The German Evangelical Church / Brach's Animal Hospital

Photographed March 20, 2015
Erected by Hales Corners Historical Society
Hales Corners, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin

The German Evangelical Church
The first Protestant church in hales Corners was founded here in 1888 on land purchased from William Cobb. Services were held in German until that language became unpopular during World War I. The minister at that time spoke no English and had to learn the new language before he could preach in it. In 1962 the old church, the animal hospital and the hospital annex which housed the post office, were razed and the present church erected.
Brach's Animal Hospital
In 1911 Dr. Max W. Brach built what was reputedly the largest veterinary hospital in the United States about where the bell tower stands now. It had hot water heat and included an office, medicine room, bedroom and operating room. Dr. Brach’s practice was largely the care of horses.
The marker is located at the entrance to Emanuel United Church-Christ on eastbound West Forest Avenue, east of its intersection with South 108th Street / Wisconsin Route 100, at 10627 West Forest Home Avenue, Hales Corners, Wisconsin 53130.

Village of Hales Corners, Wisconsin: History of Hales Corners

The marker is hidden between the first and second pines from the left.

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