Here are a baker's dozen vintage photos of Milwaukee retail for you to enjoy, along with some information and links to find more.
Louis Hughes, author of the 1897 memoir, "Thirty Years a Slave," spent decades in Milwaukee, where his book was published and where he had been well-known. Why don't more of us know about him?
In what may serve as something of a preview of this year's virtual Doors Open Milwaukee, the annual Historic Concordia Neighborhood Home Tour takes place online this weekend.
Northwesterners likely remember the eye-catchingly stellar General Lumber sign that stood atop the building at the lumber yard of the same name at 6001 N. 91st St. for the 50 years it was open. Now, the sign is for sale.
As I stood outside on a cold spring day watching the installation of a statue of American Civil Rights activist, author, sociologist, orator and historian W.E.B. Du Bois, I had only recently learned that I was but a couple blocks from where DuBois once spoke in Milwaukee.
Alice Cooper's favorite party conversation fun fact will take the spotlight this week with "America's Socialist Experiment," a new PBS documentary about Milwaukee in the first half of the 20th century - much of it spent under the purview of socialist mayors.
Since its humble beginnings as a 1995 PrideFest tent exhibit, the Project has grown to become the state's largest digital collection of local LGBTQ history, thanks to the devoted volunteer efforts of Don Schwamb.
Eight years before Stonewall and six years before the Black Cat, Milwaukee was the scene of an uprising unlike anything local police had ever seen before as four troublemakers got more trouble than they bargained for at the Black Nite, one of the most popular gay bars of the time.
Do you know Brew City from A to Zeidler? Let's find out together on Thursday night, as OnMilwaukee teams up with Lakefront Brewery and Head Space Trivia for a night of mind-teasing Milwaukee trivia.
Here, for a nice stroll down memory lane, are postcard images of nine vintage Milwaukee public schoolhouses. They are a mix of buildings that survive and that are now long gone.
I'll always have a soft spot for the Grand Avenue Mall. Because, even if just for a bit, it did its part to bring happiness back Downtown. Here are some photos from across the Grand Avenue Mall era.
With Mid-century Modern all the rage since "Mad Men" and now that we all love "Schitt's Creek," too, is the motel fashionable again? Here are some fun postcard porn of Milwaukee-area motels - Mid-century Modern and otherwise - to help you conjure days of family road trips gone by.
Milwaukee is home to a long, storied history in food and beverage. This week, we're highlighting some of the conversations we've had on the FoodCrush podcast that showcase the folks who are working every day to preserve elements of our food and beverage culture, often while telling behind-the-scenes stories you've likely never heard before.
Whether or not it's true that Milwaukee once had the most bowling alleys per capita - and it may or may not be (looking at you, Detroit!) - bowling was not just a pastime in Brew City, it was a way of life for many. Here are some great (mostly) vintage Milwaukee-area bowling alley photographs.
It was 50 years ago on Friday, May 1, 1970 that Jimi Hendrix played his final Milwaukee concert. A little over four months later, he was gone.