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.


Recent Press Releases Referencing Cathedral Square Park

Bastille Days announces new footprint for 2018 festival

The run route for the 2018 Associated Bank Storm the Bastille will not change under the new plan.

Santa and Mrs. Claus return to Cathedral Square Park for Cocoa with the Clauses on Saturday

A FREE afternoon filled with outdoor winter fun and sweet treats for the whole family

Milwaukee Repertory Theater

Milwaukee Repertory Theater Announces Special Events And Guest Appearances For Milwaukee’s Holiday Tradition A Christmas Carol

Hear Carolers, see Scrooge, and take in the spirit of Milwaukee’s favorite holiday tradition.