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Milwaukee History - Jan. 11, 2018
Urban Spelunking: A peek inside Benjamin Franklin School
From the outside, on first glance, MPS' Benjamin Franklin School, 2308 W. Nash St., might look like a cookie-cutter place. But look more closely, and go inside, and you'll see that it is a beautiful 1920s-era schoolhouse with some handsome details.
Milwaukee History - Jan. 4, 2018
Big Red Church needs a boost
Like many churches in the city - including the historic St. James just a couple doors east, which recently closed its doors forever - Calvary Presbyterian, 935 W. Wisconsin Ave., suffers from a dangerous cocktail of a small congregation and a money-hungry old building.
Buzz - Dec. 26, 2017
Burns statue salutes "Auld Lang Syne" creator
This seemingly unusual Milwaukee monument - the great poet never visited Milwaukee - is the result of a 1909 gift to the city. With New Year's Eve upon us, we take a look at its history and remind you of the lyrics to an enduring holiday favorite.
Milwaukee History - Dec. 22, 2017
Urban Spelunking: A new life for the Kilbourn Reservoir Pumping Station?
During Doors Open last September, the decommissioned Kilbourn Reservoir Pumping Station was opened to curious Milwaukeans. The squat yellow brick building, which was shut down as part of the closing of the reservoir in 2004, may get a new lease on life, it seems.
#RaiseMKE - Dec. 12, 2017
Urban Spelunking: Wisconsin Black Historical Society and Museum
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Since 1987 former television cameraman Clayborn Benson has been working tirelessly to preserve Milwaukee and Wisconsin's African-American history via his Wisconsin Black Historical Society. As it celebrates its 30th anniversary, we look at the civic buildings the society and museum occupies.