From Guides to Historic Milwaukee: Juneautown Walking Tour by Mary Ellen Pagel and Virginia Palmer (1965)…

Learning that his rival Byron Kilbourn intended to build a courthouse on this side of the river, Solomon Juneau hurriedly put a builder to work on one in Juneautown. Their small wooden courthouse was replaced in 1869 by a huge red sandstone building, but it, too, eventually proved too small. The gray, classical Milwaukee County Courthouse, which may be seen to the west, succeeded it in 1929. Courthouse Square, renamed Cathedral Park, now contains gardens and a statue of an immigrant mother, erected by William George Bruce in memory of his own and all immigrant mothers.

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Recent Press Releases Referencing Cathedral Square Park

Milwaukee Holiday Lights Festival to illuminate downtown visits, Nov. 21 – Jan. 1

Six-week festival to bundle light displays and holiday happenings

Park’s ‘Maptacular’ art project returns for second season

This year’s unique maps, which were revealed at a gallery night at the Mitchell Park Domes on Thursday night.

East Town Association

The Hop to Transform into “Le Hop” for Bastille Days

The streetcar’s social media presence to take on a French theme during the festival, while special themed performances will occur at stations and on board the vehicles

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