On Tuesday, November 22, 2002, at City Hall, 200 East Wells Street, the Milwaukee Common Council voted to rename the road between West Capitol Drive and West Walnut Street — formerly North 5th Street to Dr. William Finlayson Street. Dr. Finlayson, age 97, is a beloved obstetrician and gynecologist who practiced for nearly 40 years, delivering thousands of babies. Finlayson … [Read more...] about Dr. Finlayson honored by Milwaukee Common Council with street renaming
The rest of 3rd Street renamed in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
On Monday, January 17, 2022, city dignitaries and community leaders gathered at the corner of 3rd and Wisconsin, on Dr. Martin Luther, Jr. Day to pay tribute to the great civil rights leader by re-naming the rest of 3rd Street, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive. Originally, King Drive ran north from McKinley to West Capitol Drive; now everything from McKinley south to Wisconsin … [Read more...] about The rest of 3rd Street renamed in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
City honors late civil rights advocate Vel R. Phillips with street naming
On Tuesday, August 7, 2018, the City of Milwaukee along with the Bader Foundation and Alderwoman Milele Coggs held a special street renaming ceremony at North 4th Street and West North Avenue to honor the late civil rights advocate Vel Phillips. The intersection will now be known as North Vel R. Phillips Ave. The renaming celebration was part of the "6th Annual Bronzeville … [Read more...] about City honors late civil rights advocate Vel R. Phillips with street naming