Fourth Street School

Also known as: Golda Meir School
333 W. Galena St., Milwaukee, Wisconsin

The childhood elementary school of Golda Meir, Prime Minister of Israel 1969-1974


Overview Looking Southeast

Photo taken by J.R. Manning in June 2013




Milwaukee's Fourth Street School is the only surviving structure in America associated with Mrs. Golda Meir (1898-1978), who from 1967 to 1974 was Prime Minister of Israel. Fleeing the pogroms of their native Russia, Mrs. Meir's family came to this city and settled on Walnut Street. In 1906, the young Golda attended the Fourth Street School, where she learned English and exhibited a talent for leadership; in 1912, she graduated valeditorian[sic]. The school continues to serve the students of Milwaukee. -- National Historic Landmark statement of significance, December 14, 1990

National Register information 

Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on August 2, 1984
Reference number
Architectural style
Victorian: Romanesque
Areas of significance
Architecture; Politics/Government; Ethnic Heritage - European
Levels of significance
National; Local
Evaluation criteria
B - Person; C - Design/Construction
Property type
Historic function
Current function
Periods of significance
1875-1899; 1900-1924
Significant years
1890; 1906; 1912

Update Log 

  • July 2, 2013: Updated by J.R. Manning: Updated Status and Added Photos