Just outside of downtown Milwaukee, Marquette University is one of the city’s historic educational centers, established as Marquette College by the Society of Jesus in 1881. It was names for Father Jacques Marquette, who was a renowned missionary in this part of the county in the late 1600s, who spoke at least six Native American languages. One of the most notable sights on the campus is its oldest building, the Gothic-style Johnston Hall, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and is today home to the university’s communications program.
Marquette University is located just east of downtown Milwaukee, at the intersection of I-94 and I-43. Visitors who are interested can stroll the grounds and see the historic Johnston Hall.