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

Jazz in the Park Thursday Night Lineup Announced with May 30 Kick-off

Free summer concert series in Cathedral Square Park adds new country and DJ acts

Nation’s Largest French-themed Celebration to Rendezvous in Milwaukee This Summer

Also, for the first time, fest-goers can ride Milwaukee’s streetcar, The Hop, directly into the festival, exiting at the Cathedral Square stop.

Milwaukee Downtown BID 21

Jingle Bus tour captures downtown Milwaukee’s lights and sights for $2

See downtown Milwaukee’s festive panorama with a 40-minute narrated tour, Thursdays through Sundays, until Dec. 30

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