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Blessed Virgin of Pompeii Church

 
 
Blessed Virgin of Pompeii Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 5, 2010
1. Blessed Virgin of Pompeii Church Marker
Inscription.
West and across the street stood Milwaukee's first landmark, Blessed Virgin of Pompeii Church, built by the Italian community. Known as the Little Pink Church, 1904-1967.

Blessed Virgin of Pompeii Church, built in 1904 as the first church edifice of the Milwaukee Italian community. Designated by the Milwaukee Landmarks Commission as a Landmark of the City of Milwaukee, 1967.
 
Erected 1977 by Pompeii Men's Club and City of Milwaukee.
 
Location. 43° 2.144′ N, 87° 54.204′ W. Marker is in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in Milwaukee County. Marker is at the intersection of the Van Buren Street Exit 1E Ramp of I-794 and Jackson Street, on the right when traveling east on the Van Buren Street Exit 1E Ramp of I-794. Touch for map. Marker is in Pompeii Square park. Marker is in this post office area: Milwaukee WI 53202, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Otto Kuehn Leaf Tobacco Warehouse (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Automatic Temperature Control System (about 800 feet away); O.C. Hansen Glove and Mitten Mfg. Co. (approx. 0.2 miles away); Standard Paper Co. (approx.
Blessed Virgin of Pompeii Church Landmark Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 5, 2010
2. Blessed Virgin of Pompeii Church Landmark Marker
0.2 miles away); Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company (approx. 0.2 miles away); S. Heller Elevator Company (approx. 0.2 miles away); Phoenix Knitting Co. Plant #6 (approx. 0.2 miles away); E.R. Godfrey & Sons Co. Commission House (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Milwaukee.
 
Also see . . .
1. Wisconsin Italian-American Clubs. (Submitted on November 28, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Italians in Milwaukee. (Submitted on November 28, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Blessed Virgin of Pompeii Church History. (Submitted on November 28, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Blessed Virgin of Pompeii Church Window image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 5, 2010
3. Blessed Virgin of Pompeii Church Window
Blessed Virgin of Pompeii Church Markers image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 5, 2010
4. Blessed Virgin of Pompeii Church Markers
Blessed Virgin of Pompeii Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 5, 2010
5. Blessed Virgin of Pompeii Church Marker
Looking east
Looking West from Pompeii Square image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 5, 2010
6. Looking West from Pompeii Square
Looking across Jackson Street to the Van Buren Street off-ramp from I-794. This was the location of the church.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 28, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 910 times since then and 75 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on November 28, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
 
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