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Milwaukee Street Names

This talk provides an overview of Milwaukee street naming from 1835 to the present, including the haphazard way which streets were named by developers and the problems that they caused in travel around the city, the massive changes that were required to develop a uniform street-naming program nearly a century later and how that effort has been undermined today.


Carl Baehr

Carl Baehr, a Milwaukee native, is the author of “Milwaukee Streets: The Stories Behind their Names” and “From the Emerald Isle to the Cream City: A History of the Irish in Milwaukee.” He writes the City Streets column for Urban ... read more

Date: Thu, Sept 30

Delivery Method: In-person With Livestream

Time: 12:30-1:45pm CT

Location: UWM Hefter Conference Center or view on Zoom

Instructor: Carl Baehr

Fee: $10

Program Number: FALL:322

Note: In-person capacity: 38
Live-stream capacity: 300

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