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    • 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...the Pfister home was on Jefferson?

    • Remember When...the Pfister home was on Jefferson?

    • Jefferson Street (Milwaukee, Wis.); Pfister, Guido; Pfister Hotel (Milwaukee, Wis.); Architecture, Domestic -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee

    • This was the residence of Guido Pfister, at 429 Jefferson, between E. Wisconsin Ave. and E. Mason St. Pfister, pioneer leather manufacturer, came to Milwaukee in 1847, when he was 29 years old, and almost immediately established himself in the...
    • Remember When...men's clothing was tailor-made?

    • Remember When...men's clothing was tailor-made?

    • Garens Clothing Co. (Milwaukee, Wis.); Clothing trade -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Tailors -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Garens, George; Garens, George E.; Garens, William; Suits (Clothing); Men's clothing

    • Garens' Clothing Co., located in the 2800 block of W. North Ave. for nearly 50 years, sold "gentlemen's furnishings." George Garens began by riding the streetcar to his customers' homes for their fittings. Then, in 1903, the tailor opened a store...
    • Remember When...Kupper Jewelers opened its doors?

    • Remember When...Kupper Jewelers opened its doors?

    • Kupper, Herman; Kupper Jewelers (Milwaukee, Wis.); Clocks and watches -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Tower clocks -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Jewelry stores -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Muskego Avenue (Milwaukee, Wis.)

    • Herman Kupper, shown here outside the first store he opened in 1909 in the 1700 block of Muskego Ave., came to Milwaukee from Russia in 1898 and worked as a watchmaker for a jeweler on the South Side before striking out on his own. The store...
    • Remember When...the automobile first meant business?

    • Remember When...the automobile first meant business?

    • Grand Avenue (Milwaukee, Wis.); Wisconsin Avenue (Milwaukee, Wis.); Jewelry stores -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Central business districts -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Dorsen's (Milwaukee, Wis.); Archie Tegtmeyer Inc. (Milwaukee, Wis.)

    • "The Home of Cook's Auto Mist" cleaner ("rub on, rub off") in 1916 was above Archie Tegtmeyer's jewelry store at 401 Grand Ave. (later W. Wisconsin Ave.), which was itself "the home of the leading jewelry." There were a number of different types...
    • Remember When...their business was sign hanging?

    • Remember When...their business was sign hanging?

    • Laacke, Richard T.; Peterson, John -- Family; Peterson Family; Florida Street (Milwaukee, Wis.); R. Laacke Co. (Milwaukee, Wis.); Laacke and Joys (Milwaukee, Wis.); Joys Brothers Co. (Milwaukee, Wis.)

    • This photo was taken in 1897, the year 18 year old Richard Laacke went into business for himself as a steeplejack, sign hanger and awning manufacturer. He is shown standing in the center of the John Peterson family. Peterson helped hang signs and...
    • Remember When...the carriage trade was big business?

    • Remember When...the carriage trade was big business?

    • G. W. Ogden and Co. (Milwaukee, Wis.); Ogden Company (Milwaukee, Wis.); Spring Street (Milwaukee, Wis.); Wisconsin Avenue (Milwaukee, Wis.); Third Street (Milwaukee, Wis.); Carriage industry -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Carriage and wagon making --...

    • John Ogden built his carriage factory in the growing city of Milwaukee in 1849 - his first location being on the corner of Spring and Third (N. 3rd St. and W. Wisconsin Ave.). The business prospered and passed through the family. The sign in the...
    • Remember When...cigars cost a nickel?

    • Remember When...cigars cost a nickel?

    • Toman, Charles J.; Charles J. Toman Cigars Tobacco; Chestnut Street (Milwaukee, Wis.); Juneau Avenue (Milwaukee, Wis.); Paradise Alley (Milwaukee, Wis.); Tomah Street (Milwaukee, Wis.); Cigar industry -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Milwaukee County...

    • A "home-made, Havana cigar," as this store window advertised, was only 5 cents at the turn of the century. Cigar manufacturing was big business in Milwaukee for many years. Charles J. Toman (center) owned a cigar store on Chestnut St. (now W....
    • Remember When...Droegkamp's sold pots and pans?

    • Remember When...Droegkamp's sold pots and pans?

    • John Droegkamp Co. (Milwaukee, Wis.); Droegkamp Furnace Co. (Pewaukee, Wis.); Fond du Lac Avenue (Milwaukee, Wis.); Hardware stores -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Stores, Retail -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee

    • Droegkamp is a well-established name in Milwaukee's heating and cooling business. But the family company got its start more than 100 years ago when Mathilda Droegkamp purchased $27.90 worth of pots and pans and began selling them to her...
    • Remember When...Espenhain's department store closed?

    • Remember When...Espenhain's department store closed?

    • Fourth Street (Milwaukee, Wis.); Wisconsin Avenue (Milwaukee, Wis.); Espenhain Dry Goods Co.; Clothing trade -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee

    • The signs on Espenhain's proclaimed, "Going Out of Business Sale," "Espenhain's Quits Business," "Everything Must Go - the End Is Here." The reasons for such an ominous fate were told succinctly in one other sign - "Old Man Depression Has Us...
    • 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...downtown plans were first futuristic?

    • Remember When...downtown plans were first futuristic?

    • Wisconsin Avenue (Milwaukee, Wis.); Central business districts -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Streets -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Automobiles

    • The year 1929 may have been the "crash" one, but it looked for all the world like business as usual in downtown Milwaukee, looking east on Wisconsin Ave. from N. 3rd St. From the looks of the cars lined up here bumper to bumper, transportation...
    • Remember When...Steinmeyer's was a household word?

    • Remember When...Steinmeyer's was a household word?

    • William Steinmeyer Co. (Milwaukee, Wis.); Third Street (Milwaukee, Wis.); Highland Avenue (Milwaukee, Wis.); Horse-drawn vehicles; Grocery trade -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee

    • The William Steinmeyer Co. was established in 1865 as a wholesale and retail grocery. Twenty-eight years later, the business moved from the southeast corner of N. 4th St. and W. Juneau Ave. to this five story building on the corner of N. 3rd St....
    • Remember When...grocery stores sold oil lamps?

    • Remember When...grocery stores sold oil lamps?

    • Franklin Place (Milwaukee, Wis.); Baumann, Herman F.; Baumann, George; Grocery trade -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Sales personnel -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Herman F. Baumann, Grocer (Milwaukee, Wis.)

    • A modern grocery store in 1910 - that's how George H. Baumann of Wauwatosa describes this picture of his father's business establishment on Milwaukee's East Side, 856 Franklin Pl. (later 1708 N. Franklin Pl.). This photo shows proprietor Herman F....
    • Remember When...the Plankinton Arcade was remodeled?

    • Remember When...the Plankinton Arcade was remodeled?

    • Plankinton Building (Milwaukee, Wis.); Plankinton Arcade (Milwaukee, Wis.); John Plankinton Mall (Milwaukee, Wis.); Shopping malls -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Arcades -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Grand Avenue (Milwaukee, Wis.)

    • The signs of rebuilding were all there - barricades, ladders, sawhorses - and only the skylight, lamps and mezzanine give a clue as to where this picture was taken. Sharp eyed Downtowners will recognize it as the west end of the Plankinton Arcade...
    • Remember When...a brewer's mansion was on Galena St.?

    • 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...the family business was home, too?

    • Remember When...the family business was home, too?

    • Reinhardt Bakery (Milwaukee, Wis.); Reinhardt, Charles; Reinhardt, William; Reinhardt, Norma; Reinhardt, Clara; Reinhardt, Marie; Reinhardt, Amalia; Architecture, Domestic -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Eighth Street (Milwaukee, Wis.); Bakers and...

    • As was often the case, a family business - here the Reinhardt family bakery - was on the first floor of the family residence. The Reinhardts lived in back and rented out the upstairs. The bakery was operated by Charles Reinhardt (in bakers apron...
    • Remember When...Becker Post yard was on Hampton Ave.?

    • Remember When...Becker Post yard was on Hampton Ave.?

    • Teutonia Avenue (Milwaukee, Wis.); Hampton Avenue (Milwaukee, Wis.); Wood products -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; William M. Becker Poles and Posts (Milwaukee, Wis.); Becker Post and Lumber Co. (Milwaukee, Wis.); Architecture, Domestic -- Wisconsin --...

    • The Becker family farmed in the vicinity of Teutonia and Hampton Aves. before the 1900s, then operated a saloon at 4794 N Teutonia Ave. Prohibition closed that business, but the family opened a post yard at the same location, where this picture...
    • Remember When...the Glass Block stood on Grand Ave.?

    • Remember When...the Glass Block stood on Grand Ave.?

    • Grand Avenue (Milwaukee, Wis.); Wisconsin Avenue (Milwaukee, Wis.); Central business districts -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Glass Block (Milwaukee, Wis.); Commercial buildings -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Browning King & Co. (Milwaukee, Wis.)

    • In the 1920s, Grand Ave. (now Wisconsin Ave.) looked like this west of the Milwaukee River bridge. On the south side of the avenue, the Gimbels building towered over its neighbors, while the Glass Block was across the street to the north. One of...

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