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    • Remember When...11th and Wisconsin av. looked like this?

    • Eleventh Street (Milwaukee, Wis.); Wisconsin Avenue (Milwaukee, Wis.); Streets -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Marquette University -- Buildings; Johnston Hall (Milwaukee, Wis.); Mackie, William
    • The area of N. 11th st. and W. Wisconsin av., now near the heart of the city's bustling metropolitan area, was a peaceful residential district when this picture was taken in the first decade of the 20th century. Tall, stately trees lined the...
    • Remember When...27th and Wisconsin was 'out in the country'?

    • Grand Avenue (Milwaukee, Wis.); Wisconsin Avenue (Milwaukee, Wis.); Twenty-seventh Street (Milwaukee, Wis.); Streets -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Police communication systems -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee
    • Things sure were different then as far as traffic was concerned. Pedestrians were more in danger of being bumped by a bicycle or horse than an automobile. This picture from the local history room of the public library was taken in 1914 when W....
    • Remember When...2nd and Plankinton was a cobbled corner?

    • Second Street (Milwaukee, Wis.); Plankinton Avenue (Milwaukee, Wis.); Water Street (Milwaukee, Wis.); Streets -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Cobblestone roads -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Cream City Brewing Co. (Milwaukee, Wis.); Horse-drawn vehicles;...
    • People who pass this corner in rush hour traffic may not believe it, but this really was the corner of N. 2nd and N. Plankinton (or W. Water as it was known) in the 1890's. Hitching posts lined the sidewalks instead of parking meters, and there...
    • Remember When...2nd and Wells was a secondhand center?

    • Wells Street (Milwaukee, Wis.); City Hall (Milwaukee, Wis.); City halls -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Clothing trade -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Theatrical posters -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Secondhand trade -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Shoes --...
    • Resembling a miniature Maxwell St., used suits, coats, shoes and sundries were bought and sold in the 200 block of W. Wells St. in the early 1900s. Sandwiched in between the racks of apparel was the John Buschinger Shoe Repair Shop, where men's...
    • Remember When...3rd St. & North Ave looked like this?

    • North Avenue (Milwaukee, Wis.); Third Street (Milwaukee, Wis.); Shopping centers -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Automobiles; Stores, Retail -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Buses
    • North Ave. and 3rd St. was the center of one of the city's shopping areas in the '40s and '50s. In addition to W.T. Grant Co., Walgreen's Drugstore, Lawton's Clothing and Hess Foods, there were numerous small shops stocking a wide variety of...
    • Remember When...64th St. and Mill Rd. was farmland?

    • Sixty-fourth Street (Milwaukee, Wis.); Mill Road (Milwaukee, Wis.); Granville (Wis.); Architecture, Domestic -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Schmidt, John; Schmidt, Lizzie; Schmidt, Arthur; Schmidt, George
    • At the turn of the century, John Schmidt and his wife (both seated) owned land in what was then Granville…now a part of the city of Milwaukee. They posed for this picture of their home with their sons George (left) and Arthur, and the family...
    • Remember When...6th and State looked like this?

    • Sixth Street (Milwaukee, Wis.); State Street (Milwaukee, Wis.); Bars (Drinking establishments) -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee
    • Milwaukeeans who pass this corner daily in rush hour traffic would hardly recognize it as it appeared in 1911. Then the northwest corner of N. 6th and W. State sts., where now stands the large red brick building housing the Milwaukee Vocational...
    • Remember When...6th and Wisconsin looked like this?

    • Sixth Street (Milwaukee, Wis.); Wisconsin Avenue (Milwaukee, Wis.); Streets -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Palace Theater (Milwaukee, Wis.); Strand Theater (Milwaukee, Wis.); Police -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Theaters -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Boston...
    • One of Milwaukee's present landmarks, the Schroeder hotel, had not yet been built when this picture was taken in 1922. The hotel didn't make the city directory until 1927. The Wisconsin theater (note the vacant lot on the left) materialized two...
    • Remember When...6th and Wisconsin looked like this?

    • Sixth Street (Milwaukee, Wis.); Wisconsin Avenue (Milwaukee, Wis.); Streets -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Strand Theater (Milwaukee, Wis.); Wisconsin Telephone Company (Milwaukee, Wis.); Motion picture theaters -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee
    • Back in 1922, this was the view that greeted Milwaukeeans at the northeast corner of 6th st., and Grand av. (now N. 6th st. and W. Wisconsin av.). In place of the many storied Carpenter building were shops housing the following establishments: ...
    • Remember When...6th st. was bricked?

    • Sixth Street (Milwaukee, Wis.); Roads -- Design and construction -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Pavements, Brick -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee
    • The block between what is now W. State st. and W. Highland av. had just received a new brick surface when this picture was taken in 1905. The crew took time off after the job was completed to pose with the tools of their trade. Road construction...
    • Remember When...93rd and North Ave. was an open field?

    • Ninety-third Street (Wauwatosa, Wis.); North Avenue (Wauwatosa, Wis.); Wauwatosa (Wis.); Horses
    • Wauwatosa was first settled in 1835, but when this picture was taken about 100 years later, this part of Milwaukee County was still sparsely settled - by people. The 1936 Wauwatosa City Directory does not list any houses on 93rd St. or 94th St....
    • Remember When...'city hall' was in a church?

    • Grand Avenue (Milwaukee, Wis.); Wisconsin Avenue (Milwaukee, Wis.); Fifth Street (Milwaukee, Wis.); Church buildings -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Methodist Church buildings -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; City halls -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Municipal...
    • Milwaukee's Methodists have always been proud of the fact that when the city of Milwaukee was incorporated on Jan. 31, 1846 its first offices were established in the pioneer Methodist church building. Here, too, Solomon Juneau, founder of the...
    • Remember When...'Music Under the Stars' was young?

    • Blatz Temple of Music (Milwaukee, Wis.); Washington Park (Milwaukee, Wis.); Parks -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Concert programs -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Music Under the Stars; Bandstands -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Crowds
    • The Milwaukee County Park Commission's "Music Under the Stars" series celebrates its 50th anniversary this season. The first concert was held Aug. 10, 1938, when Gilbert and Sullivan's "Gondoliers" played to 18,000 at the Blatz Temple of Music in...
    • Remember When...'Remember when' began?

    • Courthouses -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Public buildings -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Cathedral Square (Milwaukee, Wis.); Milwaukee County Courthouse.
    • The promotional advertisement that ran in The Milwaukee Journal on Nov. 12, 1963 - the day before the first appearance of the Green Sheet's "Remember when" feature, which pictured (above) the old Milwaukee courthouse - suggested that the series...
    • Remember When...'tower clocks' kept time for Milwaukeeans?

    • Water Street (Milwaukee, Wis.); Reed, Albert; Schultz, Ralph; Tower clocks -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Clocks and watches -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Poblocki and Sons (Milwaukee, Wis.)
    • One of the few remaining street clocks in the city was removed on Jan. 29, 1951. It stood in front of the building at 1129 N. Water St., where the old Van Ess jewelry store was located. Ralph Schultz (left) bought the clock "to putter with." ...
    • Remember When...'turtles' guided Milwaukee traffic?

    • Kinnickinnic Avenue (Milwaukee, Wis.); Lincoln Avenue (Milwaukee, Wis.); Streets -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Pavements, Brick -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Traffic signs and signals -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Automobiles
    • An island in this sea of rails and bricks at Kinnickinnic and Lincoln Avenues in 1926 was the "turtle," also known as the "button" and "mushroom," which was located throughout Milwaukee streets as a traffic director. Cars making left turns at the...
    • Remember When..."Shopping centers" were neighborhoods like 3rd St. and North Ave.?

    • Third Street (Milwaukee, Wis.); North Avenue (Milwaukee, Wis.); Rosenberg's Ladies Ready to Wear (Milwaukee, Wis.); Shopping centers -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Walgreen Co.; W. T. Grant Co.; Lawton's Clothing (Milwaukee, Wis.); Brills Clothes...
    • Even when Wisconsin Ave. was Grand and shoppers filled downtown streets, the city was too large for one area to fill the needs of all its shoppers. In those days, neighborhood "shopping centers" did as brisk a business as downtown stores. One of...
    • Remember When...a "new" St. Mary's was built?

    • St. Mary's Hospital (Milwaukee, Wis.); Hospitals -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Lake Drive (Milwaukee, Wis.)
    • The building was new, but St. Mary's Hospital had been an integral part of Milwaukee for many years when construction of the hospital began in 1909. St. Joseph's Infirmary was founded in1848 by the Sisters of Charity of St. Joseph and later...
    • Remember When...a brewer's mansion was on Galena St.?

    • Uihlein, Henry; Mansions -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Architecture, Domestic -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Galena Street (Milwaukee, Wis.)
    • Henry Uihlein came to the United States from Germany in 1862 after mastering the art of brewing and malting in Bavaria. He arrived in Milwaukee in 1871 at the invitation of his uncle Joseph Schlitz, and took charge of the practical end of the...
    • Remember When...a brewery warehouse collapsed?

    • Forsyth Leather Co. (Wauwatosa, Wis.); Jos. Schlitz Brewing Co. (Milwaukee, Wis.); State Street (Wauwatosa, Wis.); Breweries -- Wisconsin -- Wauwatosa; Brewing industry -- Accidents -- Wisconsin -- Wauwatosa; Industrial accidents -- Wisconsin --...
    • The old Forsyth Leather Co. plant in the 6600 block of W. State St. - then occupied by the Jos. Schlitz Brewing Co. - was the scene of a disaster on Aug. 10, 1942, when a portion of the building, which was being used as a warehouse, collapsed. The...

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