IR: North Point Lighthouse
January 16, 2008
The history of Milwaukee's North Point Lighthouse, which dates back to the mid-19th century, will be the subject of I Remember Monday, Jan. 21, at 6:30 p.m. on Milwaukee Public Television (MPTV-10).
The guest will be David Allen Jones, a board member of the North Point Lighthouse Friends, an organization devoted to preserving the Milwaukee landmark.
The lighthouse guided ships to Milwaukee before the development of railroads and highways. In the 1890s, Frederick Law Olmstead designed Lake Park with its south entrance at the lighthouse. Years after the light was turned off, the Lighthouse Friends was formed to revitalize the light station. The tower was restored in 2006 and in November of 2007, The Keeper's Quarters were rededicated.
Today, visitors can enjoy the view of the lakefront, the park and the city from this historic site.
I Remember is simulcast on MPTV-HD (MPTV-36-1 and Time-Warner Cable 510). The host for I Remember is talk show veteran Jim Peck, currently a senior advancement officer at Marquette University.