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    • Remember When...the Arena opened?

    • Remember When...the Arena opened?

    • Milwaukee Arena; Arenas -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Exhibition buildings -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Square dancing -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Crowds

    • A weeklong program of events marked the opening of Milwaukee's new Arena in 1950. From April 9 through April 15, variety shows were presented each night featuring such entertainers as Frances Langford, Paul Whiteman and his orchestra, Art...
    • Remember When...homes had their own libraries?

    • Remember When...homes had their own libraries?

    • Perkins, David W.; Ninth Street (Milwaukee, Wis.); Private libraries -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Living rooms -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Dentists -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee

    • Not many houses today have a room set aside as a library. But back before the turn of the century, there were home libraries in many Milwaukee residences, especially those owned by the city's more affluent citizens. This library was in the home...
    • Remember When...11th and Wisconsin av. looked like this?

    • Remember When...11th and Wisconsin av. looked like this?

    • Eleventh Street (Milwaukee, Wis.); Wisconsin Avenue (Milwaukee, Wis.); Streets -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Marquette University -- Buildings; Johnston Hall (Milwaukee, Wis.); Mackie, William

    • The area of N. 11th st. and W. Wisconsin av., now near the heart of the city's bustling metropolitan area, was a peaceful residential district when this picture was taken in the first decade of the 20th century. Tall, stately trees lined the...
    • Remember When...this Bay View building collapsed?

    • Remember When...this Bay View building collapsed?

    • Bay View (Milwaukee, Wis.); Stewart Street (Milwaukee, Wis.); Gruhl Sash & Door Co. (Milwaukee, Wis.); Warehouses -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Industrial accidents -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Buildings -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee

    • Residents of Milwaukee's Bay View area were startled by a loud crash at about 12:30 p.m. on May 6,1936. The cause of that noise was the collapse of the abandoned Gruhl Sash & Door Co. warehouse building at 330 E Stewart St. Although this...
    • Remember When...trotters raced at Washington Park?

    • Remember When...trotters raced at Washington Park?

    • Washington Park (Milwaukee, Wis.); Harness racing -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Horse racing -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Racetracks (Horseracing) -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Washington Park Driving Club (Milwaukee, Wis.)

    • The 150-acre tract of land which became Washington Park has been acquired piecemeal beginning in 1891. While most Milwaukeeans remember the park - bounded by N. 40th and 47th Sts., W. Lisbon Ave., W. Lloyd and W. Vliet Sts. - as the site of the...
    • Remember When...theater fans went to the Bijou?

    • Remember When...theater fans went to the Bijou?

    • Bijou Opera House (Milwaukee, Wis.); Second Street (Milwaukee, Wis.); Theaters -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee

    • The Bijou Opera House, on Second St. between Wisconsin Ave. and Michigan St., was the home of melodrama in Milwaukee at the turn of the century. The theater was part of a chain owned by Jacob Litt. According to one Milwaukee history, this...
    • Remember When...Villard Avenue looked like this?

    • Remember When...Villard Avenue looked like this?

    • Villard Avenue (Milwaukee, Wis.); Ritz Theatre (Milwaukee, Wis.); Villa Theater (Milwaukee, Wis.); Motion picture theaters -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Automobiles

    • Villard Avenue was one of the main arteries when North Milwaukee was a village and then a city. This photo, taken not too long after North Milwaukee was annexed to Milwaukee in 1929, shows a street lined with stores for every need, a bustling...
    • Remember When...a ski jump rose in Gordon Park?

    • Remember When...a ski jump rose in Gordon Park?

    • Gordon Park (Milwaukee, Wis.); Parks -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Skis and skiing -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Outdoor recreation -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Milwaukee Ski Club

    • Neither drizzle, nor warm weather, nor a freak thunderstorm could dampen the enthusiasm of the 20,000 spectators drawn to this event - the first annual ski tournament, Feb. 8, 1925, in Gordon Park. Skiing champions from across the nation accepted...

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