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    • Remember When...Milwaukee had its own White House?

    • White House Theatre (Milwaukee, Wis.); Mid-City Theatre (Milwaukee, Wis.); Atlantic Theatre (Milwaukee, Wis.); Third Street (Milwaukee, Wis.); Motion picture theaters -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee
    • A 1,365-seat movie theater called the White House was opened Dec. 16, 1916, by promoters Otto Meister and John Freuler. The theater was on N. 3rd St. between Wisconsin Ave. and Wells St. Its fa├žade contained 3,500 electric lights, while a...
    • Remember When...Milwaukee had its own art institute?

    • Milwaukee Art Institute; Milwaukee Art Center; Milwaukee Art Museum; Jeffereson Street (Milwaukee, Wis.); Art museums -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee
    • The Milwaukee Art Institute, a municipally supported art center at 772 N. Jefferson St., began in 1888 when a group of local painters incorporated as the Milwaukee Art Association. The building pictured here, remodeled in 1910 from a lumber office...
    • Remember When...Milwaukee celebrated Milwaukee at a carnival?

    • First Wisconsin National Bank; Water Street (Milwaukee, Wis.); Wisconsin Avenue (Milwaukee, Wis.); Milwaukee Carnival; Parades -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Bank buildings -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Horse-drawn vehicles; Bicycles; Pabst Brewing...
    • This picture was taken of the flag bedecked Wisconsin National Bank, on the northwest corner of what is now N. Water St. and E. Wisconsin Ave., during the second Milwaukee Carnival in 1899. The first one had been held the year before to celebrate...
    • 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...Milwaukee's lakefront looked like this?

    • Juneau Park (Milwaukee, Wis.); Waterfronts -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Michigan, Lake; Sidewalks; Footbridges -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Pedestrian areas -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Railroad tracks
    • On a fine day in the early 1900s, Juneau Park was a popular place for strolling, cycling, sunning or reading, even as it is today. The trees then being sparse, those who wanted to avoid the sun simply used their parasols. The view included train...
    • Remember When...Milwaukee County Stadium was under construction?

    • Milwaukee County Stadium; Stadiums -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Baseball fields -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Construction and demolition debris -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Milwaukee Braves (Baseball team); Milwaukee Brewers (Baseball team)
    • The year 1953 was a special one for Milwaukee baseball fans. Not only did they have a new team, moved here from Boston, but a new stadium that would become the "home of the Braves." There were a lot of sidewalk superintendents on hand during the...
    • Remember When...Milwaukee had a Lincoln Library?

    • Milwaukee Public Library. Lincoln Library; Libraries -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Public libraries -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Library buildings -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Eighth Avenue (Milwaukee, Wis.); Thirteenth Street (Milwaukee, Wis.)
    • The Lincoln Library branch of the Milwaukee Public Library was opened in 1924 at what was then 985 Eighth Ave., largely to serve the working class Polish people who settled in the area. The entire book collection was upstairs, over the barbershop...
    • Remember When...Milwaukee had pedestrian tunnels like this?

    • Wisconsin Avenue (Milwaukee, Wis.); Thirteenth Street (Milwaukee, Wis.); Pedestrian areas -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Marquette University; Traffic engineering -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee
    • Once automobiles became popular, cities had to do something about protecting pedestrians from the machines. This pedestrian subway at 13th St. and Wisconsin Ave. was built to allow people to walk across the street safely. Constructed in an almost...
    • Remember When...Milwaukee's major airport terminal looked like this?

    • Hamilton Field (Cudahy, Wis.); Milwaukee County Airport; General Mitchell Field (Milwaukee County, Wis.); Airport terminals -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee County; Airports -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee County; Cudahy (Wis.)
    • A remodeled farmhouse served as the Milwaukee County Air Terminal in the 1930s. The two story structure housed the administration offices, weather instruments, broadcasting equipment, illumination controls and a restaurant. Milwaukee County was...
    • Remember When...Milwaukee had its own Broadway theater?

    • Davidson Theatre (Milwaukee, Wis.); Third Street (Milwaukee, Wis.); Hotel Davidson (Milwaukee, Wis.); Theaters -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee
    • Countless stage greats played the Davidson Theater at 621 N. 3rd St. Its playbills included stars like Sarah Bernhardt, Al Jolson, Eddie Cantor, Irene Dunne, Boris Karloff and Fred Allen. Milwaukee's own Pat O'Brien played there, too, in James...
    • Remember When...Milwaukee had its own Greek villa?

    • Meinecke, Ferdinand; Milwaukee Street (Milwaukee, Wis.); Juneau Avenue (Milwaukee, Wis.); Architecture, Domestic -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Mansions -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee
    • Statues of three Grecian ladies looked down from the roof of the Ferdinand Meinecke home at 1203 N. Milwaukee St. (northeast corner of N. Milwaukee and E. Juneau Sts.). A fourth figure was set in a niche on the south wall, and stone vases also...
    • Remember When...Milwaukee was a center of the tanning industry?

    • Turner Tanning Machinery Co. (Milwaukee, Wis.); Juneau Avenue (Milwaukee, Wis.); Market Street (Milwaukee, Wis.); Leather industry and trade -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Industrial buildings -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee
    • In the early 1900s when this picture of the Turner Tanning Machinery Co., located on the southeast corner of Juneau and Market Sts. (later E. Juneau and N. Market), was taken, the building was for sale. The firm had recently moved to different...
    • Remember When...Milwaukee first had school for "females"?

    • Milwaukee Street (Milwaukee, Wis.); Juneau Avenue (Milwaukee, Wis.); College Hotel (Milwaukee, Wis.); Carlton Hotel (Milwaukee, Wis.); Milwaukee College -- Buildings; Milwaukee-Downer College -- Buildings; Hotels -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee;...
    • Milwaukee College was founded in 1848 as the Milwaukee Female Seminary and was reorganized in 1851 largely through the efforts of Catherine Beecher. This Gothic spired building, located on the southeast corner of what is now N. Milwaukee St. and...
    • Remember When...Milwaukee's Exposition Building burned?

    • Fifth Street (Milwaukee, Wis.); Kilbourn Avenue (Milwaukee, Wis.); Sixth Street (Milwaukee, Wis.); State Street (Milwaukee, Wis.); Fires -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Exposition Building (Milwaukee, Wis.) -- Fires, 1905; Exhibition buildings --...
    • The Nord Amerikanischer Skat Congress had just ended at the Exposition Building late in the afternoon of June 4, 1905. Nearly 2,000 of the players had concluded their game and left; some 600 others were still playing. According to The Milwaukee...
    • 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...Milwaukee County's second courthouse was torn down?

    • Courthouses -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Milwaukee County Courthouse; Cathedral Square (Milwaukee, Wis.); Public buildings -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Construction and demolition debris -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee
    • Although this may look like a bombing scene, it was really the razing of Milwaukee's second courthouse. As was Milwaukee's first courthouse, it was located in what is now Cathedral Square. Solomon Juneau and Morgan L. Martin gave the county the...
    • Remember When...Milwaukee's skyline looked like this?

    • Wisconsin Avenue (Milwaukee, Wis.); Central business districts -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Milwaukee (Wis.) -- Aerial photographs; Railroad stations -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Chicago and North Western Railway Co. -- Buildings; Northwestern Mutual...
    • The year 1961 isn't so very long ago, but Milwaukee's skyline looked a lot different then. The Chicago and North Western railroad depot, built in 1889, still stood at 915 E. Wisconsin Ave., on the eastern edge of Downtown. Behind the depot tower...
    • Remember When...Milwaukee had confectioneries?

    • Confectionery -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Jefferson Street (Milwaukee, Wis.); Newspaper vendors -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Scales (Weighing instruments); Smith, Jabez M.
    • Copies of Everybody's Magazine covered the front of the confectionery of Jabez M. Smith, one of 17 newsdealers listed in the 1908 city directory. Smith also advertised the Evening Wisconsin and displayed the "summer porch volume" of the Ladies'...
    • Remember When...Milwaukee's Northwest Side looked like 'Out West?'

    • Doornek & Wranovsky (Milwaukee, Wis.); Appleton Avenue (Milwaukee, Wis.); Mill Road (Milwaukee, Wis.); State Trunk Highway 100; Blacksmiths -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Horse-drawn vehicles; Granville (Wis.)
    • In the early 1900s, bicycles were popular and the automobile was coming into vogue, but horses still were vital to business and transportation, and the blacksmith trade flourished. The Doornek & Wranovsky smithy pictured here was located in the...
    • Remember When...Milwaukee's riverfront looked like this?

    • Milwaukee River (Wis.); Waterfronts -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Water Street (Milwaukee, Wis.); B. Mock and Sons Livery Co. (Milwaukee, Wis.)
    • If you glanced northward along the Milwaukee river from the Wisconsin st. bridge in the first decade of the century, this is the view which greeted you between Wisconsin and Mason sts. - the back doors of some of the city's prominent business...

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