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    • Remember When...6th and Wisconsin looked like this?

    • Remember When...6th and Wisconsin looked like this?

    • Sixth Street (Milwaukee, Wis.); Wisconsin Avenue (Milwaukee, Wis.); Streets -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Palace Theater (Milwaukee, Wis.); Strand Theater (Milwaukee, Wis.); Police -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Theaters -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Boston...

    • One of Milwaukee's present landmarks, the Schroeder hotel, had not yet been built when this picture was taken in 1922. The hotel didn't make the city directory until 1927. The Wisconsin theater (note the vacant lot on the left) materialized two...
    • Remember When...W. Wisconsin Ave. was Grand Ave.?

    • Remember When...W. Wisconsin Ave. was Grand Ave.?

    • Wisconsin Avenue (Milwaukee, Wis.); Grand Avenue (Milwaukee, Wis.); Milwaukee Public Library (Milwaukee, Wis.) -- Buildings; Central business districts -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Street lighting -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee

    • If it wasn't for the roof line of the Central Library in the background, it would be hard to know just what street the photographer was on when he snapped this picture back around 1916. The crew working on the street light in the 700 block of...
    • Remember When...Gordon Park featured river swimming meets?

    • Remember When...Gordon Park featured river swimming meets?

    • Gordon Park (Milwaukee, Wis.); Parks -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Outdoor recreation -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Swimming -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Bathhouses -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Crowds -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee

    • The temperature was a warm 96 degrees when the first all-city swimming meet of the season was held at Gordon Park on Sunday, July 17, 1921. The crowds gathered to view the river events from along the bridge and bathhouse, and even in canoes. ...
    • Remember When...Wisconsin av. had cedar wood blocks?

    • Remember When...Wisconsin av. had cedar wood blocks?

    • Milwaukee Street (Milwaukee, Wis.); Wisconsin Avenue (Milwaukee, Wis.); Streets -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Public buildings -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Street-railroads -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Police communication systems -- Wisconsin --...

    • Ladies stepped carefully when crossing streets intersecting Wisconsin av. to avoid twisting their ankles. Eight inch cedar wood blocks, on a two inch wood plank base, had replaced six inch blocks in 1890. These, in turn, were replaced with two...
    • 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...ladies took gents for a carriage ride?

    • Remember When...ladies took gents for a carriage ride?

    • Twelfth Street (Milwaukee, Wis.); Lemke, Albert; Lemke, Ellen; Lemke, Rose; Brown, Ellen; Brown, Will; Horse-drawn vehicles

    • Being all dressed up was enough of a reason for the Lemke sisters to have their picture taken - with their favorite horse, Prince - as they readied for a ride back in the 1890s. The house in the background (note the wooden sidewalk) was the Albert...
    • Remember When...27th and Wisconsin was 'out in the country'?

    • Remember When...27th and Wisconsin was 'out in the country'?

    • Grand Avenue (Milwaukee, Wis.); Wisconsin Avenue (Milwaukee, Wis.); Twenty-seventh Street (Milwaukee, Wis.); Streets -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Police communication systems -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee

    • Things sure were different then as far as traffic was concerned. Pedestrians were more in danger of being bumped by a bicycle or horse than an automobile. This picture from the local history room of the public library was taken in 1914 when W....
    • 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...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...'Remember when' began?

    • Remember When...'Remember when' began?

    • Courthouses -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Public buildings -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Cathedral Square (Milwaukee, Wis.); Milwaukee County Courthouse.

    • The promotional advertisement that ran in The Milwaukee Journal on Nov. 12, 1963 - the day before the first appearance of the Green Sheet's "Remember when" feature, which pictured (above) the old Milwaukee courthouse - suggested that the series...
    • Remember When...cigars were manufactured in Bay View?

    • Remember When...cigars were manufactured in Bay View?

    • Vierheilig, A. E.; Potter Avenue (Milwaukee, Wis.); Architecture, Domestic -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Bay View (Milwaukee, Wis.); Horse-drawn vehicles; Vierheilig, Edward; Vierheilig, John; Vierheilig, Henriette; Clatworthy, Henriette; Cigar...

    • This photograph shows the cigar factory and home of Mr. and Mrs. A.E. Verheilig in about 1897. The home and factory included the numbers 574, 576 and 578 Potter Ave. (now the 700 block of E. Potter Ave.) in the Bay View area. These buildings were...
    • Remember When...64th St. and Mill Rd. was farmland?

    • Remember When...64th St. and Mill Rd. was farmland?

    • Sixty-fourth Street (Milwaukee, Wis.); Mill Road (Milwaukee, Wis.); Granville (Wis.); Architecture, Domestic -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Schmidt, John; Schmidt, Lizzie; Schmidt, Arthur; Schmidt, George

    • At the turn of the century, John Schmidt and his wife (both seated) owned land in what was then Granville…now a part of the city of Milwaukee. They posed for this picture of their home with their sons George (left) and Arthur, and the family...
    • Remember When...Burghardt's was a book store?

    • Remember When...Burghardt's was a book store?

    • Burghardt, Charles A.; Burghardt Sporting Goods (Milwaukee, Wis.); C. A. Burghardt Books and Stationery; Water Street (Milwaukee, Wis.); Bookstores -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee

    • The Burghardt Sporting Goods company got its start in business as a bookstore more than 100 years ago. Milwaukee in the 1880s was very German in influence, and German newspapers and books were sold along with books and magazines in English. This...
    • Remember When...The Lakeside Power Plant was a utility pioneer?

    • Remember When...The Lakeside Power Plant was a utility pioneer?

    • Wisconsin Electric Power Company; Lake Drive (St. Francis, Wis.); Wisconsin Electric Power Co. Lakeside Power Plant (St. Francis, Wis.); Power plants -- Wisconsin -- St. Francis

    • A 62-year-old "employe" of the Wisconsin Electric Power Co. will be retired this fall when the Lakeside Power Plant in St. Francis shuts down for good. But there will be a retirement party first, in the form of an open house Sunday, June 26, at...
    • Remember When...St. Hyacinth's Church was 'on the prairie?'

    • Remember When...St. Hyacinth's Church was 'on the prairie?'

    • St. Hyacinth's Church (Milwaukee, Wis.); Becher Street (Milwaukee, Wis.); Church buildings -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Catholic Church buildings -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee

    • St. Hyacinth's Church, 1414 W. Becher St., is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year. The Milwaukee Sentinel account of the first service April 1, 1883 at the newly built church describes it as "surrounded to a great extent by the open...
    • Remember When...Van Ells Drug Store was in business?

    • Remember When...Van Ells Drug Store was in business?

    • Van Ells, Henry M.; Van Ells Drug Co. (Milwaukee, Wis.); Fond du Lac Avenue (Milwaukee, Wis.); Drugstores -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Family Dental Center (Milwaukee, Wis.)

    • Henry M. Van Ells started his career as a pharmacist at the Hassinger and Van Ells Drug Store on Forest Home Ave. in 1892. Later that decade, he moved to Mitchell St., and from there to National Ave. in 1902. In 1904, Van Ells established his...
    • Remember When...the Milwaukee transit company operated service stations?

    • Remember When...the Milwaukee transit company operated service stations?

    • Badger Auto Service (Milwaukee, Wis.); Milwaukee Electric Railway and Light Company; Service stations -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Gasoline pumps; Water towers; Fond du Lac Avenue (Milwaukee, Wis.)

    • Badger Auto Service was formed in the 1920s by the Milwaukee Electric Railway & Light Co. to service and compete with the new mode of transportation - the car. Among other enterprises, Badger operated taxi service in some of the smaller towns near...
    • Remember When...Milwaukee was stopped cold by the blizzard of '47?

    • Remember When...Milwaukee was stopped cold by the blizzard of '47?

    • Blizzards -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Winter -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Snow -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Weather -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Twenty-Seventh Street (Milwaukee, Wis.); Brown Street (Milwaukee, Wis.); Electric railroads -- Cars --...

    • The blizzard of Jan. 29-30, 1947, probably was the most memorable ever to hit Milwaukee. Fighting it proved almost impossible, so the city mainly just waited it out. People soon demonstrated their resourcefulness and flexibility, sleeping on...
    • Remember When...Upper 3rd St. was a thriving shopping area?

    • Remember When...Upper 3rd St. was a thriving shopping area?

    • Shopping districts -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Third Street (Milwaukee, Wis.); Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive (Milwaukee, Wis.); Bitker family; Bitker, Pierce; Bitker, Thelma; Clothing trade -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Stores, Retail -- Wisconsin...

    • For many years, one of Milwaukee's busiest shopping areas ran along N. 3rd St. for several blocks on either side of North Ave. Stores like Rosenberg's, Grants and Schusters could be found there. After World War II, Mayor John Bohn urged that...
    • Remember When...the Sherman Pharmacy served north Milwaukee?

    • Remember When...the Sherman Pharmacy served north Milwaukee?

    • Sherman, Nathan; Sherman, David; Sherman Pharmacy (Milwaukee, Wis.); Drugstores -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Candy; Soda fountains

    • Nathan Sherman and his son David pose next to three bushels of bulk candy in this photo of the Sherman Pharmacy at 35th St. and Villard Ave. The photo was taken in 1927. An old-fashioned marble-topped soda fountain and booths behind the Shermans...

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