“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Milwaukee in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul F, May 25, 2010
1. The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Marker
Inscription. Milwaukee’s State Normal School, which was founded in 1885 on the city’s west side to train teachers, relocated in 1909 to this building, Mitchell Hall, then located on 11–1/2 acres. Designed by Van Ryn and de Gelleke, expanded in 1912, and named after a distinguished Milwaukee family, Mitchell Hall continued as “Old Main” when the institution became degree-granting Milwaukee State Teachers College in 1927 and Wisconsin State College in 1951. The College merged with the University of Wisconsin’s Milwaukee Extension Center in 1955-56 to become the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. The campus soon expanded to 91 acres, facilities were continuously constructed, and both undergraduate and graduate degree programs, including doctorates, grew and developed, with a student body of more than 25,000 as early as 1974. Mitchell Hall, renovated in 1977, continues to provide major classroom and office facilities.
Erected 1992 by State Historical Society of Wisconsin. (Marker Number 308.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Wisconsin Historical Society marker series.
Location. 43° 4.552′ N, 87° 52.687′ W. Marker is in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in Milwaukee County. Marker is
Mitchell Hall image. Click for full size.
By Paul F, May 25, 2010
2. Mitchell Hall
on North Downer Avenue 0.1 miles from East Kenwood Blvd, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3200 North Downer Ave, Milwaukee WI 53211, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Milwaukee-Downer College (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Golda Meir (about 800 feet away); Milwaukee-Downer College Buildings (approx. 0.2 miles away); Carl Sandburg Hall (approx. 0.3 miles away); Lake Park (approx. 0.3 miles away); Prehistoric Burial Mound (approx. half a mile away); Lueddemann’s-On-The-River (approx. 0.7 miles away); North Point Light Station (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Milwaukee.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study each marker in the order shown.
Also see . . .  University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee website. (Submitted on July 10, 2010, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
Categories. EducationNotable Buildings
<i>The New State Normal School, Milwaukee, Wis.</i> image. Click for full size.
circa 1910
3. The New State Normal School, Milwaukee, Wis.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 5, 2010, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 615 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 5, 2010, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin.   3. submitted on October 31, 2015. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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