Stone Quarry in Menomonee Valley, 1880s
Wisconsin was a leading state for quarries. This one was where Miller Park is now located.
This is the final view of the Menomonee Valley series. This is a view of one of the stone quarries along the south bluff of the river.
The Story quarry was vast. Today’s Miller Park and the northern parking lots are on the site of the quarry. Some of the Story property would later be used for residential development, creating the Story Hill neighborhood. Other stone miners competed with Story following the same bluff to west of Hawley Rd. Doyne Park is another former quarry site. This is quite a contrast to the first photo in this series of an idyllic river scene.
Jeff Beutner is a collector of photographs, postcards and stereoviews of old Milwaukee. This column features these images, with historical commentary by Beutner.