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    • Remember When...Milwaukee had a 'Newspaper Row'?

    • Remember When...Milwaukee had a 'Newspaper Row'?

    • Milwaukee Journal; Newspaper publishing -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Newspaper buildings -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Horse drawn vehicles; Mason Street (Milwaukee, Wis.); Broadway Street (Milwaukee, Wis.); Milwaukee Press Club; Streets -- Wisconsin --...

    • During the latter part of the 19th century this scene, looking west from what is now, E. Mason st. and N. Broadway, was part of what was known as " Milwaukee's Newspaper Row." On the corner was Adam Roth's Quiet House saloon. The third floor of...
    • Remember When...society entertained at the Deutscher Club?

    • Remember When...society entertained at the Deutscher Club?

    • Wisconsin Avenue (Milwaukee, Wis.); Deutscher Club (Milwaukee, Wis.); Wisconsin Club (Milwaukee, Wis.); Tenth Street (Milwaukee, Wis.); Clubhouses -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Mitchell, Alexander, 1817-1887; Architecture, Domestic -- Wisconsin --...

    • The magnificent Mitchell home at 183 9th St. (now 900 W. Wisconsin Ave.) has long been a center of Milwaukee social life. Mitchell, an early Milwaukee industrial and financial giant, built his original home on the site in 1848, the year Wisconsin...
    • Remember When...Mitchell Park opened a dance pavilion?

    • Remember When...Mitchell Park opened a dance pavilion?

    • Mitchell Park (Milwaukee, Wis.); Parks -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Dance halls -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Pavilions -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee

    • Mitchell Park, long famous for its gardens and, more recently, its three-domed conservatory, had other attractions, too. Pictured above is an open air dancing pavilion that opened in 1945. Mitchell was one of the first parks set up by the Park...
    • Remember When...Schuster's had a store on Vliet St.?

    • Remember When...Schuster's had a store on Vliet St.?

    • Edward Schuster and Company (Milwaukee, Wis.); Twelfth Street (Milwaukee, Wis.); Vliet Street (Milwaukee, Wis.); Department stores -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Milwaukee County (Wis.) -- Buildings; Automobiles

    • The department store that made Milwaukee famous by giving native speech the expression "I'm going by Schuster's," once had a store at N. 12th and W. Vliet St. That store had moved, in 1911, from the firm's first branch operation on 12th and...
    • Remember When...the Linhart Bakery had potted palms?

    • Remember When...the Linhart Bakery had potted palms?

    • Linhart Bakery and Confectionary (Milwaukee, Wis.); Linhart, Frank; Linhart, Hannah; Ambelang, Gertrude Linhart; Bartz, Martha Linhart; Konrad, Louisa Linhart; Bakers and bakeries -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Confectionery -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee;...

    • When this photograph was taken in 1918, the Linhart Bakery and Confectionary was decorated with potted palm trees that made it resemble the famous Schlitz Palm Gardens. The family-run business, near N. Green Bay Ave. and W. Ring St., was owned by...
    • Remember When...the Hilltoppers beat the Aggies?

    • Remember When...the Hilltoppers beat the Aggies?

    • Marquette University Hilltoppers (Football team); Marquette University -- Football; Football stadiums -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Football -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Crowds -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee

    • The Marquette University Hilltoppers beat a previously undefeated Kansas State team by a score of 14-0 on Nov. 6, 1926, in a homecoming game that was watched by a crowd of 18,000 - the largest that had ever attended a local collegiate game. The...
    • Remember When...Milwaukeeans shopped at the first Downtown 'mall'?

    • Remember When...Milwaukeeans shopped at the first Downtown 'mall'?

    • Plankinton Arcade (Milwaukee, Wis.); Arcades -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Shopping malls -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Grand Avenue (Milwaukee, Wis.); Shopping centers -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Plankinton, John; Retail trade -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee

    • Enclosed shopping malls have been a part of Milwaukee much longer than one might expect. The Plankinton Arcade, built in 1916, was designed for shoppers' convenience. A true arcade, it had arched, covered passageways with Gothic details between...
    • Remember When...the famous Milk Jug restaurant was on Blue Mound Rd.?

    • Remember When...the famous Milk Jug restaurant was on Blue Mound Rd.?

    • Golden Guernsey Dairy Co-operative; Blue Mound Road (Milwaukee, Wis.); Dairy barns -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Restaurants -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Dairying -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee

    • Golden Guernsey Dairy's unique "milk jug" was a Blue Mound Road attraction from the late 1930s to the early 1960s. The solidly utilitarian building in the foreground served as a restaurant. Its most popular offering, the "whiz sandwich" (grilled...
    • Remember When...the Eagles Club building was new?

    • Remember When...the Eagles Club building was new?

    • Eagles Club (Milwaukee, Wis.); Clubhouses -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Twenty-Fourth Street (Milwaukee, Wis.); Wisconsin Avenue (Milwaukee, Wis.); Central Park Athletic Club and Entertainment Center (Milwaukee, Wis.); Omnibus (Milwaukee, Wis.); Rave...

    • The Eagles Club building at 24th St. and Wisconsin Ave., now the Central Park Athletic Club and Entertainment Center, was built for $1.25 million in 1925. Designed by architect Russell Barr Williamson, this imposing steel and stone edifice for...
    • 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...hay was sold in Haymarket Square?

    • Remember When...hay was sold in Haymarket Square?

    • Fifth Street (Milwaukee, Wis.); Poplar Street (Milwaukee, Wis.); McKinley Street (Milwaukee, Wis.); Streets -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Haymarket Square (Milwaukee, Wis.); Markets -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee

    • In the days before the advent of the automobile, Haymarket Square was truly a hay market. Farmers from the surrounding counties brought wagon loads of hay to the square, located at N. 5th and W. Poplar (McKinley) sts., for the breweries, dairies...
    • Remember When...the "Magnificent Mile" opened?

    • Remember When...the "Magnificent Mile" opened?

    • Wisconsin Avenue (Milwaukee, Wis.); Streets -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Milwaukee (Wis.) -- Aerial photographs; Riverside Theater (Milwaukee, Wis.); Theaters -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Central business districts -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Crowds --...

    • Summer, 1951, witnessed another leap forward in downtown Milwaukee when the improvement of Wisconsin Ave. from N. Jackson to N. 11th was completed. The street was touted as Milwaukee's showcase and billed as the "Magnificent Mile." The...
    • 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...

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