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    • Remember When...hankies sold for 5 cents?

    • Remember When...hankies sold for 5 cents?

    • Gimbel Brothers; Wisconsin Avenue (Milwaukee, Wis.); Central business districts -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Department stores -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Advertising, Outdoor

    • Gimbels Brothers store has long been a downtown fixture, and over the years such department store merchandise has reflected the fashions, needs, customs - and prices - of the time. This picture was taken in the 1890s when the store still used an...
    • Remember When...the YMCA was on 4th St.?

    • Remember When...the YMCA was on 4th St.?

    • Young Men's Christian Association (Milwaukee, Wis.) -- Buildings; Fourth Street (Milwaukee, Wis.)

    • As Milwaukee began putting down roots and growing into a booming America town, many organizations worked to meet the social needs to which a city civilization gave rise. An example of this was the Young Men's Christian Association. After...
    • Remember When...operas were sung at Schlitz Park?

    • Remember When...operas were sung at Schlitz Park?

    • Schlitz Park (Milwaukee, Wis.); George Washington Carver Park (Milwaukee, Wis.); Lapham Park (Milwaukee, Wis.); Parks -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Theaters -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Eighth Street (Milwaukee, Wis.); Walnut Street (Milwaukee, Wis.)

    • Before public parks became a feature of the community, private parks filled Milwaukeeans' leisure needs. The entire family could walk to one of these beer gardens for a picnic or entertainment in the 1880s and 1890s. The Jos. Schlitz Brewing Co....
    • Remember When...the Senn home housed Holy Angels academy?

    • Remember When...the Senn home housed Holy Angels academy?

    • Twelfth Street (Milwaukee, Wis.); Wisconsin Avenue (Milwaukee, Wis.); Cedar Street (Milwaukee, Wis.); Senn, Nicholas; Holy Angels Academy (Milwaukee, Wis.); Schools -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Catholic schools -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Streets --...

    • Back in the early 1890s the residential area near what is now N. 12th st. and W. Wisconsin av. was growing rapidly, and it was decided that the area needed a school to meet the needs of Catholic youth. So, through the efforts of Mr. and Mrs....
    • Remember When..."Shopping centers" were neighborhoods like 3rd St. and North Ave.?

    • Remember When..."Shopping centers" were neighborhoods like 3rd St. and North Ave.?

    • Third Street (Milwaukee, Wis.); North Avenue (Milwaukee, Wis.); Rosenberg's Ladies Ready to Wear (Milwaukee, Wis.); Shopping centers -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Walgreen Co.; W. T. Grant Co.; Lawton's Clothing (Milwaukee, Wis.); Brills Clothes...

    • Even when Wisconsin Ave. was Grand and shoppers filled downtown streets, the city was too large for one area to fill the needs of all its shoppers. In those days, neighborhood "shopping centers" did as brisk a business as downtown stores. One of...
    • Remember When...the corner store was almost always open?

    • Remember When...the corner store was almost always open?

    • Bartos, Rudolph; Grocery trade -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Groceries -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee

    • The corner grocery store, although a far cry from today's warehouse supermarkets, took care of most of the needs of the neighborhood. Grocer Rudolph Bartos (behind counter) posed in his store at the corner of W. Burleigh and N. 24th Sts. in 1923. ...
    • Remember When...passengers shivered when the Wells st. viaduct quivered?

    • Remember When...passengers shivered when the Wells st. viaduct quivered?

    • Street-railroads (Milwaukee, Wis.); Wells Street (Milwaukee, Wis.); Viaducts -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Bridges -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Menomonee River Valley (Wis.); Milwaukee Bridge and Iron Works; Wells Street Viaduct (Milwaukee, Wis.);...

    • Although it was part of the Milwaukee scene until the 1960's, this picture recalls some of the earlier days of the old Wells st. viaduct. For 70 years this lengthy span carried a succession of chugging little engines, rattling streetcars and...

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