A Walk Down Main Street of Historic Kewaskum
Welcome to Kewaskum, the small town in Washington County known as the gateway to the Northern Unit of the Kettle Moraine Forest. Recognized for its natural beauty, thriving agricultural community, and quaint atmosphere, Kewaskum is an irreplaceable piece of Washington County.
Over a century ago, settlers would visit the town of Kewaskum to sell farming products, purchase supplies, and visit the hotels and taverns. The center of their journey was Kewaskum’s Main Street. What must it have been like, strolling down the sidewalks on your way to the market? Or driving in an automobile on your way to church? Even taking the buggy to the general store for grain?
Through a collection of historic photos, join me in remembering Kewaskum’s Main Street as it was in the early 1900s.
Today, remnants of Kewaskum’s Main Street remain intact. Many of the buildings still stand today, with new businesses subsiding within them. Kewaskum continues to be a distinctive and active community in Washington County.
Interested in taking another stroll down memory lane? Check out this post: A Walk Down Main Street of Historic Schleisingerville
Kewauskum, Wis. Photograph. Wisconsin Historical Society. 1907.
Looking North on Fond Du Lac Avenue. Photograph. Wisconsin Historical Society. 1910.
Main Street. Photograph. Wisconsin Historical Society. 1914.
Main Street. Photograph. Wisconsin Historical Society. 1851.
Quickert, Carl. “Founder of Burgs.” In Washington County, Wisconsin: Past and Present, 48. Madison: Wisconsin Historical Society, 2008. Previously published as “Founder of Burgs,” in Washington County, Wisconsin: Past and Present (1912): 48.
Street View of Main Street Decorated in Flags, Kewuakum, Wisconsin. Photograph. Kewauksum Public Library. 1905-1925.
Street View of Main Street, Kewauskum, Wisconsin. Photograph. Kewauskum Public Library. 1908-1926.
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