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    • Remember When...commission row was Milwaukee's marketplace?

    • Remember When...commission row was Milwaukee's marketplace?

    • Broadway Street (Milwaukee, Wis.); Streets -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Horse-drawn vehicles; Markets -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee

    • Come spring, commission row on N. Broadway may be only a memory since relocation is necessitated by improvement of the street and by the east-west expressway. Already a memory are the horses and wagons that lined up to deliver or carry off tons of...
    • Remember When...this was the first home office for Northwestern Mutual Life?

    • Remember When...this was the first home office for Northwestern Mutual Life?

    • Broadway (Milwaukee, Wis.); Wisconsin Avenue (Milwaukee, Wis.); Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company -- Buildings; London Hat Shop (Milwaukee, Wis.); Corporations -- Headquarters -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Retail trade -- Wisconsin --...

    • Only Milwaukeeans who are 100 or so years old will remember when this building at Broadway St. and Wisconsin Ave. was the home of the Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Co., but many will recall it as the site of the London Hat Shop. The London...
    • Remember When...the Insurance Building made Milwaukee cosmopolitan?

    • Remember When...the Insurance Building made Milwaukee cosmopolitan?

    • Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company -- Buildings; Insurance Building (Milwaukee, Wis.); Free Press Building (Milwaukee, Wis.); Broadway Building (Milwaukee, Wis.); Broadway (Milwaukee, Wis.); Wisconsin Avenue (Milwaukee, Wis.); Office...

    • From 1870 to 1886, this Victorian Gothic building was the home office of the Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Co. Known first as the Insurance Building, later the Free Press Building and finally the Broadway Building, it was located on the...
    • Remember When...St. Mary's clock was handless?

    • Remember When...St. Mary's clock was handless?

    • Old St. Mary's Church (Milwaukee, Wis.); Catholic church buildings -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Church buildings -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Biddle Street (Milwaukee, Wis.); Broadway Street (Milwaukee, Wis.); Kilbourn Avenue (Milwaukee, Wis.); Main...

    • It's unlikely any readers alive today will remember Old St. Mary's Church when it was new, for the church was started in 1846 - but this is too rare a photo to miss. Taken in 1868, it shows the new tower facade and rear sanctuary addition to the...
    • Remember When...it was 'back to school time' at Spencerian?

    • Remember When...it was 'back to school time' at Spencerian?

    • Spencerian Business College (Milwaukee, Wis.); Broadway (Milwaukee, Wis.); Wisconsin Avenue (Milwaukee, Wis.); Miller Block (Milwaukee, Wis.); Business schools -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; School buildings -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; New York Central...

    • Spencerian Business College, noted for the fine business and secretarial training it provided, could boast of having hundreds of successful graduates by the turn of the century, including millionaires such as Capt. Frederick Pabst. Located in the...
    • Remember When...these town houses graced Broadway and Wells st.?

    • Remember When...these town houses graced Broadway and Wells st.?

    • Broadway Street (Milwaukee, Wis.); Wells Street (Milwaukee, Wis.); Streets -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Architecture, Domestic -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Main Street (Milwaukee, Wis.); Oneida Street (Milwaukee, Wis.); Bellangee, John G.

    • Where the new Marshall and Illsley auto bank and parking structure now reaches toward the sky, these town houses, probably some of the first structures of their kind in the city, once stood. Modified Federal in style, they were built by an early...
    • Remember When...Broadway and Wisconsin looked like this?

    • Remember When...Broadway and Wisconsin looked like this?

    • Broadway Street (Milwaukee, Wis.); Wisconsin Avenue (Milwaukee, Wis.); Streets -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Central business districts -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Tailors -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Clothing trade -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; J. G. Lee...

    • Where today the Railway Exchange building stands, a number of small Milwaukee firms did business back in the 1890s. On the corner of what is now W. Wisconsin av. and N. Broadway was John G. Lee and Co., merchant tailors, offering fine ready to...
    • Remember When...Milwaukee had a 'Newspaper Row'?

    • Remember When...Milwaukee had a 'Newspaper Row'?

    • Milwaukee Journal; Newspaper publishing -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Newspaper buildings -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Horse drawn vehicles; Mason Street (Milwaukee, Wis.); Broadway Street (Milwaukee, Wis.); Milwaukee Press Club; Streets -- Wisconsin --...

    • During the latter part of the 19th century this scene, looking west from what is now, E. Mason st. and N. Broadway, was part of what was known as " Milwaukee's Newspaper Row." On the corner was Adam Roth's Quiet House saloon. The third floor of...
    • Remember When...downtown block looked like this?

    • Remember When...downtown block looked like this?

    • Wisconsin Avenue (Milwaukee, Wis.); Broadway Street (Milwaukee, Wis.); Street-railroads -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Central business districts -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Business enterprises -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Eastman Coal Company...

    • This photograph of the southwest corner of Wisconsin St. and Broadway in 1895 affords a glimpse of what life was like then. Dr. Swenk ("The Painless Dentist") was advertising his special service - "sets teeth on rubber - $6.50." Miller &...
    • Remember When...downtown streets weren't so busy?

    • Remember When...downtown streets weren't so busy?

    • Broadway Street (Milwaukee, Wis.); Wisconsin Avenue (Milwaukee, Wis.); Miller Building (Milwaukee, Wis.); Spencerian Business College (Milwaukee, Wis.); Horse-drawn vehicles; Traffic signs and signals -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Buildings --...

    • Although the Model T had been on the market for over a decade, this downtown intersection scene from 1925 shows that Milwaukee streets were not yet automobile oriented. A horse drawn truck delivered goods for the Milwaukee Linen Supply Co. (whose...
    • Remember When...Milwaukee was a center of the tanning industry?

    • Remember When...Milwaukee was a center of the tanning industry?

    • Turner Tanning Machinery Co. (Milwaukee, Wis.); Juneau Avenue (Milwaukee, Wis.); Market Street (Milwaukee, Wis.); Leather industry and trade -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Industrial buildings -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee

    • In the early 1900s when this picture of the Turner Tanning Machinery Co., located on the southeast corner of Juneau and Market Sts. (later E. Juneau and N. Market), was taken, the building was for sale. The firm had recently moved to different...
    • Remember When...models picketed to announce that beer was back?

    • Remember When...models picketed to announce that beer was back?

    • Blatz Brewing Company; Breweries -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Brewing industry -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Highland Avenue (Milwaukee, Wis.); Broadway Street (Milwaukee, Wis.); Publicity -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee

    • These models were not heralding the end of Prohibition as they marched in front of the Blatz Brewing Co. on July 29, 1953, but the return of the brand of beer. Twenty-five young women paraded in front of the office building, then joined a street...
    • Remember When...the Chamber of Commerce had a new building?

    • Remember When...the Chamber of Commerce had a new building?

    • Milwaukee Chamber of Commerce -- Buildings; Mackie Building (Milwaukee, Wis.); Office buildings -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Board of Trade Building (Milwaukee, Wis.); Michigan Street (Milwaukee, Wis.); Broadway Street (Milwaukee, Wis.); Milwaukee...

    • The history of Milwaukee's Chamber of Commerce goes back to 1858 when the Board of Trade and the Corn Exchange, which had functioned independently, combined into the Chamber of Commerce of the City of Milwaukee. The new chamber, with 99 members,...
    • Remember When...building lobbies were as ornate as this?

    • Remember When...building lobbies were as ornate as this?

    • Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company -- Buildings; Loyalty Building (Milwaukee, Wis.); Corporations -- Headquarters -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Office buildings -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Staircases; Architecture -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee;...

    • In his "Heritage Guidebook," architectural historian H. Russell Zimmerman calls the lobby of the formal Northwestern Mutual Insurance Building, now the Loyalty Building, "one of the best preserved and most spectacular 19th century commercial...
    • Remember When...Milwaukee had its own Broadway theater?

    • Remember When...Milwaukee had its own Broadway theater?

    • Davidson Theatre (Milwaukee, Wis.); Third Street (Milwaukee, Wis.); Hotel Davidson (Milwaukee, Wis.); Theaters -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee

    • Countless stage greats played the Davidson Theater at 621 N. 3rd St. Its playbills included stars like Sarah Bernhardt, Al Jolson, Eddie Cantor, Irene Dunne, Boris Karloff and Fred Allen. Milwaukee's own Pat O'Brien played there, too, in James...
    • Remember When...E. Wells was called Oneida?

    • Remember When...E. Wells was called Oneida?

    • Wells Street (Milwaukee, Wis.); Oneida Street (Milwaukee, Wis.); Jefferson Street (Milwaukee, Wis.); City Hall (Milwaukee, Wis.); Public buildings -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; City halls -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee

    • "The city directory is Milwaukee's catalog," its ads used to proclaim, and certainly their listings are still a big help in pinpointing what's where in Milwaukee, especially in old photographs like this one. E. Wells St. was called Oneida St. when...
    • Remember When...the Safety building was going up?

    • Remember When...the Safety building was going up?

    • Safety Building (Milwaukee, Wis.); Public buildings -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Public buildings -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee County; Eighth Street (Milwaukee, Wis.); Ninth Street (Milwaukee, Wis.); State Street (Milwaukee, Wis.); Bentley Company...

    • The building originated in a movement for a new police station during the first decade of the century. After prize competition, the city selected Albert Randolph Ross as the architect. When the idea of a joint city-county building to house law...
    • Remember When...the School of Engineering was on Winnebago St.?

    • Remember When...the School of Engineering was on Winnebago St.?

    • Winnebago Street (Milwaukee, Wis.); Milwaukee School of Engineering -- Buildings; Engineering schools -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Universities and colleges -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Engineers -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee

    • Students came in all sizes to attend the School of Engineering of Milwaukee. All wore a sort of uniform back then - a three piece suit plus hat. This 1907 picture shows a group of engineers-to-be in front of the first home of the school, located...
    • Remember When...University School was on Hartford Ave.?

    • Remember When...University School was on Hartford Ave.?

    • Hartford Avenue (Milwaukee, Wis.); University School of Milwaukee (Milwaukee, Wis.); Milwaukee University School -- Buildings; University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee -- Buildings; Schools -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Engelmann Hall (Milwaukee, Wis.);...

    • Milwaukee University School was founded in 1851 as the Milwaukee Educational Association by wealthy German families who sought more comprehensive educational facilities than were then available to their children. Conducted in a rented building on...
    • Remember When...streetcars rolled down Wisconsin Ave.?

    • Remember When...streetcars rolled down Wisconsin Ave.?

    • Wisconsin Avenue (Milwaukee, Wis.); Central business districts -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Schroeder Hotel (Milwaukee, Wis.); Hampel's Book Store (Milwaukee, Wis.); United Coal and Dock Co. (Milwaukee, Wis.); Carpenter Building (Milwaukee, Wis.);...

    • In the early 1940s, buses supplied some transportation but streetcars still ruled Wisconsin Ave. The view looking east from N. 8th St. was different then. Most notable is the dominant height of the Schroeder Hotel, which was the tallest building...

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