Historic Cedarburg
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member frankhj
N 43° 17.933 W 087° 59.324
16T E 419801 N 4794480
Quick Description: Historic Cedarburg Marker in Cedarburg.
Location: Wisconsin, United States
Date Posted: 7/25/2007 9:10:14 PM
Waymark Code: WM1XAP
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member The Cheeseheads
Views: 23

Long Description:
The source of Cedarburg's vigor from its birth as a village in 1845 was the power-producing creek that the Irish and German immigrants found here. After building five dams and five mills, the life of the community flowed along the banks of the Cedar Creek.
The historic heart of Cedarburg contains a significant group of nineteenth and early twentieth century buildings that embody the distinctive architectural styles and construction methods employed in the city from the 1840s to the 1920s. The diversity of the types of buildings in the downtown historic district reflects the fact that this area has served as the center of Cedarburg's social, commercial, industrial, educational and religious activities. Despite this diversity, strong relationships exist between the buildings because of similarities in scale, style, materials and craftsmanship. Many are constructed of locally-quarried limestone or cream-colored brick. The most obvious bond between the buildings is their skillful masonry work, which gives Cedarburg its special character. While many of the early builders and masons remain anonymous, the high quality of the historic buildings serves as an enduring tribute to their skills.
County: Ozaukee

Location: Building

MarkerID: 289

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