Heaven City

Photographed December 28, 2014
Erected 1999 by Waukesha County Historical Society
Mukwonago, Waukesha County, Wisconsin
42° 52.666′ N, 88° 18.178′ W

HEAVEN CITY
This land was a favorite place for the Native Americans. The first white settler/owner Gaius Munger noted for maple syrup production. Other owners; Abraham Perkins-sheep raiser, Wisconsin Central R.R. promoter; Philip Best-Milw. brewer and stock raiser; Thomas Spence- Shetland pony raiser; George Schuster-Milw. tobaccoist, built large Spanish style home; and Lloyd Dewey-gambler. In 1932 Chicago street preacher A.J. Moore purchased site for commune prototype, “Heaven City”. The commune failed and buildings were added in early 1940s to convert it to a commercial hotel/resort. Lavish accommodations and meals attracted underworld types for get-away weekends. After many business problems there has been a series of owners; Pat Talcott, Cindy and Richard Wilkening and now Ralph & Carol Hibbard.
The marker is located at the top of the hill on the Heaven City property, adjacent to Troy's Heaven City Supper Club. The entrance to the property is located on southwest National Avenue / County Road ES, at its T-intersection with Edgewood Avenue, Mukwonago, Wisconsin 53149.


Troy's Heaven City Supper Club Facebook Page

The marker is No. 18-01 in a series of historical markers erected by the Waukesha County Historical Society.

 

I rarely comment on the properties I visit, but the entire time I was photographing the marker and the neon bottle of alcohol, the place gave me the creeps. I remember thinking "Heaven City" was an ironic name, considering I felt nothing but uncomfortable on the property. Then, I did my research for this post . . . Yah, this place is creepy!

 The marker is that small post between the telephone poles
and the black pole.

 The marker is at the base of the liquor bottle, visible to the left.


 Looking at the entrance to Heaven City Restaurant
from the marker location.

 The marker is directly behind this building, to the left.


 Looking east at County Road ES.

View from across the road; the marker is at
the top of the road to the left.

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