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A Polish neighborhood in Milwaukee

East Brady Street Historic District

The earliest Polish ethnic neighborhoods in Milwaukee were established in the post-Civil War period. At this time, large numbers of Polish immigrants entered the city's steel, leatherworking, and other materials processing industries. The majority of Poles who came to Milwaukee were part of the third wave of Polish emigration, which began approximately in 1865 and lasted into the 1920s. These were primarily economic emigrants who left the harsh conditions of their homeland. At first the new arrivals settled on the city's south side; however, growing numbers found employment and were able to purchase property in the East Brady Street area.

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Related Topics: Immigration and Settlement
19th-Century Immigration
Creator: Various
Pub Data: Wisconsin National Historic Register.
Citation: East Brady Street Historic District. Wisconsin National Historic Register. Online facsimile at:; Visited on: 4/20/2014
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