Ne­whall House Mass Grave

Milwaukee Magazine - - Culture -

A grand, old ho­tel in Down­town Mil­wau­kee, the Ne­whall House, caught fire in the early morn­ing hours of Jan. 10, 1883. As flames raged at the in­ter­sec­tion of Michi­gan and Broad­way streets, at least 70 peo­ple died, in­clud­ing dozens who were burned be­yond recog­ni­tion. Ap­prox­i­mately 64 uniden­ti­fied bod­ies were later in­terred in a spe­cial mass grave at For­est Home Ceme­tery (2405 W. For­est Home Ave.), where a tall spire still stands in their mem­ory.

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