Schoonmaker Family

Altough not the original owners of the Schoonmaker Quarry, the Schoonmakers owned and operated it longer than any other family in Wauwatosa history. In 1862, the Schoonmaker Reef, located in the quarry, was recognized as an ancient coral reef, the first identified in the United States. The site is designated a National Historical Landmark in 9/25/1997

Schoonmaker Reef, also known as Wauwatosa Reef, Schoonmaker Quarry, Raphu Station or Francey Reef is in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin. It is located North of W. State St., between N. 66th St. and N. 64th St. extended, in Wauwatosa.

  1. "Schoonmaker Reef". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. Retrieved on 2008-01-03.
  2. Tosa protects piece of geologic history, March 6, 2006
  3. Joanne Kluessendorf and Donald D. Mikulic (December 18, 1994). National Historic Landmark Nomination: Schoonmaker Reef / Wauwatosa Reef, Schoonmaker Quarry, Raphu Station, Francey Reef, Francey Quarry, Wauwatosa QuarryPDF
  4. National Park Service. and Accompanying 4 photos, exterior and interior, from 1899, 1970, and 1990.