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    • Remember When...bakery smells filled the neighborhood?

    • Remember When...bakery smells filled the neighborhood?

    • Otto Ganhs Bakery (Milwaukee, Wis.); Bakers and bakeries -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Center Street (Milwaukee, Wis.); Ganhs family; Ganhs, Otto -- Family

    • The window sign on the right that announced simply "confectionery" probably wasn't all that necessary on Otto Ganhs Bakery Shop at 1248 Center (now W. Center). The unmistakable and intoxicating fragrance of fresh bread, doughnuts, cakes and an...
    • Remember When...Juneau Park was somewhat treeless?

    • Remember When...Juneau Park was somewhat treeless?

    • Rayman, Eldon; Juneau Park (Milwaukee, Wis.); Juneau, Solomon Laurent, 1793-1856 -- Statues; Statues -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee

    • Young Eldon Rayman looked away from the camera that took his picture at Juneau Park in1900. Perhaps he was a bit reluctant to be recognized in his very frilly, wide collar, polka dot shirt. But more likely he was comparing his view of the park...
    • 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...Milwaukee had octagon houses?

    • Remember When...Milwaukee had octagon houses?

    • Dewey, Linus; Fourth Street (Milwaukee, Wis.); Buildings, Octagonal -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Architecture, Domestic -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Octagonal houses -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee

    • This charming little house was the Linus Dewey home, which once stood at 1631 N. 4th St. It appears that there were only three such octagon shaped dwellings ever built in Milwaukee. But at one time, before the Civil War, they were somewhat of 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...the Plankinton Building grew taller?

    • Remember When...the Plankinton Building grew taller?

    • Plankinton Building (Milwaukee, Wis.); Plankinton Arcade (Milwaukee, Wis.); S. M. Siesel (Firm); Wisconsin Avenue (Milwaukee, Wis.); Automobiles; Building sites -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee

    • The Plankinton Building, now the heart of Milwaukee’s Grand Avenue mall, originally was a two-story structure built in 1916 on the site of the old Plankinton House Hotel. Eight years later, construction got under way on a five-story addition. ...
    • Remember When...a winery stood on Forest Home Ave.?

    • Remember When...a winery stood on Forest Home Ave.?

    • Janesville Plank Road (Milwaukee, Wis.); Forest Home Avenue (Milwaukee, Wis.); Root Creek (Wis.); Morgan Avenue (Milwaukee, Wis.); Lieber, Heinrich; Wineries -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee

    • The winery of Heinrich Lieber stood on the Janesville Plank Road, now W. Forest Home Ave., near the turn of the century. This winery was open all year round, with people even coming by sled to buy wine. Lieber, who worked as a winemaker for more...
    • 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...

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