1848-1849 Milwaukee County Wisconsin City Directory

Public Buildings

Milwaukee is yet too young to have much to boast of in the way of Public Buildings. The only ones worthy of mentioning are the COURT HOUSE, a large frame building, fronting the Public Square in the First Ward; the COUNTY JAIL, a new and substantial brick ediface adjoining the Court House; and the County Buildings, a low range of brick offices, north of the Court House.

The CITY COUNCIL ROOM is in the second story of the three story brick building on the West side of the West Water Street, next door to Ludington & Co's, "Old Corner Store.