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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Wauwatosa

 
Clickable Map of Milwaukee 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 Milwaukee County, WI (497) Ozaukee County, WI (112) Racine County, WI (37) Washington County, WI (48) Waukesha County, WI (116) Muskegon County, MI (15) Ottawa County, MI (52)  MilwaukeeCounty(497) Milwaukee County (497)  OzaukeeCounty(112) Ozaukee County (112)  RacineCounty(37) Racine County (37)  WashingtonCounty(48) Washington County (48)  WaukeshaCounty(116) Waukesha County (116)  MuskegonCountyMichigan(15) Muskegon County (15)  OttawaCounty(52) Ottawa County (52)
Wauwatosa, Wisconsin and Vicinity
    Milwaukee County (497)
    Ozaukee County (112)
    Racine County (37)
    Washington County (48)
    Waukesha County (116)
    Muskegon County, Michigan (15)
    Ottawa County, Michigan (52)
 
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1Wisconsin (Milwaukee County), Wauwatosa — “Sunnyhill Home”
Built by Dr. Fisk Holbrook Day, this residence is believed to have been designed in 1874 by prominent Milwaukee architect James Douglas. Once called “Wauwatosa’s most prominent citizen,” Dr. Day was a physician for the County Hospital, . . . — Map (db m51007) HM
2Wisconsin (Milwaukee County), Wauwatosa — Charles Hart Homestead
Site of the homestead of Charles Hart, founder of Wauwatosa, who arrived here in May, 1835. He built a log cabin in what is now the village and with his brother, Thomas, operated saw and grist mills. In the early 1840s Charles Hart built a large . . . — Map (db m37507) HM
3Wisconsin (Milwaukee County), Wauwatosa — Church Street Historic District
This block of Church Street extending south from Milwaukee Avenue was platted as Wauwatosa’s first residential street in 1853. The Congregational Church built that year was the earliest religious structure in the community then known as Harts Mills. . . . — Map (db m50839) HM
4Wisconsin (Milwaukee County), Wauwatosa — Dittmar-Robertson Building
The Dittmar-Robertson building is the oldest remaining structure of the five-point intersection of Wauwatosa’s historic village center. Erected in 1897 by a pioneer blacksmith, John F. Dittmar, it was first occupied by a hardware, plumbing and . . . — Map (db m50840) HM
5Wisconsin (Milwaukee County), Wauwatosa — First Baptist Church
This Victorian Gothic church was constructed in 1887-88 as the second home of the FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF WAUWATOSA. In 1906-07, it was rededicated as the ENOCH D. UNDERWOOD MEMORIAL BAPTIST CHURCH to honor Enoch D. Underwood, pastor from 1849 to . . . — Map (db m51462) HM
6Wisconsin (Milwaukee County), Wauwatosa — First Congregational Church
The Congregationalists were the first to organize a church in Wauwatosa. In 1853 they purchased this lot for $50 and erected a small wooden church. The present structure, designed by architect Edwin O. Kuenzli, was begun in 1919 and enlarged in . . . — Map (db m50838) HM
7Wisconsin (Milwaukee County), Wauwatosa — Harrison Ludington Farm
In 1870 Harrison Ludington, three-term Milwaukee mayor and governor of Wisconsin, purchased 100 acres here and established an exemplary farm where he worked to improve the quality of the state’s livestock. In 1881 he built this large . . . — Map (db m50834) HM
8Wisconsin (Milwaukee County), Wauwatosa — Harts Mills
The Founding Fathers of Wauwatosa were brothers Charles and Thomas Benjamin Hart from New England. In 1835 Charles Hart settled where an old Indian trail forded the Menomonee River. About 1838 the brothers built a water powered sawmill across the . . . — Map (db m47823) HM
9Wisconsin (Milwaukee County), Wauwatosa — Kneeland-Walker House
The history of the Kneeland-Walker House and Carriage House on this beautifully landscaped 1.5 acre site is the story of two remarkable men. The house was built in 1889-90 by Norman L. Kneeland who was involved in early Wauwatosa government. In 1917 . . . — Map (db m51459) HM
10Wisconsin (Milwaukee County), Wauwatosa — Lowell Damon House
In 1844, Oliver Damon, wheelwright and cabinet-maker, migrated from New Hampshire to what is now Wauwatosa. He and his son-in-law, Jonathan Warren, built this house using oak and black walnut from land he purchased in 1841. In 1846 Damon’s son, . . . — Map (db m93500) HM
11Wisconsin (Milwaukee County), Wauwatosa — Milwaukee County Asylum Cemetery
The ground before you contains the mortal remains of approximately 200 souls who died at the Milwaukee County Asylum / Hospital for the Insane. These burial grounds were open from March 1880 – November 1914. Patients without financial means or . . . — Map (db m51465) HM
12Wisconsin (Milwaukee County), Wauwatosa — Milwaukee County Cemetery
This site, also known as Potter’s Field was originally a pasture on the Milwaukee County Farm. Between 1872 and 1974, this four acre field became the final resting place for 4000 of the estimated 7500 children and adults buried on the Milwaukee . . . — Map (db m51464) HM
13Wisconsin (Milwaukee County), Wauwatosa — 168 — Milwaukee County's First Airport
One of the earliest publicly–owned airports in the United State was established here on July 3, 1919, by the Milwaukee County Park Commission. The nation’s first commercial air transport, the Lawson Airliner, took off from this field on . . . — Map (db m34756) HM
14Wisconsin (Milwaukee County), Wauwatosa — Oak Hill Cemetery1853
This acre was purchased from Mr. Clarke Brookins by the Oak Hill Burying Ground Assoc. Burials began in 1839. Civil War vets Johann Bahler and Dr. Levi Halsted are buried here with other Wauwatosa pioneers. — Map (db m46668) HM
15Wisconsin (Milwaukee County), Wauwatosa — 499 — Revolutionary War Veteran
Front Patriot James Morgan was born April 5, 1748, in Frederick County, Virginia. At the age of 30, Morgan enlisted in the Revolution for a three-month tour in Colonel John Evan’s Virginia Regiment. He served with General McIntosh’s campaign . . . — Map (db m31763) HM
16Wisconsin (Milwaukee County), Wauwatosa — Thomas Benjamin Hart House
Thomas B. Hart, with his brother, Charles, operated the saw and grist mills in the settlement of Hart’s Mills, now known as Wauwatosa. From 1874 to 1885 this was his residence. It is the oldest house on the city’s earliest residential street. The . . . — Map (db m50837) HM
17Wisconsin (Milwaukee County), Wauwatosa — Wauwatosa Avenue Historic District
The Wauwatosa Avenue Historic District includes seventy-seven houses on Wauwatosa Avenue, Warren Avenue, Hillcrest Drive and adjoining streets. The District is characterized by large, well-maintained examples of the architecture of the . . . — Map (db m33125) HM
 
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