WRL-62: Robert Cooley Homestead

© Photographed July 24, 2014
Approved October 6, 1967 by Wisconsin Council for Local History
Fredonia, Ozaukee County, Wisconsin
43° 28.172′ N, 87° 59.596′ W

Robert Cooley Homested
Built in 1851, this is the birthplace of Robert Lawrence Cooley, who founded the Milwaukee Vocational School in 1912, the first of its kind in the country, and was its director until 1940. Cooley was born here in 1869 and died here in 1944.
The property is located on westbound County Highway A, west of its intersection with Cigrand Drive / County Highway H, at W4156 County Highway A, Fredonia, Wisconsin 53021.

NOTE: There is no parking anywhere near the marker on westbound County Highway A; there is a very small shoulder on eastbound County Highway A. These photos were taken with a zoom lens, while precariously perched on that narrow eastbound shoulder.

NOTE: The Robert Cooley Homestead is privately owned; please respect the privacy of the owners.


The marker is included in the Wisconsin Registered Landmarks program.

See also, Site 23: Cooley Estate, also at this location.


It is from this position only, travelling eastbount on County Highway A,
 that the marker is visible from the highway.

It is impossible to see the marker
when travelling westbound on County Highway A.


It is much easier to access the marker in the winter / spring months
(about a six-month period in Wisconsin). These photos (above
and below) were taken April 25, 2015).


The marker is located in Waubeka, Wisconsin.

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