Streetcar MKE Streetcar "The Hop": Burns Commons Area

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Burns Commons
Hop Stop: Burns Commons (terminus)
The Hop's Burns Commons platform is at the north end of Burns Commons park, east of the intersection of E Ogden Ave and N Farwell Ave. This is the northern terminus of the Main Line, so The Hop arrives from the west along E Ogden Ave and departs the platform heading back west along E Ogden Ave.

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Dining and Drinks

  • The Pasta Tree Restaurant and Wine Bar, 1503 N Farwell Ave: about 300 meters from the Burns Commons streetcar stop
  • Twisted Cafe coming soon, 1505 N Farwell Ave: about 300 meters from the Burns Commons streetcar stop
  • Maharaja, 1550 N Farwell Ave: Indian cuisine; about 400 meters from the Burns Commons streetcar stop
Convenience Store
  • Jetz, 1425 N Farwell Ave: this is just a little gas station; it sells coffee and snacks, closest food to Burns Commons
Museum Performing Arts
  • Shank Hall, 1434 N Farwell Ave: The name comes from the cult film This Is Spinal Tap; live music performances; only open during shows--check ahead
Parks / Open Space / Greenspace
  • Burns Commons County Park, 1300 N Franklin Pl: a county park with the streetcar platform on its northern edge; includes sculpture "Cleopatra's Wedge" and statue of Robert Burns. You can walk east from the Burns Commons stop to overlook Lake Michigan behind the Lake Bluff Condominiums; walking further, you can go down the walkway/stairs to the Oak Leaf Trail, Veterans Park, and beyond.
  • Juneau Park, 900 N Prospect Ave: the northern tip of this county park is about two blocks from the streetcar stop at Burns Commons
View / Photo Oppportunity
  • View over Lake Michigan: continue on Ogden Avenue east across N Prospect Ave to the walkway leading to the "Eclipse" sculpture
Art or Sculpture
  • Cleopatra's Wedge: 18-foot-tall (5.5 m) carbon steel sculpture by Beverly Pepper, 1991
  • Statue of Robert Burns: statue and memorial area with benches including poetry samples, recognition of donors, organizations related to Robert Burns
  • Eclipse: from Burns Commons, continue east on Ogden Avenue, to the walkway; the globe sculpture at the top of stairs overlooking Lake Michigan is Jill Sebastian's sculpture "Eclipse," 2000
Government Services
Burns Commons Event Space
  • Renaissance Place, 1451 N Prospect Ave: host up to 600 guests; formerly First Church of Christ, Scientist; National Register of Historic Places
Walks From This Area
  • Walk to Brady Street: From Burns Commons, you can walk up Farwell Avenue to Brady Street. This is about an 8 minute walk, 650 meters.
  • Walk to Colectivo Lakefront: From Burns Commons, you can walk up Prospect Avenue, see the historic mansions district and walk along the Oak Leaf Trail to Colectivo at the Lakefront. This is about a 18 minute walk, 1.5 km.
Events Historic Sites
  • Prospect Avenue Mansions Historic District, historic mansions 1363-1551 N Prospect Ave: National Register of Historic Places
  • First Ward Triangle Historic District, historic buildings in the area near Franklin Pl, N Prospect, E Juneau Ave, and E Knapp St: National Register of Historic Places
  • Lion House, 1241 N Franklin Pl: Diederichs-Fitch House; known as the Lion House after the lion statues in front; Edward Diederichs built in mid-1850's
  • Renaissance Place, 1451 N Prospect Ave: host up to 600 guests; formerly First Church of Christ, Scientist; National Register of Historic Places
  • Exton Apartments, 1260 N Prospect Ave: 9-story building, 100.0 feet, 30.5 meters, completed 1938; National Register of Historic Places state signficance
Noted Tall Buildings
  • The Breakwater, 1313 N Franklin Pl: 21-story building, 260.0 feet, 79.2 meters, completed 2009
  • Exton Apartments, 1260 N Prospect Ave: 9-story building, 100.0 feet, 30.5 meters, completed 1938; National Register of Historic Places state signficance
  • The Lodgewood, 1121 N Waverly Pl: 13-story building, 165.6 feet, 50.5 meters, completed 1954
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