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    • 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...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...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...a clock tower crowned the Pabst Building?

    • Remember When...a clock tower crowned the Pabst Building?

    • Pabst Building (Milwaukee, Wis.); 110 E. Wisconsin Building (Milwaukee, Wis.); Wisconsin Avenue (Milwaukee, Wis.); Water Street (Milwaukee, Wis.); Clocks and watches -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Buildings -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Office buildings...

    • Familiar to Milwaukeean today as the 110 E. Wisconsin Building, the Pabst Building on the northwest corner of E. Wisconsin Ave. and N. Water St., was built in 1892 and capped by a graceful tower and gables. It claimed the title of Milwaukee's...
    • Remember When...the Wells Building was new?

    • Remember When...the Wells Building was new?

    • Wells Building (Milwaukee, Wis.); Wisconsin Avenue (Milwaukee, Wis.); Milwaukee Street (Milwaukee, Wis.); Office buildings -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Wells, Daniel, 1808-1902

    • In 1901 when Daniel Wells Jr. erected the Wells Building at 324 E. Wisconsin Ave., he recalled hunting quail at this location. The building was originally 15 stories high, but two or more stories were added in 1905. Wells looked upon the building...
    • Remember When...Woolworth's building was Matthews Bros.?

    • Remember When...Woolworth's building was Matthews Bros.?

    • Third Street (Milwaukee, Wis.); Wisconsin Avenue (Milwaukee, Wis.); Matthews Bros. Building (Milwaukee, Wis.); Woolworth Building (Milwaukee, Wis.); Commercial buildings -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; James Morgan & Co. (Milwaukee, Wis.)

    • Traffic is detouring around the building at N. 3rd St. and Wisconsin Ave. which for so many years was the downtown home of Woolworth's. This is how the site looked at the turn of the century. The Matthews Bros. Building was the only building on...
    • Remember When...the Post Office looked like this?

    • Remember When...the Post Office looked like this?

    • Wisconsin Avenue (Milwaukee, Wis.); Milwaukee Street (Milwaukee, Wis.); Post office buildings -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Public buildings -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; United States. Post Office.

    • The corner of Wisconsin Avenue and Milwaukee Street was the site of the Post Office in the late 1800s. This building at 324 E. Wisconsin Ave. was the first government-erected building to house the post office and federal courts. Daniel Wells, a...
    • Remember When...The school building at 8th and Michigan was brand new?

    • Remember When...The school building at 8th and Michigan was brand new?

    • Eighth Street (Milwaukee, Wis.); Michigan Street (Milwaukee, Wis.); Fourth Ward School (Milwaukee, Wis.); Plankinton School (Milwaukee, Wis.); Fourth District School (Milwaukee, Wis.); Eighth Street School (Milwaukee, Wis.); North Division Downtown...

    • There were wooden sidewalks, hitching posts and gas lights at 8th and Michigan Streets when this building, now the oldest building in use in the Milwaukee Public School System, was built in 1884. A school has occupied the site ever since the...
    • Remember When...Milwaukee's Exposition Building burned?

    • Remember When...Milwaukee's Exposition Building burned?

    • Fifth Street (Milwaukee, Wis.); Kilbourn Avenue (Milwaukee, Wis.); Sixth Street (Milwaukee, Wis.); State Street (Milwaukee, Wis.); Fires -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Exposition Building (Milwaukee, Wis.) -- Fires, 1905; Exhibition buildings --...

    • The Nord Amerikanischer Skat Congress had just ended at the Exposition Building late in the afternoon of June 4, 1905. Nearly 2,000 of the players had concluded their game and left; some 600 others were still playing. According to The Milwaukee...
    • 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 Exposition Building burned?

    • Remember When...the Exposition Building burned?

    • Exposition Building (Milwaukee, Wis.) -- Fires, 1905; Exhibition buildings -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Fires -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Kilbourn Avenue (Milwaukee, Wis.)

    • The Nord Amerikanischer Skat Congress had just ended at the Milwaukee Exposition building late in the afternoon of June 4, 1905. Nearly 2,000 players had concluded their games and left. Some 600 others were still playing. According to The...
    • Remember When...the Empire Building had three floors?

    • Remember When...the Empire Building had three floors?

    • Empire Building (Milwaukee, Wis.); Empire Café (Milwaukee, Wis.); Plankinton Avenue (Milwaukee, Wis.); Wisconsin Avenue (Milwaukee, Wis.); Browning Building (Milwaukee, Wis.); Central business districts -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Advertising --...

    • The old Empire Building was built around 1898 on the northeast corner of N. Plankinton and W. Wisconsin Aves. When this photograph was taken, the Empire Café was on the ground floor; second floor tenants included a sign painter and attorneys...
    • Remember When...the Tannhaeuser Building was a downtown landmark?

    • Remember When...the Tannhaeuser Building was a downtown landmark?

    • Third Street (Milwaukee, Wis.); Kilbourn Avenue (Milwaukee, Wis.); Charles Tannhaeuser Building (Milwaukee, Wis.); Hotel Gilpatrick (Milwaukee, Wis.); Busy Bee Clothing Co. (Milwaukee, Wis.); Tannhaeuser & Gumm (Milwaukee, Wis.); Hotels --...

    • The three story Charles Tannhaeuser Building stood on the southwest corner of 3rd and Kilbourn from 1888 until 1933. Erected by Dudley Tannhaeuser, the north portion of the building met its fate two generations later, in 1928, when Kilbourn Ave....
    • Remember When...this building housed St. Mary's hospital?

    • Remember When...this building housed St. Mary's hospital?

    • St. Mary's Hospital (Milwaukee, Wis.); Hospitals -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Water towers -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Lake Drive (Milwaukee, Wis.); Towers -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee

    • St. Mary's hospital, 2320 N. Lake dr., was recently honored as the oldest public hospital in the state of Wisconsin. The institution was established in 1848, the same year that Wisconsin became a state, by the Sisters of Charity and named St....
    • Remember When...the library was built?

    • Remember When...the library was built?

    • Eighth Street (Milwaukee, Wis.); Grand Avenue (Milwaukee, Wis.); Wisconsin Avenue (Milwaukee, Wis.); Milwaukee Public Library; Library buildings -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Public libraries -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Advertising, Outdoor --...

    • National Library Week, celebrated this year April 18-24, hadn't yet been instituted when the Central Library building was under construction in 1896. The site at 8th St. and Grand Ave. had been called "Mozart's Grove" because of the concerts held...
    • Remember When...this building served as the South Side Library?

    • Remember When...this building served as the South Side Library?

    • Madison Street (Milwaukee, Wis.); Milwaukee Public Library. South Side Library; Libraries -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Library buildings -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Public libraries -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Automobiles; Inner City Development...

    • This substantial building at 931 W. Madison St. was the South Side Library from 1910 until 1966, when the new Forest Home Library opened at 1432 W. Forest Home Ave. Known variously as the South Division Library, the South Side Library and the...
    • Remember When...the library was at 4th and Grand?

    • Remember When...the library was at 4th and Grand?

    • Plankinton Building (Milwaukee, Wis.); Espenhaim Building (Milwaukee, Wis.); Fourth Street (Milwaukee, Wis.); Grand Avenue (Milwaukee, Wis.); Wisconsin Avenue (Milwaukee, Wis.); Library Block (Milwaukee, Wis.); Milwaukee Public Library (Milwaukee,...

    • For the 18 years between 1880 and 1898, Milwaukeeans went to the second floor of this building, variously known as Library block, the Plankinton building or the Espenhain building, to enjoy the city's public library. The library was established in...
    • Remember When...the courthouse was a brand-new building?

    • Remember When...the courthouse was a brand-new building?

    • Kilbourn Avenue (Milwaukee, Wis.); Ninth Street (Milwaukee, Wis.); Wells Street (Milwaukee, Wis.); Essex Apartments (Milwaukee, Wis.); Hampton Court Apartments (Milwaukee, Wis.); Dugout Tavern (Milwaukee, Wis.); Milwaukee County Courthouse; Public...

    • The Milwaukee County Courthouse had been located at E. Kilbourn Ave. and Jefferson St. until the present-day structure, Milwaukee's third courthouse building, was built between 1929 and 1931 at 9th St. and Kilbourn Ave. The new building, the last...
    • 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...horses parked next to City Hall?

    • Remember When...horses parked next to City Hall?

    • City Hall (Milwaukee, Wis.); Hotel Blatz (Milwaukee, Wis.); Water Street (Milwaukee, Wis.); City halls -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Public buildings -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Municipal buildings -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee

    • Downtowners will recognize the building on the left as City Hall. If it weren't for the horse and buggies on the right, one might think this a new photo and that the pedestrian walkway a leftover from the recent building cleaning there. But this...

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