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Historical Markers in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin

 
Clickable Map of Waukesha County, Wisconsin and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Waukesha County, WI (123) Dodge County, WI (25) Jefferson County, WI (48) Milwaukee County, WI (526) Ozaukee County, WI (121) Racine County, WI (37) Walworth County, WI (21) Washington County, WI (50)  WaukeshaCounty(123) Waukesha County (123)  DodgeCounty(25) Dodge County (25)  JeffersonCounty(48) Jefferson County (48)  MilwaukeeCounty(526) Milwaukee County (526)  OzaukeeCounty(121) Ozaukee County (121)  RacineCounty(37) Racine County (37)  WalworthCounty(21) Walworth County (21)  WashingtonCounty(50) Washington County (50)
Waukesha is the county seat for Waukesha County
Menomonee Falls is in Waukesha County
      Waukesha County (123)  
ADJACENT TO WAUKESHA COUNTY
      Dodge County (25)  
      Jefferson County (48)  
      Milwaukee County (526)  
      Ozaukee County (121)  
      Racine County (37)  
      Walworth County (21)  
      Washington County (50)  
 
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1Wisconsin, Waukesha County, Menomonee Falls — Barn
Built soon after 1850, the barn is one of the two original buildings remaining on the farm site. Time-honored pioneer craftsmanship can be seen in the framework of the building. The construction timbers were hewed and fitted by old-world hand-tools. . . . Map (db m76223) HM
2Wisconsin, Waukesha County, Menomonee Falls — Brogan Cabin
The first concern for the early frontier people who settled in Menomonee Falls was shelter and a structure for their freedom of worship. This house was built in 1842 by Irish immigrants and is a rare example of the primitive but sturdy dwellings . . . Map (db m76225) HM
3Wisconsin, Waukesha County, Menomonee Falls — Koch House
Built in 1873, the house is rather primitive in style despite the fact that the logs were not hand hewn but rather produced in a local sawmill. A few years after its construction an addition was attached to the building, and the entire structure was . . . Map (db m76226) HM
4Wisconsin, Waukesha County, Menomonee Falls — Menomonee River and Lower Falls
Pitor to the earliest settlement of the village, the Menomonee River was an important resource for the Menominee and Chippewa Indian tribes who lived in the area. The Menomonee River was named after the Native American word “Mih-no-min-ee” which . . . Map (db m211234) HM
5Wisconsin, Waukesha County, Menomonee Falls — Miller-Davidson House
Built in 1858 in the Greek Revival style popular at the time, the house is built of locally quarried limestone with mortar lime coming from the lime kilns. The Miller-Davidson House, original to the site, is special in many ways beginning with the . . . Map (db m76227) HM
6Wisconsin, Waukesha County, Menomonee Falls — Milwaukee Road Depot
Built in 1890, the same year that the railroad came to Menomonee Falls, the Depot brought with it new commercial and industrial prosperity. The Depot handled four passenger and freight trains daily, shipping local products such as stone, lime, ice, . . . Map (db m76228) HM
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7Wisconsin, Waukesha County, Menomonee Falls — School House
This one-room school house was built in 1851 at a reported cost of $55.00. All eight grades were taught by one teacher. Inside, a wood burning stove provided needed warmth while water was pumped from an outdoor well. Initials and names from bygone . . . Map (db m76229) HM
8Wisconsin, Waukesha County, Menomonee Falls — Steichen House
Jean Pierre & Marie Steichen owned this house from 1904-1915. Their son, Edward Steichen, was considered "America's most celebrated Photographer. Their daughter, Lilian. married "Author/Poet" Carl Sandburg on June 15, 1908. Their "shivarce was . . . Map (db m215295) HM
9Wisconsin, Waukesha County, Menomonee Falls — 15-01 — Sub-Continental Divide
Part of the sub-continental divide runs through the eastern edge of Waukesha County, separating the Great Lakes watershed from the Mississippi River watershed. The divide is a ridge of land, created by thawing and receding glaciers 10,000 years ago. . . . Map (db m184607) HM
10Wisconsin, Waukesha County, Menomonee Falls — Sunnyside School Bell Tower Replica
Sunnyside School, built in 1875, was located at the SW corner of the intersection of Main St. and Menomonee Ave. in Menomone Falls. It was a one-room school until the summer of 1952 when two new classrooms were added. It continued to be used as a . . . Map (db m215653) HM
11Wisconsin, Waukesha County, Menomonee Falls — Umhoefer House
This two-story log cabin was built by newlyweds Gregory and Anna Marie Umhoefer in 1856. Together they raised eight sons and daughters on this tiny home. A hand print in the stairwell plaster is that of Anna’s brother returning from the Civil War. . . . Map (db m76230) HM
 
 
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Feb. 5, 2023