Juneautown constituted the east side of the 19th-century internecine Milwaukee wars and developed into the effective heart of the city. Today, both Water Street and Wisconsin Avenue atavistically claim the title of most-happening area in the city.
Original architectural gems such as the Milwaukee City Hall , Pabst Theater , Iron Block , and funky old Milwaukee Street are still chockablock with baroque Victorian buildings.
St. Mary’s Church (836 N. Broadway, at the corner of E. Kilbourn Ave. in Juneautown) is precisely the same age as Milwaukee. Made of Cream City brick in 1846, it is the oldest Catholic church in the city. The Annunciation painting above the altar was a gift from King Ludwig I of Bavaria.