Ludington's brick block
and the latter by the
present building in 1891
This tablet was erected under the
supervision of the
Old Settlers Club of Milwaukee County
by Capt. Frederick Pabst in 1903
Erected 1903 by Old Settlers Club of Milwaukee County.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Exploration • Industry & Commerce • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1800.
Location. 43° 2.338′ N, 87° 54.59′ W. Marker is in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in Milwaukee County. Marker is located on Milwaukee's RiverWalk just north of the Wisconsin Avenue bridge over the Milwaukee Touch 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. Wisconsin's Oldest Newspaper (a few steps from this marker); Gertie (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); Milwaukee's Bridge War (within shouting distance of this marker); Milwaukee's Miraculous Mallard (within shouting distance of this marker); Historic Milwaukee (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Nearly a Century of Planning (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Milwaukee.
Also see . . . Antoine LeClaire and Family. (Submitted on December 2, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Credits. This page was last revised on May 9, 2021. It was originally submitted on December 2, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 716 times since then and 18 times this year. Last updated on July 14, 2016, by Devon Polzar of Port Washington, Wisconsin. Photos: 1. submitted on July 14, 2016, by Devon Polzar of Port Washington, Wisconsin. 2. submitted on December 2, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. 3, 4. submitted on July 14, 2011, by Bob (peach) Weber of Dewey, Arizona. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.