Walker's Point is a neighborhood that lies south of the Third Ward and the eastern part of the Menomonee River Valley. Founded by George H. Walker in 1835 as a fur trading post, the area is now noted for being mostly an industrial neighborhood, with limited housing scattered in pockets throughout the area, particularly on the eastern end of Walker's Point.
My spending about 2-1/2 hours on and around South Fifth Street, was hardly enough time to discover the entity of the Fifth Ward. It did however, provide a glimpse of what it is about. Notable in Walker’s Point is the Iron Horse Hotel to the north, Rockwell Automation, La Perla and the Milwaukee Ballet.
Yes, this is Selena Gomez
Recently this area has seen some condo, office, and retail development spill over the Milwaukee River to this neighborhood. However, it is not displacing anyone as the spaces undergoing development have mainly been former storage or empty industrial space.
The area is 68% Hispanic with many charming homes and businesses. There has been attempt to revamp the area — some attempts have succeeded, others have not.
I had (Colectivo) coffee at the Fuel Cafe and checked out the menu — it was to my liking. It’s a great family cafe.