Carl Baehr
City Streets

How Elizabeth St. Became National Ave.

Its name was changed in 1870s but many still used the old name for decades.

By - Jan 29th, 2016 11:09 am
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Its name was changed in 1870s but many still used the old name for decades. Back to the full article.

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Categories: City Streets, History

6 thoughts on “City Streets: How Elizabeth St. Became National Ave.”

  1. Casey says:

    So when did Muskego get cut off from National Ave?

  2. Carl says:

    It did not get cut off, it just had name changes. It went from being Muskego Road to 11th Avenue, to S. 16th Street, and now called S. Cesar E. Chavez Drive.

  3. Ruthie Johnson says:

    Thanks for the history lesson. Is there a book on the orginal streets names in Milwaukee and how Milwaukee came to be? Name of the books please. Thank you.

  4. Ruthie Johnson says:

    Thanks for the histoty on Milw. I love history,even though I am an old petson. Csme to Milw. in 1969. Please send info on books I can get from the library on Milw. history.

  5. Tom D says:

    Ruthie Johnson, Carl Baehr wrote “Milwaukee Streets: The Stories Behind Their Names”, Cream City Press, 1995. You can still get it through Amazon.

  6. Carl says:

    Ruthie,

    The find “how Milwaukee came to be,” John Gurda’s “Making of Milwaukee” is the definitive history of the city. It is available at local libraries.

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