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    • Remember When...trolleys skipped their tracks?

    • Remember When...trolleys skipped their tracks?

    • First Street (Milwaukee, Wis.); Greenfield Avenue (Milwaukee, Wis.); Clinton Street (Milwaukee, Wis.); Trolley cars -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Street-railroads -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Accidents -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee

    • On February 25, 1936, a broken switch caused the front wheels of this streetcar to go north on S.1st St., while the rest turned west on W. Greenfield Ave. The result was a rush-hour tieup that lasted more than an hour and backed up numerous other...
    • Remember When...Militzer's bakery and restaurant was on N. 3rd St.?

    • Remember When...Militzer's bakery and restaurant was on N. 3rd St.?

    • Bakers and bakeries -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Restaurants -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Militzer, Walter; Militzer, Gertrude; Militzer, Norma; Doner, Norma; Militzer Bakery, Inc. (Milwaukee, Wis.); Soda fountains -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee

    • One of the oldest family-owned bakeries in Milwaukee, Militzer's has undergone remarkable changes since its founding as single store in 1923. Walter R. and Gertrude Militzer opened their first shop that year at Oakland Ave. and Kenwood Blvd.,...
    • Remember When...Milwaukee was stopped cold by the blizzard of '47?

    • Remember When...Milwaukee was stopped cold by the blizzard of '47?

    • Blizzards -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Winter -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Snow -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Weather -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Twenty-Seventh Street (Milwaukee, Wis.); Brown Street (Milwaukee, Wis.); Electric railroads -- Cars --...

    • The blizzard of Jan. 29-30, 1947, probably was the most memorable ever to hit Milwaukee. Fighting it proved almost impossible, so the city mainly just waited it out. People soon demonstrated their resourcefulness and flexibility, sleeping on...
    • Remember When...this palm garden quenched Milwaukee's thirst?

    • Remember When...this palm garden quenched Milwaukee's thirst?

    • Beer -- Advertising; Shorewood (Wis.); Bars (Drinking establishments) -- Wisconsin -- Shorewood; Oakland Avenue (Shorewood, Wis.); Adler, Charles

    • A turn of the century pastime for neighborhood residents on a Sunday afternoon was a beer at Charles Adler's summer palm garden in Shorewood, followed by a walk across the street to the Wonderland amusement park. Charles Adler, owner of the saloon...
    • Remember When...sports were a far more formal affair?

    • Remember When...sports were a far more formal affair?

    • Lake Park (Milwaukee, Wis.); Parks -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Outdoor recreation -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Tennis courts -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Fashion

    • The sunny afternoon of Aug. 1, 1914, called for tennis, and the Lake Park tennis courts were a picturesque place to play. In those days, shorts were not considered acceptable clothing for men or women. Instead, the girls chased the tennis ball...
    • Remember When...downtown block looked like this?

    • Remember When...downtown block looked like this?

    • Wisconsin Avenue (Milwaukee, Wis.); Broadway Street (Milwaukee, Wis.); Street-railroads -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Central business districts -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Business enterprises -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Eastman Coal Company...

    • This photograph of the southwest corner of Wisconsin St. and Broadway in 1895 affords a glimpse of what life was like then. Dr. Swenk ("The Painless Dentist") was advertising his special service - "sets teeth on rubber - $6.50." Miller &...
    • 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...Marquette had its first real home?

    • Remember When...Marquette had its first real home?

    • Marquette University -- Buildings; Tenth Street (Milwaukee, Wis.); State Street (Milwaukee, Wis.); Universities and colleges -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee

    • The history of Marquette University actually goes back to1848, when Bishop Martin J. Henni received a $16,000 gift while traveling in Belgium. With it, he purchased land that was to become this site, Marquette College at 10th and W. State Sts. ...
    • Remember When...the Evening Wisconsin was published?

    • Remember When...the Evening Wisconsin was published?

    • Michigan Street (Milwaukee, Wis.); Milwaukee Street (Milwaukee, Wis.); Evening Wisconsin, Milwaukee; Wisconsin News, Milwaukee; Newspaper publishing -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Newspaper buildings -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee

    • This red brick building on the northeast corner of E. Michigan and N. Milwaukee Sts. once housed the offices of the Evening Wisconsin, a daily newspaper that had begun publication in 1847. Its first editor, William Cramer, was blind and almost...
    • Remember When...St. Josaphat's was dedicated?

    • Remember When...St. Josaphat's was dedicated?

    • Sixth Street (Milwaukee, Wis.); Lincoln Avenue (Milwaukee, Wis.); Catholic Church buildings -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Basilica of St. Josaphat (Milwaukee, Wis.); Church buildings -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee

    • "In the history of the world there have never been any ceremonies in any society that can exceed in solemnity and grandeur those of the dedication yesterday of St. Josaphat's church on the South Side." So began the newspaper account of the...
    • Remember When...Lake park was a campers' mecca?

    • Remember When...Lake park was a campers' mecca?

    • Lake Park (Milwaukee, Wis.); Parks -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Outdoor recreation -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Camping -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee

    • Although camping is steadily attracting more adherents in contemporary America, this scene shows that many people enjoyed "roughin' it" years ago. When this photograph was taken in the summer of 1924, weekend wanderers could find a pleasant shady...
    • Remember When...the 1940 deluge began?

    • Remember When...the 1940 deluge began?

    • Floods -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; United States Highway 41; Roads -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Weather -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee

    • A weekend rainfall of nearly six inches created this flood scene and many others like it in the Milwaukee area June 21-23, 1940. Autos sloshed through water-covered roads in many spots, such as this view of Highway 41 north of Silver Spring Rd. ...
    • Remember When...big silver cigars flew Milwaukee's skies?

    • Remember When...big silver cigars flew Milwaukee's skies?

    • Reliance (Airship); Airships; Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company; Wisconsin Gas Company; Maitland Field (Milwaukee, Wis.)

    • You could look up and see a blimp on many occasions in Milwaukee's past. Pictured here is the Goodyear blimp "Reliance," which appeared in Milwaukee Aug. 14-16, 1935. Six passengers plus a pilot could fly in the lighter than air ship (top speed...
    • Remember When...Jones Island was home to fishermen?

    • Remember When...Jones Island was home to fishermen?

    • Jones Island (Wis.); Architecture, Domestic -- Wisconsin -- Jones Island; Fishing villages -- Wisconsin -- Jones Island

    • It was an island then with about 100 homes, some built from driftwood and wreckage, softened by morning glories and Virginia creepers, not to mention the weather and ubiquitous fish nets. In Jones island's years of 1910 to 1915, men made money...
    • 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...Meister made beer?

    • Remember When...Meister made beer?

    • Chestnut Street (Milwaukee, Wis.); Juneau Avenue (Milwaukee, Wis.); J. Simon Meister Brewery (Milwaukee, Wis.); Milwaukee Coal Co. (Milwaukee, Wis.); William Rosenkranz Bakery (Milwaukee, Wis.); Breweries -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Brewing industry...

    • Milwaukee is widely known as a beer capital and over the years many breweries - large and small - sprang up in the city. The building at 406 Chestnut St. (later 406 W. Juneau Ave.) at one time housed the J. Simon Meister Brewery, which was built...
    • Remember When...a brewery warehouse collapsed?

    • Remember When...a brewery warehouse collapsed?

    • Forsyth Leather Co. (Wauwatosa, Wis.); Jos. Schlitz Brewing Co. (Milwaukee, Wis.); State Street (Wauwatosa, Wis.); Breweries -- Wisconsin -- Wauwatosa; Brewing industry -- Accidents -- Wisconsin -- Wauwatosa; Industrial accidents -- Wisconsin --...

    • The old Forsyth Leather Co. plant in the 6600 block of W. State St. - then occupied by the Jos. Schlitz Brewing Co. - was the scene of a disaster on Aug. 10, 1942, when a portion of the building, which was being used as a warehouse, collapsed. The...
    • Remember When...St. Mary's clock was handless?

    • Remember When...St. Mary's clock was handless?

    • Old St. Mary's Church (Milwaukee, Wis.); Catholic church buildings -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Church buildings -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Biddle Street (Milwaukee, Wis.); Broadway Street (Milwaukee, Wis.); Kilbourn Avenue (Milwaukee, Wis.); Main...

    • It's unlikely any readers alive today will remember Old St. Mary's Church when it was new, for the church was started in 1846 - but this is too rare a photo to miss. Taken in 1868, it shows the new tower facade and rear sanctuary addition to the...
    • Remember When...Schandein imported an architect?

    • Remember When...Schandein imported an architect?

    • Schandein, Emil; Architecture, Domestic -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Wisconsin Avenue (Milwaukee, Wis.)

    • "Schandein home while is was being built" is all the information available about this photo, but that gives enough clues to unearth more facts. Emil Schandein (1840-1888) and his brother-in-law, Capt. Frederick Pabst, inherited a brewery which...
    • Remember When...'Remember when' began?

    • Remember When...'Remember when' began?

    • Courthouses -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Public buildings -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Cathedral Square (Milwaukee, Wis.); Milwaukee County Courthouse.

    • The promotional advertisement that ran in The Milwaukee Journal on Nov. 12, 1963 - the day before the first appearance of the Green Sheet's "Remember when" feature, which pictured (above) the old Milwaukee courthouse - suggested that the series...

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