Milwaukee County. Park Commission

Title: Milwaukee County. Park Commission

Reference Code: Mss-0730

Inclusive Dates: 1907-1980

Quantity: 11.71 cu. ft.

Location:       CV, Sh. 357-359 (10.3 cu. ft.)
CV, Sh. 354 (1.4 cu. ft.)
MV, F35 (.01 cu. ft.)
OS SM “M” (3 items)

Abstract: Parks in one form or another have been a part of Milwaukee since 1835, but it wasn’t until the late 19th century that the City of Milwaukee created a system of parks to meet the needs of a rapidly growing population.  The Milwaukee County Park Commission was established in 1907 to develop a parks system in the rural areas outside the City of Milwaukee.  During the Great Depression, the financially strapped city park system was transferred to the County in 1936.

Scope and Content: The collection consists of correspondence, reports, resolutions, minutes, construction specifications, notes, programs and other ephemera.

Access and Use: No restrictions

Language: English

Notes: Collection processed by R. Fuhrman, September 13, 1989.
Box 3, File 98: Crystal Spring Park – Photo Descriptions: actual photos held in library photo collection Crystal Spring Park photo file.

Arrangement: 

Folder Heading Box # Folder #
Annual/ Biennial/ Quadrennial Reports, Milwaukee County Park Commission/Milwaukee County Regional Planning Department, 1924 – 1928 1 1
Annual/Biennial/Quadrennial Reports, Milwaukee County Park Commission/ Milwaukee County Regional Planning Department, 1929 – 1936 1 2
Annual / Biennial Reports, Milwaukee County Park Commission 1948 – 1955 1 3
Annual / Biennial Reports, Milwaukee County Park Commission 1948 – 1955 1 3A
Quadredecennial Report, Milwaukee County Park Commission/ Milwaukee County Regional Planning Board, 1937 – 1950 1 4
Correspondence, General, 1911 – 1929 1 5
Correspondence, General, 1930 – 1932 1 6
Correspondence, General, 1933 – 1940 1 7
Correspondence, General, 1941 – 1943 1 8
Correspondence, General, 1944 – 1954 1 9
Correspondence, Miscellaneous Projects, 1913 – 1919 1 10
Correspondence, Miscellaneous Projects, 1921 – 1929 1 11
Correspondence, Miscellaneous Projects, 1930 – 1939 1 12
Resolutions, Miscellaneous Projects, 1913 – 1922 1 13
Resolutions, Miscellaneous Projects, 1923 – 1928 1 14
#248 – Lapham Park Social Center, 1914 1 15
#309 –  Park Concerts, 1915 1 16
#429 – South Shore & Lake Park Lighting, 1916 1 17
#475 – Lapham Park, Control of, 1917-1923, 1931 1 18
#515 – Humboldt Ave., 1919-1920 1 19
#528 – Washington Park Zoo, Ozone Air Purifier, 1917, 1931 1 20
#545 – Park Concerts, 1917 1 21
#598 – Erosion Along Lake Michigan, 1917 1 22
#622 – Zoo Laboreres, 1918 – 1919 1 23
#637 – Washington Park Zoo Animal House 1 24
#709 – Park Lighting, 1920 – 1921 1 25
#722 – Park Lighting, 1919 1 26
#729 – Breakwater, 1919 – 1920 2 27
#742 – Pulaski Park Addition, 1919, 1924 2 28
#761 – Lincoln Park Additions, 1919 – 1921 2 29
#783 – Lake Shore Drive Section #3, 1919 – 1921 2 30
#824 – Juneau Park Comfort Station, 1920 – 1921 2 31
#900 – Flower / Tree Planting, 1921 – 1923 2 32
#911 – Sherman Boulevard, 1921 – 1923 2 33
#957 – Lake Park Tourist Camp, 1921 -1923 2 34
#971 – Park Concerts, 1922 2 35
#983 – Mitchell Park Buildings, 1921- 1923 2 36
#990 – Lake Park Pavilion, 1922 2 37
#991 – Washington Park Zoo, Walks & Approaches to Animal House, 1922 2 38
#922 – Washinton Park Field Building, 1922 2 39
#933 – Kosciuszko Park Boat House, 1922 2 40
#1060 – Highland Boulevard, 1922-1924 2 41
#1062 – Breakwater Extension, 1923 – 1926 2 42
#1083 – Mitchell Park Conservatory, 1923 – 1924 2 43
#1097 – Mitchell Park Outdoor Dance Pavilion, 1923, 1927 2 44
#1211 – Mason St. / Lake Shore Dr. Bridge, 1923 – 1925 2 45
#1188 – Park Concerts, 1924 – 1925 2 46
#1189 – Summer Dances, 1924 – 1925 2 47
#1194 – Beulah Ave., 1926 – 1927 2 48
#1241 – Mason St./ Lake Shore Dr. Bridge, 1925 2 49
#1253 – County Parkways, 1925 – 1926 2 50
#1274 – Garfield Park Addtions, 1925 – 1926 2 51
#1277 – Wisconsin Ave. (West End), 1925 – 1927 2 52
#1354 – Highland Park Service Building, 1926 1927 2 53
#1357 – Juneau Place, 1926 -1927 2 54
#1361 – Atkinson Triangle Underground Comfort Station, 1927 2 55
#1418 – Washington Park Zoo,  Sheep Mountain, 1928 2 56
#1422 – Lincoln Memorial Drive, 1928 – 1930 2 57
#1434 – Riverside Park Pavilion & Comfort Station, 1928 2 58
#1471 – Park Concerts, 1929 2 59
#1494 – Breakwater/Lake Shore Dr. Section #3, 1930 – 1935 2 60
#1501 – Washington Park Casting Platform, 1930 – 1935 2 61
#1519 – Lake Park Service Building, 1929 2 62
#1534 – Lincoln Memorial Bridge, 1933 – 1934 2 63
#1542 – Park Concerts, 1930 – 1931 2 64
#1563 – Kinnickinnic Parkway, 1931 – 1936 2 65
#1617 – Lincoln Memorial Bridge, 1930 – 1936 2 66
#1642 – Unemployment Relief Projects, 1931 – 1934 2 67
#1659 – Jackson Park Swimming Pool, 1931 – 1935 2 68
#1666 – Board of Park Commissioners Employees, 1932- 1935 2 69
#1676 – Department of Public Works,  1933 – 1935 2 70
#1697 – Park Lighting, 1933 – 1934 2 71
#1714 – Humboldt Park Band Shell, 1931 – 1936 2 72
#1728 – Park Roadways, 1934 2 73
#1741 – Kinnickinnic Parkway, 1933 – 1934 2 74
#1754 – Park Concerts, 1934 2 75
#1765 – Park Concerts / Dances, 1935 2 76
#1771 – Reclassification of Positions, 1935 – 1936 2 77
Airport Expenditures and Receipts, 1926 – 1929 3 78
Architects Reports,  1934 3 79
Blueprints/Maps/ Information – Estabrook Park 3 80
Blueprints/Maps/ Information – Honey Creek Parkway 3 81
Blueprints/Maps/ Information – Kletzsh Park 3 82
Blueprints/Maps/ Information – Lincoln Park 3 83
Blueprints/Maps/ Information – Menomonee River Parkway 3 84
Blueprints/Maps/ Information – Miscellaneous Parks 3 85
“City Club News,” 1923 3 86
City Improvements, 1942 3 87
City Improvements, 1943 3 88
City Improvements, 1944 3 89
City Improvements, 1946 3 90
City Improvements, 1950 3 91
City Improvements, 1951 3 92
City Improvements, 1952 3 93
City Improvements, 1953 3 94
City of Milwaukee, General, 1936 3 95
Construction Superintendent, 1946 3 96
County Board, 1936 3 97
Crystal Spring Park – Photo Descriptions 3 98
“Cultural and Recreational Development” – Essay by Howard Gregg 3 99
Financial Statements, 1925 – 1929 3 100
Flood Control Committee, 1936 3 101
Golf Courses/Refectories, Cash Receipts, 1927 – 1937 3 102
Grant Park, Annual Reports, 1924, 1926, 1928 3 103
Grant Park, Annual Report, 1929 3 104
Grant Park, Annual Report, 1930 3 105
Grant Park, Annual Report, 1931 3 106
Grant Park, Annual Report, 1932 3 107
Grant Park, Annual Report, 1933 3 108
Grant Park, Annual Report, 1934 3 109
Grant Park, Annual Report, 1935 3 110
Highway Department Report, 1934 3 111
Interdepartmental Memos (To and From—Gertrude O. Murphy, Chief Clerk), 1940 3 112
Landscaping/ Irrigation, 1932 3 113
Milwaukee County Park Commission, 1942 3 114
Milwaukee County Park Commission, 1943 3 115
Milwaukee County Park Commission, 1944 3 116
Milwaukee County Park Commission, 1945 3 117
Milwaukee County Park Commission, 1950 3 118
Milwaukee County Park Commission, 1952 3 119
Milwaukee County Park Commission, 1953 3 120
Milwaukee County Park Commission, Forms, 1928 3 121
Milwaukee County Park Commission, Member Handboodk, 1938 3 122
Milwaukee County Regional Planning Department Correspondence, 1932 3 123
Milwaukee County Regional Planning Department, Report, 1936 3 124
Milwaukee Municipalities, 1936 3 125
Milwaukee River – Water Level Readings, 1936 3 126
Miscellaneous Material 3 127
Miscellaneous Material – 1941 3 128
Park Concert Programs, 1918 3 129
Park Concert Schedules, 1913 – 1920, 1923 – 1924 3 130
Park Police, Annual Reports, 1915, 1917 3 131
Personal Appointments – 1907 3 132
Planning Parks 4 133
Playground Survey, 1925 – 1927 4 135
Playgrounds 4 136
Project Cost Statements, 1932 4 137
Recreation:Individual Sight-Singing Method by Sterrie A. Weaver 1900-1902 4 138
Recreation Activities, 1910 – ca. 1952 4 139
Recreation Dept. , Annual Reports, 1947 – 1949, 1952 4 140
Recreation Dept., Annual Activities Report, 1966-1969 4    141
Recreation Division, Annual Activities Report, 1971 – 1976 4    142
Recreation Division, Annual Activities Reports, 1977 – 1980 4    143
Reports, Miscellaneous, 1933 4    144
Reports, Miscellaneous, 1934 4    145
Reports, Miscellaneous, 1937 – 1939 4    146
“A Residential Park,” essay by C.B. Whitnall,ca. 1931 4    147
Road Paving, 1944 4    148
School and Playground Program, City of Milwaukee, 1949 – 1953 4    149
Specifications, 1943, 1945 4    150
Specifications for Street Tree Planting, Whitefish Bay, 1925 4    151
Street Lighting Reports, 1915 – 1916 4    152
Superintendent of Constructions, 1936 4    153
Trailer Camps / Veteran’s Housing, 1947 (1 of 2) 4    154
Trailer Camps / Veteran’s Housing, 1947 (2 of 2) 4    155
Trailer Camps / Veteran’s Housing, 1948 4    156
Trailer Camps / Veteran’s Housing, 1949 4    157
Trailer Camps / Veteran’s Housing, 1950, 1952, 1957 – 1958 4    158
Work Done in City Parks After Consolidation 4    159
Milwaukee County Park Commission Job Costs 1891 -1936: Lincoln Memorial Drive, Lincoln, Lindbergh, McKinley, and Mitchell Parks 5 Loose
Milwaukee County Park Commission Job Costs 1891 -1936: Caesar’s Pool, Doctor’s, Garfield, Gordon, Highland, & Humboldt Parks 5 Loose
Milwaukee County Park Commission Job Costs 1891 -1936: Pleasant Valley, Pulaski, Riverside, Sherman, Smith, South Shore Drive, and South Shore Park. 5 Loose
Milwaukee County Park Commission Job Costs 1891 -1936: Pleasant Valley, Pulaski, Sherman, Smith, South Shore Drive, and South Shore Park (2nd Book) 5 Loose
Complete Summary of Construction & Improvement Job Costs, Milwaukee County Park Commission, 1934 5 Loose
Milwaukee County Park Commission Job Costs 1891 – 1936, General Office, General Parks, Squares & Triangles 5 Loose
Report on Selection of a Stadium Site for County of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, June 1947 5 Loose
Report on a Master Plan for the Arena of Milwaukee County Beyond the Limits of the City of Milwaukee, 1947 5 Loose
Milwaukee County Park Commission Budget Appropriations, 1937 5 Loose
Complete Summary of Construction & Improvement Job Costs, Milwaukee County Park Commission, 1926, 1927, 1928 5 Loose
Complete Summary of Construction & Improvement Job Costs, Milwaukee  County Park Commission, 1935 5 Loose
Milwaukee County Park Commission Job Costs 1891 -1936: Caesar’s Pool, Doctor’s, Garfield, Gordon, Highland, & Humboldt Parks (2nd Book) 5 Loose
Milwaukee County Park Commission Job Costs 1891 – 1936, General Office, General Parks, Squares & Triangles (2nd Book) 5 Loose
Milwaukee County Park Commission Job Costs 1891 -1936, Washington Park and Zoo. 5 Loose
Park Workers’ Short Course 1940 – 1941 5 Loose
Park Workers’ Short Course 1940 – 1941 (2nd Book) 5 Loose
Park Workers Institute Short Course 1941 – 1942 5 Loose
Park Workers Short Course, 1947 5 Loose
Sessions of the Milwaukee County Park Employees’ Institute, 1948 5 Loose
Lincoln Memorial Drive Extension, Milwaukee County, November 1950

Amman & Whitney, Consulting Engineers, 724 East Mason St., Milwaukee, Wis.

5 Loose
Comparative Pool Report, 1948 5 Loose
Your Milwaukee County Parks, 50 years booklet 1907 – 1957 5 Loose
Civil Service Law and Rules, Supplemental Personnel Statutes, Charter Ordinances and Code Ordinances Relating to Personnel of Milwaukee, Wis. 5 Loose
Standard Specifications and Road Bridge Construction, State and Highway Commission of Wisconsin, January 1932. 5 Loose
Wisconsin Dept. of Agriculture and Markets Bulletin, No. 123, Land Economic Inventory of Northern Wisconsin, July 1931. 5 Loose
Civil Service Act and Rules, Milwaukee County Government, January 1918 5 Loose
Wisconsin State Highway Commission, Madison 1930, Standard Road and Bridge Specifications 5 Loose
A Brief on Swimming Pools and Bath Houses, Past, Present and Future, 1944 5 Loose
Accident Reports, “A” 6 160
Accident Reports, “B” 6 161
Accident Reports, “C” 6 162
Accident Reports, “D” 6 163
Accident Reports, “E” 6 164
Accident Reports, “F” 6 165
Accident Reports, “G” 6 166
Accident Reports, “H” 6 167
Accident Reports, “I-J” 6 168
Accident Reports, “K” 6 169
Accident Reports, “L” 6 170
Accident Reports, “M” 6 171
Accident Reports, “N” 6 172
Accident Reports, “O-P” 6 173
Accident Reports, “Q-R” 6 174
Accident Reports, “S” 7 175
Accident Reports, “T-U-V” 7 176
Accident Reports, “W” 7 177
Accident Reports, “X-Y-Z” 7 178
Accident Reports, Automobile Accidents, 1932-1940 7 179
Accident Reports, Automobile Accidents & Public Liability Insurance, 1935-1940 7 180
Agenda, Milwaukee County Park Commission Meetings, 1951-1953 8 181
Annual Inspection Trips, 1935-1942 8 182
Annual Reports, Milwaukee County Park Commission, 1939-1947 (not inclusive) 8 183
Blueprints/Maps – Miscellaneous Milwaukee/ Wisconsin 8 184
Budget Material, Miscellaneous 8 185
Committee Minutes, 1952 8 186
County Park Commission- Corporation Counsel Records- 1937-1949, 1 of 3 8 187
County Park Commission- Corporation Counsel Records- 1937-1949, 2 of 3 8 188
County Park Commission- Corporation Counsel Records- 1937-1949, 3 of 3 8 189
County Park Commission- Corporation Counsel Records-1949-1950,

(File 2-910)

8 190
County Park Commission- Corporation Counsel Records-1951-1953,

(File 2-910)

8 191
County Park Commission- Corporation Counsel Records-1954-1955,

(File 2-910)

8 192
County Park Commission- Corporation Counsel Records-1956-1960,

(File 2-910)

8 193
Milwaukee County Park Commission, Meeting Minutes, 1918 – 1926 8 194
Milwaukee County Park Commission, Meeting Minutes, 1926 – 1929 8 195
Milwaukee County Park Commission, Meeting Minutes, 1930 – 1931 8 196
Milwaukee County Park Commission, Meeting Minutes, 1932 9 197
Milwaukee County Park Commission, Meeting Minutes, 1933-1936 9 198
Milwaukee County Park Commission, Meeting Minutes, 1950 9 199
Milwaukee County Park Commission, Meeting Minutes, Nov. 1963-1964 9 200
Park Concerts – 1934  (Project #1754) 9 201
Parks, Zoning Ordinances, 1928 – 1943 9 202
Parkway Improvements, ca. 1930 9 203
Sale of House: 4677 N. 108th St. (Lovers Lane Rd.), 1961 9 204
Sale of House: 3618 W. Oakwood Road, Franklin, WI  1961 9 205
Sale of House: 4624 N. 57th Street, 1961 9 206
Sale of House: 10714 Watertown Plank Rd., 1962 9 207
Recreation Equipment, Service Department, 1962 9 208
Sale of House: 4468 N. 50th Street, 1962 9 209
Sale of House: 1851 N. 40th Street, 1962 9 210
Sale of House: 11115 W. Silver Spring Rd., 1962 9 211
Beer Allocation, Various Parks & New Zoo, 1962 9 212
Sale of House: 4627 N. 57th Street, 1962 9 213
Sale of House: 4100 S. 20th Street, 1962 9 214
Sale of House: 4633 N. 57th Street, 1962 9 215
Sale of Houses (3): 1911 – 1913 N. 8th Street, 808 W. Reservoir, 828-830 W. Reservoir, 1962 9 216
Sale of House: 4619 N. 57th Street, 1962 9 217
Sale of House: 8622 W. Appleton Ave. (rear), 1962 9 218
Sale of House: 2315 E/ Back Bay, 1962 9 219
Sale of House: 1947-1947A N. 8th Street, 1962 9 220
Sale of House: 1713 15th Avenue, South Milwaukee, 1962 9 221
Sale of Houses (2): 3001-05 N. 3rd Street, 1962 9 222
Sale of Houses (6): 312 – 314 – 316 – 318 – 326 – 328 – 332 – 336 W. Chambers St., 1962 9 223
Sale of House: 11718 W. Good Hope  Rd. (includes outbounding), 1962 9 224
House for Rent: 10670 S. 60th St. Franklin, WI, 1962 9 225
Sale of House: 10963 S. Nicholson Rd. Oak Creek, WI, 1962 9 226
Sale of House: 1523 Marquette Ave., South Milwaukee, 1962 9 227
Sale of House: 836 W. Reservoir Ave., 1962 9 228
Sale of Houses (2) : 1941 N. 8th St., 1962 9 229
Sale of House: 1411 Manitoba Ave., South Milwaukee, 1963 9 230
Sale of House: 824 – 826 W. Reservoir, 1963 9 231
Sale of Buildings (11): 4902 N. Green Bay Avenue, 1963 9 232
Sale of House: 1433 N. 40th St., 1963 9 233
Sale of Building: Boathouse – Humboldt Park, 1963 9 234
Sale of House: 820 W. Reservoir Ave., 1963 9 235
Sale of House: 1408 Monroe Ave., South Milwaukee, 1963 9 236
Sale of Buildings: 4960-4962 Lovers Lane Rd., 1963 9 237
Sale of Buildings: 4910 – 4920 – 4940 Lovers Lane Rd., 1963 9 238
Sale of House: 11005 W. Capitol Drive (Former Currie Park Club House), 1964 9 239
Sale of Factory Building (2 Story): Riverside Park – 1300 E. Park Place, 1964 9 240
Sale of House: 11514 W. Hampton Ave., 1964 9 241
Sale of House: 1637 N. 40th Street, 1964 9 242
Sale of House: 5064 N. 31st Street, 1964 9 243
Sale of House: 12225 W. Greenfield (Greenfield Park), 1964 9 244
Removal of Building: 1920 N. 9th Street, 1964 9 245
Sale of House: 12225 W/ Greenfield Ave. (Greenfield Park), 1964 9 246
Sale of House: 4378 S. Lake Drive, 1964 10 247
Sale of House: 4746 N. 34th St., 1964 10 248
Sale of House: 1733 – 35 N. 40th Street 10 249
Sale of House: 4832 S. Lake Drive, 1964 10 250
Sale of House: 407 Hawthorne Ave., South Milwaukee, 1964 10 251
Sale of House: 4940 N. Green Bay Ave., 1964 10 252
Sale of House: 10920 S. Nickolson Rd., Oak Creek,WI, 1964 10 253
Sale of House: 1953 N. 8th Street, 1964 10 254
Sale of House: 6516 Root River Dr. (S. of Rawson Ave., E. of 68th St.),1964 10 255
Sale of House: 7315 N. 91st Street, 1964 10 256
Sale of House: 1517 N. 40th Street, 1964 10 257
Commodity Requirements, 1965 10 258
Sale of House: 6523 Root River Drive, 1965 10 259
Sale of House: 1439 N. 40th Street, 1965 10 260
Sale of House – Rebid: 407 Hawthorne Ave., South Milwaukee, 1965 10 261
Sale of House: 6054 S. Lake Drive, Cudahy, 1965 10 262
Sale of House: 9375 S. Shepard Ave., Oak Creek, WI, 1965 10 263
Sale of House: 6240 N. 100th Street, 1965 10 264
Tree Moving (9 Palm Trees), Mitchell Park Conservatory, 1965 10 265
Sale of House: 1926 N. 9th Street, 1965 10 266
Sale of House: 4005 – 07 W/ Galena St., 1965 10 267
Sale of House: 4661 N. Lovers Lane Rd., 1965 10 268
Sale of House: 1429 Missouri Ave., South Milwaukee, 1965 10 269
Sale of House: 5106 N. 31st Street, 1965 10 270
Sale of House: 1459 N. 40th Street, 1965 10 271
Sale of House: 1512 Marquette Ave., South Milwaukee, 1965 10 272
Sale of House: 7815 N. Green Bay Ave., 1966 10 273
Circuit Court Case 290-192 (3- 609), Mel Welch v. Milwaukee County Park Commission & William Anderson, Director of Milwaukee County Recreation Dept. 10 274
Circuit Court Case 3-587 (295-628), Gordon Miles, Individually and as Chairman of the Committee for the Beverage Carry-Ins at County Stadium, v. County of Milwaukee 10 275
Circuit Court Case 303-798 (3-664), Local 75 UAW., etal v. Milwaukee County, et al 10 276
Circuit Court Case 309-193 (C- 15663), John A. Tadych and Leonard Hoffman v. Donald L. Grieb, Super Sky Products, Inc., Milwaukee County Park Commission. & Milwaukee County (1of 2) 10 277
Circuit Court Case 309-193 (C- 15663), John A. Tadych and Leonard Hoffman v. Donald L. Grieb, Super Sky Products, Inc., Milwaukee County Park Commission. & Milwaukee County (2of 2) 10 278
Circuit Court Case 352 – 971 (C – 15413), Donald L. Grieb v. Milwaukee County (1 of 2) 10 279
Circuit Court Case 352 – 971 (C – 15413), Donald L. Grieb v. Milwaukee County (2 of 2) 10 280
Circuit Court Case C – 15422 (356009), Milwaukee County v. Brill Bros., Inc. 10 281
Misc. 10 282
LOOSE/OVERSIZE ITEMS LOCATION
Master Plan for Milwaukee County Marina Development, Nov. 1958 MV, F35
6 Binders of Employment History and Work Records, 1937-1945 CV, Sh. 354
1 Binder of Property Records, 1915-1940 CV, Sh. 354
Rules and Regulations for Fishing Areas General Notice, 1938 OS SM “M”
Bathing Beach Limits General Notice OS SM “M”
Bathing Beach Area General Notice OS SM “M”

 

 

 

 

 


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