Photo 3: A Lao lion in Clarke Square
May 16, 2012
by Adam Carr
This set of lions and their twins look out over Clarke Square’s Lao Buddhist Temple, located on 20th Street and National Avenue.
Clarke Square is home to Journey House, a community-based organization that strengthens families, as well as service agencies such as the Milwaukee Christian Center and the Lao American Organization. The community boasts the Milwaukee County Mitchell Park Conservatory—where visitors can enter the world’s only beehive-shaped glass domes—and Cesar Chavez Drive, a commercial strip that draws Milwaukee’s Latino community and others to shop, eat authentic Mexican food, and enjoy the vibrant atmosphere.