Auction 148, Lot 330

"Milwaukee and Wauwatosa, Showing the Route of the Milwaukee & Wauwatosa Rapid Transit Road, the Location of the West Side Public Park, and Other Points of Interest",

Subject: Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Period: 1892 (circa)


Color: Printed Color

28.9 x 19.4 inches
73.4 x 49.3 cm

This rare and beautiful chromolithograph bird’s-eye view of Wauwatosa, Wisconsin looks east toward Milwaukee and Lake Michigan. The Menomonee River flows east into Lake Michigan, while Honey Creek flows north into the Menomonee. State Street runs parallel to the Menomonee River on its north bank. Wisconsin Avenue and Bluemound Road cross Honey Creek in the right foreground. Ten locations are keyed at the bottom including the Pabst Building (Pabst Blue Ribbon Beer) and Pabst Farm. In the distance is the growing City of Milwaukee moving into the suburbs to the west. Published by "The Public Park Land Association," a land development company with a four-digit phone number. The verso contains a large map and plat layout for lots around West Side Park which are available for purchase.


Condition: A

A clean and bright example with just a few edge tears confined to the blank margins closed with archival tape and marginal soiling..

Estimate: $600 - $750

Sold for: $650

Closed on 2/19/2014