Carl Baehr
City Streets

How Forest Home Became An Avenue

First an Indian trail, then Janesville Plank Rd., then came a cemetery for 28 mayors.

By - Jul 24th, 2018 02:54 pm
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First an Indian trail, then Janesville Plank Rd., then came a cemetery for 28 mayors. Back to the full article.

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Categories: City Streets, History

2 thoughts on “City Streets: How Forest Home Became An Avenue”

  1. Thomas Gaudynski says:

    Carl,

    thanks for the informative report an a street I’ve traveled on many times since I was a pre-teen.

    Please let your readers know through UM when you publish Emerald Isle to the Cream City. I’m sure the editor won’t mind 😉

  2. michael says:

    Like a lot of important streets in Milwaukee, it was reconstructed in the 1950s to wider dimensions, which partially destroyed commercial areas and left a legacy of awkward undevelopeable lots. It made the road pretty unsafe for pedestrians crossing. Of course, those “modernizations” were quickly made unnecessary when the highways were built a few years later.

    If we cared about the vibrancy of our neighborhoods, we would probably restore it to its original design between 27th and 43rd street.

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