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    • Remember When...the City Hall cornerstone was laid?

    • Remember When...the City Hall cornerstone was laid?

    • City Hall (Milwaukee, Wis.); Public buildings -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; City halls -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Municipal buildings -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Brown, Thomas H.; Mayors -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Crowds -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee

    • "With all the massive dignity, which makes granite the symbol of strength, the cornerstone of the new City Hall rests in its place of honor in the southeastern pier of that building." So read one newspaper account of the ceremony on Feb. 24,...
    • Remember When...the city clerk's office had a spittoon?

    • Remember When...the city clerk's office had a spittoon?

    • City Hall (Milwaukee, Wis.); Milwaukee (Wis.) City Clerk; Leuch, Peter F.; Public buildings -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; City halls -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Municipal buildings -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee

    • The city clerk's office is still located in City Hall but looks a bit different from this 1915 picture. Nearly everything in the room would be an antique hunter's delight now - from the lighting fixture to the strategically placed spittoon. Peter...
    • Remember When...The bell was addded to City Hall?

    • Remember When...The bell was addded to City Hall?

    • City Hall (Milwaukee, Wis.); City halls -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Public buildings -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Municipal buildings -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Bells -- History -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee

    • It was Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 26, 1896, and many Milwaukeeans spent the morning of their holiday watching the new bell being raised to the top of the new City Hall tower. One day earlier, a careful procession with the bell on a wagon wound its way...
    • Remember When...City Hall was towerless?

    • Remember When...City Hall was towerless?

    • City Hall (Milwaukee, Wis.); City halls -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Municipal buildings -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Public buildings -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Milwaukee (Wis.) -- Aerial photographs

    • Workers hadn’t yet completed the ornate tower and cupola on City Hall when a high-climbing photographer took his picture in 1895 from the roof of the since-demolished Pabst Building on E. Wisconsin Ave. Built between 1893 and 1896, City Hall,...
    • Remember When...the Municipal Court was in City Hall?

    • Remember When...the Municipal Court was in City Hall?

    • City Hall (Milwaukee, Wis.); Municipal Court (Milwaukee, Wis.); Public buildings -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Municipal courts -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Courts -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; City halls -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee

    • This classic looking courtroom was none other than the Milwaukee Municipal Court, located then in City Hall. The photo was taken in January, 1897, when the honorable Emil Walber was the judge. Milwaukee's Municipal Court was created in 1859. It...
    • Remember When...'city hall' was in a church?

    • 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...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...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...
    • Remember When...Traffic obeyed signals like these?

    • Remember When...Traffic obeyed signals like these?

    • Streets -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Traffic signs and signals -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee

    • The popularity of the automobile brought all kinds of new problems to the city's governing fathers, especially that of how to control the new horseless carriages and their operators. The city soon began experimenting with a variety of mechanical...
    • Remember When...the Pabst Building was Water Street's skyscraper?

    • Remember When...the Pabst Building was Water Street's skyscraper?

    • City Hall Square (Milwaukee, Wis.); Bergh, Henry, 1811-1888 -- Statues -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Fountains -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Pabst Building (Milwaukee, Wis.); Water Street (Milwaukee, Wis.); Horse-drawn vehicles; Street-railroads --...

    • At the turn of the century, the area to the south of City Hall was known as City Hall Square. The statue of Henry Bergh and his dog standing in the square was as well known as City Hall itself. Bergh founded the American Society for the...
    • Remember When...Division st. was home to the German market?

    • Remember When...Division st. was home to the German market?

    • Division Street (Milwaukee, Wis.); Juneau Avenue (Milwaukee, Wis.); Markets -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Streets -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Germans -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; German-Americans -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; City Market (Milwaukee, Wis.)

    • The East Division Street Market (on what is now E. Juneau av.) was "downtown" for Milwaukee's German population between about 1870 and 1920. Here, the German housewives could buy produce, eggs, Schmierkaes (soft cheese) and Spanferkel (suckling...
    • Remember When...this was the oldest building in Milwaukee?

    • Remember When...this was the oldest building in Milwaukee?

    • Water Street (Milwaukee, Wis.); Dousman, George D.; Main Express Co. (Milwaukee, Wis.); Storage and moving industry -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Warehouses -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Historic preservation -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee

    • This old warehouse at 117 N. Water St. was reputed, in 1950, to be the oldest structure in the city. And at one time or another, its owners had included some of Milwaukee's most prominent early settlers. The original patent of title was issued to...
    • Remember When...Cedar and Biddle Sts. finally met?

    • Remember When...Cedar and Biddle Sts. finally met?

    • Biddle Street (Milwaukee, Wis.); Cedar Street (Milwaukee, Wis.); Kilbourn Avenue (Milwaukee, Wis.); Milwaukee River (Milwaukee, Wis.); City Hall (Milwaukee, Wis.); Bridges -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Edward E. Gillen (Firm) (Milwaukee, Wis.)

    • A proposal that a bridge be built over the Milwaukee River to connect the east and west sides of the city just north of City Hall was made in 1900. But it wasn't until 1927 that construction began. Biddle St., east of the river, and Cedar St.,...
    • Remember When...long skirts dusted Wisconsin Ave.?

    • Remember When...long skirts dusted Wisconsin Ave.?

    • Wisconsin Avenue (Milwaukee, Wis.); Streets -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Fashion; Central business districts -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; G. M. Barrett (Firm); George M. Barrett (Firm)

    • The fashion of the day was long skirts, narrow waists and wide brimmed hats for the ladies when this picture was taken in about 1909. Even then, 5th and Wisconsin was a wind swept corner, where coattails blew and men chased hats down the street. ...
    • Remember When...Milwaukee acquired 'breathing spots'?

    • Remember When...Milwaukee acquired 'breathing spots'?

    • Washington Park (Milwaukee, Wis.); Parks -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Outdoor recreation -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee

    • If one would but visit "the stifling alleys of any great city" he would "appreciate that the task of providing a great town with beautiful parks is one of the most grateful in the world; but it also becomes a duty." That statement was made by...
    • Remember When...the big snow of '47 buried Milwaukee?

    • Remember When...the big snow of '47 buried Milwaukee?

    • Kilbourn Avenue (Milwaukee, Wis.); Snow -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Winter -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Weather -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Blizzards -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee

    • "We're going to have some nasty weather," warned weatherman Howard J. Thompson, on Wednesday, Jan. 29, 1947, and he didn't know how right he was! Less than 48 hours later, Milwaukee was buried under 18.1 inches of snow. The fall was so thick that...
    • Remember When...the dentist used 'Etherial Vapor'?

    • Remember When...the dentist used 'Etherial Vapor'?

    • State Street (Milwaukee, Wis.); Faries, Robert J.; Architecture, Domestic -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Concordia College -- Buildings; Dentists -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Dentistry -- History -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Astronomy -- Wisconsin --...

    • One of Milwaukee and Wisconsin's pioneer dentists was Dr. Robert J. Faries, who settled here in 1844. His first home was a two story frame dwelling on what is now the southwest corner of E. Wisconsin and N. Cass, but his next residence(in the...
    • Remember When...2nd and Wells was a secondhand center?

    • 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...2nd and Plankinton was a cobbled corner?

    • 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...

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