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Town of Polk in Washington County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Schubert Cheese Factory

Town of Polk, Wisconsin

 
 
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By Paul Fehrenbach, March 14, 2012
1. Schubert Cheese Factory Marker
Inscription. The fieldstone and timber Schubert Cheese Factory was built in 1901 with two-foot thick walls. The majority of the structure was built into the hill to serve as a cooling cellar for aging cheese. The front of the building was used for processing of the cheese and the back served as the cellar.

Schubertís was one of four cheese factories within one and one-half miles and was well known for its brick cheese. Local farmers hauled their milk to the factory by horse-drawn wagons until milk trucks became more common. The cheese from this factory was sold as far away as Milwaukee. In the early 1950s, the cheese factory closed.

The restoration depicts the appearance and condition of the factory from the time it was built. The Schubert Cheese Factory was an important part of the commercial activity at Diefenbach Corners.
 
Erected 2008 by Washington County Landmarks Commission. (Marker Number 06-001.)
 
Location. 43° 21.207′ N, 88° 15.438′ W. Marker is in Town of Polk, Wisconsin, in Washington County. Marker is on Arthur Road 0.3 miles east of County Route NN, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4432 Arthur Road, West Bend WI 53095, United States of America.
 
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Schubert Cheese Factory Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Fehrenbach, March 14, 2012
2. Schubert Cheese Factory Marker
Marker is in the center of the photo
At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Winter Farm (approx. 1.1 miles away); Timmerís Resort (approx. 1.6 miles away); Cedar Lake Yacht Club (approx. 1.6 miles away); Maxon-Wright House (approx. 2 miles away); St. Lawrence Church (approx. 4 miles away); Great Divide (approx. 5.1 miles away); Home of Reuben John Schmahl (approx. 5.6 miles away); Washington County Courthouse Square (approx. 5.9 miles away).
 
Categories. AgricultureIndustry & Commerce
 
Schubert Cheese Factory image. Click for full size.
By Paul Fehrenbach, March 14, 2012
3. Schubert Cheese Factory
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 20, 2012, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 434 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 20, 2012, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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