Ald. Murphy (shown here with Karen Maxine Nagle, a Main Street design committee member) adds a final piece to the first 'Mosaic Obelisk' established by 'The Mosaic on Burleigh' District, one of four Main Street Milwaukee Districts. The program brings together public and private resources, businesses and volunteers to jump-start the revitalization of traditional neighborhood main streets.
The Mosaic on Burleigh District runs along W. Burleigh Street from Sherman Boulevard to N. 60th Street. The district is adding new park benches, flower planters, trash receptacles and obelisk sculptures that represent the culturally diverse commercial district and surrounding neighborhood. The mosaic obelisk is made from ceramic, china and porcelain pieces from neighborhood homes.