Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Walker's Point

This past weekend, the Milwaukee local flickr-ites known as the Cream City Photographers, got together for a 'photostroll' through the historic Fifth Ward of Milwaukee, better know as Walker's Point.

Walker's Point, listed in the National Register of Historic Places as Milwaukee's first National Historic District, and coined "Milwaukee's oldest neighborhood," today is a neighborhood with a skyline dominated by steeples, and an assortment of historic homes, art galleries, and a mouth-watering variety of ethnic restaurants. Located in Walker's Point is one of Milwaukee's most notable landmarks, the Allen-Bradley building, which has resting at its top, the largest four-sided clock in the world, according to the Guinness Book of World Records.

We're beginning to see signs of a great revival of this area like the Third Ward just to the north. However, right now, there's so much in the way of history and community that it's a photographic gold mine. While this Flickr stroll lasted a little more than an hour, I will return on my own for more.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hey Bob-

Sorry I missed you while you were in our neighborhood. Love the photos and think your description is right on target for our neighborhood. Cheers - Juli- Pragmatic