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Dining - Dec. 4, 2018
Urban Spelunking: Ristorante Bartolotta / Charles Jacobus' 1899 Pabst tied-house
This year Ristorante Bartolotta, 7616 W. State St. in the heart of Wauwatosa Village, celebrates its 25th anniversary. But the building and site it occupies have a history that goes much farther back in time.
Travel & Visitors Guide - Nov. 27, 2018
Racine Spelunking: Frank Lloyd Wright's SC Johnson campus
Tour a few Frank Lloyd Wright sites and you'll notice the recurring theme of intractability, stubbornness of him getting his way. Often, Wright's spats with clients led to works of stunning beauty. Take, for example, the administration building and research tower at SC Johnson in Racine.
Milwaukee History - Nov. 26, 2018
Milwaukee County Historical Society will add two sites to landmarks list
Each year the Milwaukee County Historical Society designates Milwaukee County Landmarks and at this year's MCHS annual meeting, Tuesday, Nov 27 at 5:30 p.m., it will add two new sites to the list.
Milwaukee History - Nov. 21, 2018
Urban Spelunking: St. Michael's Catholic Church
As a fan of the work of architects Schnetzky & Liebert, exploring St. Michael's Catholic Church has long been on my wish list. Recently, in advance of the 175th anniversary celebrations - slated for November, details are here - of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, I got that chance.
Travel & Visitors Guide - Nov. 20, 2018
Racine Spelunking: Five 19th century cream city brick public schoolhouses
The idea of using a building design to erect more than one structure isn't unheard of. Recently, I had the chance to see inside some Racine schools designed by the same architect and built at the same time - 1855!! - and which, despite many changes over the years, still survive today.