In Milwaukee History

Wisconsin Avenue Bridge replacement, August 1975.

15 vintage color views of Milwaukee

Thanks to digging by a couple Milwaukee history lovers and the Milwaukee County Historical Society, the work of photographer Ray Szopieray survives, helping to open a window on a Milwaukee that in some cases endures, but in others has vanished.

Here is another set of great images uncovered by Adam Levin, who runs the Old Milwaukee group on Facebook.

Enjoy this walk down memory lane.

From the 40th floor of the First Wisconsin Building, June 24, 1979

From the 40th floor of the First Wisconsin Building, Aug. 4, 1975

Brady Street Art Festival, Sept. 11, 1977

75-year-old concession attendant, Summerfest 1979

West Wisconsin Avenue, Aug. 4, 1975

MacArthur Square, Aug. 4, 1975

East Wisconsin Avenue, 1975

Hyatt Regency construction, July 17, 1979

Lakefront Festival of Art, July 24, 1979

Street Sweeper, 4th Wisconsin, June 12, 1979

The Telephone House, 2nd and National, July 1, 1979

Wisconsin Avenue Bridge replacement, August 1975

West Wisconsin Avenue, west from Plankinton, Aug. 4, 1975

Former Wadham's gas station, Cedarburg, Sept. 28, 1975


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