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    • Remember When...a mansion went unoccupied?

    • Remember When...a mansion went unoccupied?

    • Mansions -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Wisconsin Avenue (Milwaukee, Wis.); Grand Avenue (Milwaukee, Wis.); Architecture, Domestic -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Plankinton, Elizabeth; Knights of Columbus. Council no. 524 (Milwaukee, Wis.)

    • There are several stories as to why Elizabeth Plankinton chose never to live in this ornate mansion now occupied by the Knights of Columbus. The stone home was built around 1890 by her father, John, millionaire pioneer in the meat packing...
    • Remember When...the library celebrated its 75th birthday?

    • Remember When...the library celebrated its 75th birthday?

    • Milwaukee Public Library (Milwaukee, Wis.); Library buildings -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Milwaukee Public Library -- Anniversaries, etc.; Antross, Richard; Firtzlaff, Robert; Laux, Peter; Tenney, William; Ziemendorf, Robert; Horse-drawn vehicles;...

    • A living tableau depicting the past and present of the Milwaukee Public Library was presented in front of the Central Library on March 11, 1953, as part of the city's official observance of Library Day. Not visible in this picture but on hand to...
    • 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...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...people went to the Aurora?

    • Remember When...people went to the Aurora?

    • Aurora Theater (Milwaukee, Wis.); Third Street (Milwaukee, Wis.); Motion picture theaters -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Ladwig, Emil; Pavements, Brick -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee

    • The Aurora Theater was at 1222 (later 3002 N.) 3rd St. The utility pole on the left in this picture bore both a Chambers St. sign and an election notice. The street surface was paved with bricks. Painted on the right side of the theater building...
    • Remember When...billboards surrounded the Milwaukee public library?

    • Remember When...billboards surrounded the Milwaukee public library?

    • Milwaukee Public Library (Milwaukee, Wis.); Wisconsin Avenue (Milwaukee, Wis.); Public libraries -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Library buildings -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee

    • Scourge of beautification committees! When the Milwaukee public library and museum building went up during the mid 1890s, it was surrounded by nothing but commercial advertising. (Today art students are often brought in to do the fence...

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