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Milwaukee-Downer "Quad" - Milwaukee, WI
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member onfire4jesus
N 43° 04.655 W 087° 52.718
16T E 428474 N 4769804
Quick Description: The Milwaukee Female Seminary was founded in 1848. In 1895 it merged with the Wisconsin Female College to become the Milwaukee-Downer College. They moved to this site in 1899. This college is located at 2512 E. Hartford Ave in Milwaukee, WI.
Location: Wisconsin, United States
Date Posted: 11/30/2008 7:49:30 PM
Waymark Code: WM598C
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 5

Long Description:
The marker reads:
On September 14, 1848, Mrs. William L. Parsons, the wife of a Congregational minister, opened the Milwaukee Female Seminary at the corner of Milwaukee and East Wells. Three years later it was chartered by the Legislature, thus placing Wisconsin in the vanguard of education at a time when colleges for women were almost unknown. A new building was erected at 1120 North Milwaukee Street.
In 1855 the Wisconsin Female College, later named Downer College, was chartered at Fox Lake. Both Schools experienced financial difficulties until they merged to become Milwaukee-Downer College in 1895. The two institutions combined their resources and moved in 1899 to this site which became a new campus of forty wooded acres.
When the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee purchased this campus in 1964, Milwaukee-Downer moved to Appleton to join Lawrence College and now is part of Lawrence University.
Street address:
2512 E. Hartford Ave.
Milwaukee, WI USA

County / Borough / Parish: Milwaukee

Year listed: 1974

Historic (Areas of) Significance: Event, Architecture/Engineering: Architect, builder, or engineer: Eschweiler,Alexander C.: Style: Gothic, Other

Periods of significance: 1875-1899, 1900-1924

Historic function: Education:College

Current function: Education:College

Privately owned?: no

Primary Web Site: [Web Link]

Secondary Website 1: [Web Link]

Season start / Season finish: Not listed

Hours of operation: Not listed

Secondary Website 2: Not listed

National Historic Landmark Link: Not listed

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