Milwaukeeans rode the trolley to Lake Park

Milwaukee's extensive 19th century streetcar network included this elegant wooden deport in Lake Park. Collection of Carl Swanson

Milwaukee’s extensive 19th century streetcar network included this elegant wooden depot in Lake Park. Collection of Carl Swanson

How important were streetcars in 1890s Milwaukee? Let’s just say there’s a reason the first major structure in then-new Lake Park was an large and elegant trolley station. Read the whole story in my article on OnMilwaukee.comCarl_sig

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One comment

  1. Great streetcar station postcard, Carl!

    In addition to your article in On Milwaukee, I read up on the Milwaukee Streetcar website. They’re doing it the right way, starting small with a downtown loop. Where the line heads out toward Lake Michigan … oh to have them build a similar structure! Portland, Oregon is living proof a streetcar system can work downtown and eventually reconnect the city’s neighborhoods.

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