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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...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...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...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 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...the Auditorium was new?

    • Remember When...the Auditorium was new?

    • Milwaukee Auditorium (Milwaukee, Wis.); Auditoriums -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Public buildings -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Arts facilities -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Centers for the performing arts -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Exhibition buildings --...

    • This photograph is from a 1912 flyer touting the virtues of the then three year old Milwaukee Auditorium. It describes the main hall as one that could be "cleared for exhibition purposes" with floor space of 225 feet long, 100 feet wide and 65...
    • 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...'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...a tornado hit State Fair Park?

    • Remember When...a tornado hit State Fair Park?

    • Wisconsin State Fair Park; Tornadoes -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Weather -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Roofs

    • It was the buildings, rather than the animals and exhibits displayed within them that attracted attention at State Fair Park on May 31, 1914. A tornado swept through the park on that Sunday afternoon and demolished a number of structures. After...
    • 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...the Wisconsin Theater offered visitors this view?

    • Remember When...the Wisconsin Theater offered visitors this view?

    • Wisconsin Theater (Milwaukee, Wis.); Motion picture theaters -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Wisconsin Avenue (Milwaukee, Wis.); Lobbies (Rooms); Staircases

    • Long before freeways arrived and before shopping malls were built outside the city, Milwaukee's downtown was the center of entertainment for the area. There were theaters, nightclubs, dance halls and taverns - and plenty of stores and shops where...
    • 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...sidewalk billboards advertised coming attractions?

    • Remember When...sidewalk billboards advertised coming attractions?

    • Crow's Nest (Milwaukee, Wis.); Tenth Street (Milwaukee, Wis.); Kilbourn Avenue (Milwaukee, Wis.); Theatrical posters, American; Bars (Drinking establishments) -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Advertising, outdoor -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee

    • The year, 1909, was a time of many theaters, beer halls and taprooms in the growing city of Milwaukee. The Alhambra, a favorite showplace, advertised on this billboard "a new play and specialities every week at cheap prices," just 20 cents for...

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