Michael Horne
Bar Exam

Shorewood Tavern Located on Bike Path

American Legion Post has a classic, 1940s bar, just steps from the Oak Leaf Trail.

By - Jul 22nd, 2017 12:06 pm
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6 thoughts on “Bar Exam: Shorewood Tavern Located on Bike Path”

  1. Craig Nehring says:

    The buildings to the East have been called “Schroedel’s Cradle’s, after the builder that created them. One may remember Schroedel also built the never completed Rainbow Springs in Mukwonago

  2. PG1946 says:

    Thanks for the information, Craig. I never knew that Francis Schroedel was the developer of the four-family buildings along Wilson Drive. Francis Schroedel also built, among other things, the Bay Village row house development along Santa Monica Boulevard north of Hampton, one of the largest rental housing developments in the North Shore suburbs, around 1950. When I was at Cumberland Elementary School in Whitefish Bay in the early-to-mid-1950’s, many of my classmates’ families lived in what were then generally known as the Schroedel (pronounced “Shray-DELL'”) Homes. The units were considered a good choice for young postwar families who wished affordable access to the well-regarded schools of this bourgeois suburb. I wonder what became of Mr. Schroedel and and his company.

  3. Craig Nehring says:

    Schroedel may have had his hand in the development of part of the old Town of Granville. The subdivision known as Bradley Estates, appoximetly boardered by Calumet Rd to Bradley Rd and from 60th to 51st would have been within Granville in the 1950’s. The reason I mention this is I have in my possession a Plat drawing for this area and it has his name on it.
    There’s a few articles on Schroedel at http://www.w-files.com/files/gh_rainbowsprings.html
    It says he passed away looking for financing he lived to be 67 years old.
    Interesting read at that site.

  4. PG1946 says:

    Many thanks, Craig, for this excellent store of information.

  5. Craig Nehring says:

    Your Welcome

  6. Christina Zawadiwsky says:

    I’ve been to this Legion Post after celebrations at Atwood Park on Memorial Day and Labor Day, and everyone there is very pleasant and friendly and will invite you to sit at their table if no other table or a place at the bar is open! Thanks for the research and all the historical facts, interesting and insightful as usual, Michael Horne!

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