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Historic Map - Wauwatosa, WI - 1892

Wauwatosa and the western suburbs of Milwaukee 1892.

This beautifully colored bird's eye view map of Wauwatosa and the Western Suburbs of Milwaukee was published by Marr & Richards Engraving Co. in 1892. It advertises Warner Bros. & Wambold, sole agents for the following plats: Spring Hill, Wauwatosa Park, College Land Co., Inglewood, Oak Grove and Warner's Subdivision No. 1. Wauwatosa is a city in Milwaukee County along the banks of the Menomonee River. In the 1800's the community maintained vast farms throughout the area. Wauwatosa was home to Rev. Enoch Underwood, who served almost forty years, starting in 1843, as pastor of the First Baptist Church of Wauwatosa. Underwood was a strict abolitionist who denied church membership to slavery supporters, helped fund the newspaper "The American Freeman", and harbored fugitive slaves on their way to freedom in Canada.

The map from 1892 declares the population of Wauwatosa to be 2500, and a mean elevation above Lake Michigan at 180 feet. It features clearly labeled streets and railway routes.

Features numbered & lettered references to the following locations:

  1. West Side Public Park
  2. Public Park Land Association Subdivision
  3. Pabst Farm
  4. Perrigo Park
  5. Soldiers Home
  6. Pabst Building cor. East Water and Wisconsin Streets
  7. Court House
  8. Exposition Building
  9. White Fish Bay
10. North Street Station

      Population of Wauwatose 2500.
 A. Bidal Gold Cure
 B. Public Library
 C. C., M. & St. P. R'y Depot
 D. Lefebers Hall
 E. Congregational Church
 F. Methodist Church
 G. Episcopal Church
 H. Baptist Church
  I.  Public School
 J. Lutheran Seminary
 K. Industrial School "Good Shephard"
 L. Lutheran Church
Historic Map of Wauwatosa, WI - 1892

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