Pryor Ave Iron Well, Milwaukee, WI


Posted: October 9, 2009

Category: North America, United States, View All, Wisconsin

1710 E. Pryor Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53207
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The Pryor Avenue Iron Well is an early artesian water well located in the Bay View Historic District of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Additional info:

Nearest Address

1710 E. Pryor Ave Milwaukee, WI 53207

Directions from Nearest Address

Between South Wentworth Ave and Superior Street on Pryor

Vital Information

  • Fee: No Fee
  • Access: Public
  • Flow: Continuous
  • TDS: N/A
  • Temp: N/A
  • pH: N/A

Hours Spring is Open:

24 hours 7 days a week


Latitude: 42.99725 / Longitude: -87.888299

Map Link: Prior Ave Iron Well Map

Submitted by: Eric Butler

  1. Cathi Bouzide says:

    Hi there admin! Please check out my blog. I am an artist and did an “art gesture” with handmade cups this week at the Pryor site. Thanks so much for your info!

  2. Transformation says:

    When I went for water last summer, someone told me that the city has taken over the site and now pumps city water into the Pryor Ave. site. Any answers?

  3. Cheryl says:

    Doubt it because you can smell and taste the iron in it…which goes away after about 4 days or so sitting in the fridge.

  4. Walterandmarciamihm says:

    Is the well now open? We were there on Sunday and it was closed. thank you

  5. Kimdancin says:

    I too am curious why it is. Closed and when will it open again. And if there is anything we can do or anyone to communicate to.

  6. Sakolba says:

    I was there yesterday, Sept.25th. It is open, and water is still wonderful, Have been going there for over 70 years.

  7. Dmcolloton says:

    i grew up drinkin that water, it taste like iron and should be shut down.

  8. Heath says:

    Does anyone know the fluoride content (if any) found in the pryor ave well? I read somewhere it is comparable to city tap but am hoping that is false.

  9. Michele says:

    Any idea what the fluoride level is in this water source? Any testing info available? Many thanks!

  10. alan fay says:

    Is the well water safe now?

  11. Alison says:

    Was here today and no water was flowing. Any updates????
    Sad face

  12. Milwaukee Mike says:

    This water is absolutely delicious. I fill up whenever I pass by.

  13. Stephen Marshall says:

    Well had a sign on it a couple years ago about water containing trace chemicals. Been going to spring in Big Bend since and drinking from there with no issues.

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