Green Bay in Brown County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Downtown Green Bay
Packers Heritage Trail
In 1921, their inaugural season in what is now the NFL, they held their first practice at the Old Courthouse Grounds at the southwest corner of Cherry and Jefferson Streets. Later that year, before the first-ever Packer-Bears game, the Lumberjack Band gathered at DeLair's Cafe on Washington Street and paraded in hunting caps, mackinaws, corduroy pants and high boots en route to catching a midnight train to Chicago.
Curly Lambeau worked as a salesman at Stiefel's, a men's clothing store on Washington, for most of the 1920's when he was both coaching and playing for the Packers.
Downtown was where players continued to live, eat, party and mingle with fans into the Glory Years of the 1960s and even beyond. It was the heart of "Titletown," the nickname Green Bay adopted during the Lombardi Dynasty.
That was a special time and the national media flocked to Green Bay to laud those great Packers teams and their larger-than-life coach. In turn, many of them romanticized about downtown's most popular haunts, the rapturous mood of the people on its streets and how a cherished football team had turned this small, sometimes bitterly cold Midwestern city into a paradise.
Ron and Colleen
Erected 2012 by Packers Heritage Trail Foundation.
Location. 44° 31.025′ N, 88° 0.899′ W. Marker is in Green Bay, Wisconsin, in Brown County. Marker can be reached from North Washington Street south of Mains Street (U.S. 141), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. This marker is located on the CityDeck behind Hagemeister Park Restaurant. CityDeck is a waterfront, pedestrian only, walkway. Marker is at or near this postal address: 325 N. Washington St, Green Bay WI 54301, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Historic Green Bay Road (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Fort Howard Story (about 500 feet away); Hotel Northland (about 700 feet away); September 11, 2001 Memorial (about 800 feet away); Alexis De Tocqueville (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fort Howard Stockade (approx. 0.2 miles away); Packers Heritage Trail (approx. 0.2 miles away); Zachary Taylor (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Green Bay.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. These were meant to be done in the order listed
Also see . . . Packers Heritage Trail. (Submitted on June 14, 2012, by Bob (peach) Weber of Prescott Valley, Arizona.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 13, 2012, by Bob (peach) Weber of Prescott Valley, Arizona. This page has been viewed 715 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 13, 2012, by Bob (peach) Weber of Prescott Valley, Arizona. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.