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    • 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...cobblestones paved Plankinton Ave.?

    • Remember When...cobblestones paved Plankinton Ave.?

    • Plankinton Avenue (Milwaukee, Wis.); Water Street (Milwaukee, Wis.); Horse-drawn vehicles; Gimbel Brothers; Milwaukee Electric Railway and Light Company; Pavements -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Gayety Theater (Milwaukee, Wis.)

    • Plankinton Ave. was still called West Water St. when this photograph was taken about 1910 looking north toward Grand Ave., now Wisconsin Ave. Horse-drawn carriages and wagons were still the primary means of transportation and delivery, but the...
    • Remember When...the Grand Avenue really was Grand Ave.?

    • Remember When...the Grand Avenue really was Grand Ave.?

    • Spring Street (Milwaukee, Wis.); Grand Avenue (Milwaukee, Wis.); Wisconsin Avenue (Milwaukee, Wis.); Central business districts -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Electric railroads -- Cars -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Pedestrians; Browning King and Co....

    • On Dec. 18, 1876 the Common Council voted to change the name of Spring St. to Grand Ave. There had been some discussion for several weeks prior to the vote, but in the end the ayes won out 18-2, and the once sleepy street from the Milwaukee River...
    • Remember When...The intersection of Fond du Lac Ave. and Walnut St. looked like this?

    • Remember When...The intersection of Fond du Lac Ave. and Walnut St. looked like this?

    • Fond du Lac Avenue (Milwaukee, Wis.); Walnut Street (Milwaukee, Wis.); Zautcke Brothers Saloon (Milwaukee, Wis.); Bars (Drinking establishments) -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Electric railroads -- Cars -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Horse-drawn vehicles

    • Although it was not one of Milwaukee's glamor spots, the intersection of Fond du Lac Ave. and Walnut St. formed the hub of what was a typical workers' neighborhood in the early part of this century. The streetcar on the left is traveling west on...
    • Remember When...men, horses and steam built railroads?

    • Remember When...men, horses and steam built railroads?

    • Mill Road (Milwaukee, Wis.); Sixty-Fourth Street (Milwaukee, Wis.); Chicago and North Western Railway Company; Railroads -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Horse-drawn vehicles

    • This picture, taken in 1910, shows a railroad bed being prepared in the then-rural area south of present-day Mill Rd. and 64th St. Crews from the Chicago & North Western Railroad built a right-of-way using steam power, horse power and lots of...
    • Remember When...the Union Depot was in the heart of town?

    • Remember When...the Union Depot was in the heart of town?

    • Union Depot (Milwaukee, Wis.); Reed Street (Milwaukee, Wis.); Second Street (Milwaukee, Wis.); Streets -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Railroad stations -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Horse-drawn vehicles

    • The old Union Depot was built in 1866 at the foot of Reed St. ( S. 2nd) and was Milwaukee's principal railroad "port of entry." H. Russell Austin, in "The Milwaukee Story," described the area: "The street in the front of it (depot) was crowded at...
    • Remember When...another circus parade dazzled downtown?

    • Remember When...another circus parade dazzled downtown?

    • Barnum and Bailey; Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Combined Shows; Parades -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Third Street (Milwaukee, Wis.); Wisconsin Avenue (Milwaukee, Wis.); Horse-drawn vehicles; James Morgan Dry Goods

    • The last horse drawn wagon of Barnum's circus parade is just visible at the lower left, crossing 3rd St. and Grand Ave., now 3rd and Wisconsin, in front of James Morgan's Dry Goods House, whose sign advertises another location on E. Water St. And,...
    • Remember When...fancy horses pulled hearses?

    • Remember When...fancy horses pulled hearses?

    • Chestnut Street (Milwaukee, Wis.); Juneau Avenue (Milwaukee, Wis.); Streets -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Undertakers and undertaking -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Stables -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Horse-drawn vehicles; Arthur Gerber and Son; Best and...

    • The three structures at 347 Chestnut St. (now Juneau Ave.) encased in the pale icy winter of the early 1900s belonged to Arthur Gerber & Son, undertakers and embalmers, and A.J. Best, who owned and cared for the horses and hearses which brought the...
    • Remember When...travelers stayed at the Kirby House?

    • Remember When...travelers stayed at the Kirby House?

    • Kirby House (Milwaukee, Wis.); Mason Street (Milwaukee, Wis.); Water Street (Milwaukee, Wis.); Hotels -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Kirby, Abner; Horse-drawn vehicles

    • One of the old pioneer hotels in Milwaukee, the Kirby House, was built in 1844 and stood on the corner of East Mason and North Water Sts. First intended as a boarding house for arriving immigrants and called the City Hotel, it was renamed under a...
    • Remember When...the German Market flourished in Milwaukee?

    • Remember When...the German Market flourished in Milwaukee?

    • Water Street (Milwaukee, Wis.); Juneau Avenue (Milwaukee, Wis.); Markets -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Gruner Markt (Milwaukee, Wis.); Germans -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; German-Americans -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Division Street (Milwaukee, Wis.);...

    • Customers got more than just fresh produce and dairy products at "der Gruner Markt," located on the corner of E. Water and Division St. (now known as N. Market St. and E. Juneau Ave.). The market was a clearinghouse for both table food and...
    • Remember When...downtown streets weren't so busy?

    • Remember When...downtown streets weren't so busy?

    • Broadway Street (Milwaukee, Wis.); Wisconsin Avenue (Milwaukee, Wis.); Miller Building (Milwaukee, Wis.); Spencerian Business College (Milwaukee, Wis.); Horse-drawn vehicles; Traffic signs and signals -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Buildings --...

    • Although the Model T had been on the market for over a decade, this downtown intersection scene from 1925 shows that Milwaukee streets were not yet automobile oriented. A horse drawn truck delivered goods for the Milwaukee Linen Supply Co. (whose...
    • Remember When...Water St. had something for everyone?

    • Remember When...Water St. had something for everyone?

    • Water Street (Milwaukee, Wis.); Cedar Street (Milwaukee, Wis.); Kilbourn Avenue (Milwaukee, Wis.); Herman Toser Co. (Milwaukee, Wis.); C. N. Caspar Co. (Milwaukee, Wis.); Reinhard's Buffet (Milwaukee, Wis.); Quin's Athletic Goods (Milwaukee,...

    • A close look at this late 1800s picture of the intersection of E. Water and Cedar Sts. (later N. Water and W. Kilbourn) enables you to pick out some interesting details. The Herman Toser Co., a wholesaler of wines and liquors, was located at 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...Farwell Ave. was made of dirt?

    • Remember When...Farwell Ave. was made of dirt?

    • Farwell Avenue (Milwaukee, Wis.); Albion Street (Milwaukee, Wis.); Weise, Paul, Mrs.; Paul Weise Furniture Company (Milwaukee, Wis.); Furniture industry and trade -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Horse-drawn vehicles; P. Weise, Upholsterer (Milwaukee,...

    • The now familiar overhanging sign wasn't there, but Paul Weise's furniture company was in the very same spot, on the northeast corner of Farwell Ave. and Albion St. This was his brand new upholstery shop in 1886, with streets more dirt than gravel...
    • 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...commission row was Milwaukee's marketplace?

    • Remember When...commission row was Milwaukee's marketplace?

    • Broadway Street (Milwaukee, Wis.); Streets -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Horse-drawn vehicles; Markets -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee

    • Come spring, commission row on N. Broadway may be only a memory since relocation is necessitated by improvement of the street and by the east-west expressway. Already a memory are the horses and wagons that lined up to deliver or carry off tons of...
    • Remember When...the Grand Avenue bridge was only one wagon wide?

    • Remember When...the Grand Avenue bridge was only one wagon wide?

    • Bridges -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Wisconsin Avenue (Milwaukee, Wis.); Water Street (Milwaukee, Wis.); Horse-drawn vehicles; Streets -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Grand Avenue Bridge (Milwaukee, Wisconsin)

    • The wooden swing bridge at Wisconsin-Grand Avs. looked like this (from the east) in the late 1870's. A new iron swing bridge, fabricated in the North Chicago Rolling Mills in Bay View, went up in 1881 and occupied this site for 20 years. Over its...
    • 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...Munzinger brewed beer here?

    • Remember When...Munzinger brewed beer here?

    • Burrell Street (Milwaukee, Wis.); Munzinger, Christian; C. H. Munzinger (Milwaukee, Wis.); Breweries -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Brewing industry -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Horse-drawn vehicles

    • Christian H. Munzinger had his brewery and bottling plant at 184-186 Burrell St. (later 2428-2432 S. Burrell St.), in the 1890's. As the picture indicates, his products were Weiss beer and mineral water. In later years, he was a soda dealer. ...
    • Remember When...taverns had hitching posts?

    • Remember When...taverns had hitching posts?

    • Appleton Avenue (Milwaukee, Wis.); Burleigh Street (Milwaukee, Wis.); Fond Du Lac Road (Milwaukee, Wis.); Tomter's Inn (Milwaukee, Wis.); John Trost's Saloon; Bars (Drinking establishments) -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Automobiles; Horse-drawn...

    • You could get to John Trost's place either by car or horsedrawn buggy. Once you were there, there was convenient parking for the latter by way of hitching posts along the front and side yards. We can assume that Trost was proud of his...

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