Solomon Juneau House
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member frankhj
N 43° 30.996 W 088° 27.072
16T E 382710 N 4819207
Quick Description: House built by Solomon Juneau in Theresa in 1848.
Location: Wisconsin, United States
Date Posted: 7/19/2007 8:19:11 PM
Waymark Code: WM1WC1
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member The Cheeseheads
Views: 40

Long Description:
Born in 1793, Solomon Juneau, a French Canadian agent for the American Fur Company and Founder of the City of Milwaukee, established on of his outlying trading posts in this vicinity along the east branch of the Rock River in the early 1830s. He name it "Theresa" in honor of his mother. In 1847, after helping to develop Milwaukee and serving as mayor, Juneau turned his attention to the pretty spot near the Rock River where her had a trading post and constructed this Greek Revival house, which he and his wife Josette called their "summer retreat". In 1848, Juneau platted the Village of Theresa, opened a general store and soon constructed a dam for his grist and sawmill. In 1852, the Juneau family moved permanently to Theresa. Josette died in 1855 and Solomon Juneau died a year later. The Juneau House is the Last remaining home of Solomon Juneau. It was move 200 feet from its original location and is maintained by the Theresa Historical Society as a house museum.
County: Dodge

Location: Building

MarkerID: 345

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