Returning to the incredible monochromatic images taken by Les Pacholski in the early 1960s that we shared last month, we present a series of the late photographer's images of Milwaukee paired with photographs of the same views made by his son Luke in recent weeks.
Exactly 40 years ago today about 30 women found themselves playing the first all-female, professional basketball game in Milwaukee in a new league called The Women's Professional Basketball League.
Milwaukee was slow to the pizza party. While Lombardi's became America's first pizzeria in New York City in 1905, pizza wouldn't arrive in Milwaukee until 1945 when John Caravella and Joe Todaro opened the Caradaro Club at 326 E. Erie St. in the Third Ward.
From a de-comissioned missile site to the worlds largest music festival, Milwaukee made Summerfest, and Summerfest has helped shape Milwaukee.
Driving past, the building that houses MPS' Alliance High School, 850 W. Walnut St., doesn't really look like much. But you get the sense that there's more than meets the eye at this place that looks, from the side that we can see from the street, sort of like a school and sort of like an industrial building. After years of wondering about it, I decided to find out more.
If and when marijuana is legalized in Wisconsin, what does this mean for Wisconsin - specifically the beloved beer industry?
There are few more interesting juxtapositions than two photos of the same location taken decades apart. Thanks to Adam Levin, who runs the Old Milwaukee group on Facebook, we have a series of these photo sets of Milwaukee to share with you here.
The Norman - once located at 634 W. Wisconsin Ave. - was an iconic building that burned down 28 years ago today, taking four lives and leaving behind so many displaced creatives.
The evolution of the mall, like much of America's history, has been fast and furious, and whether or not it's still relevant - in light of online shopping, box stores and technology, especially social media - is a fair question.
In addition to the "green necklace" of Milwaukee County Parks draped so alluringly around the area, MPS owns 52 neighborhood playfields that add a dose of green space - and fun - to some Milwaukee neighborhoods. One of those is Enderis Playfield, a New Deal-era gem built by the WPA.
In his 1936 "A History of Milwaukee," William George Bruce wrote, "Solomon Juneau came here Sept. 14, 1818, and remained for the greater part of his life," adding with some understatement, "he became an important factor in the earlier beginnings of Milwaukee as a hamlet, as a village and as a city."
Do you remember these buildings before they were turned into parking lots?
As Milwaukee Film plans to relaunch the Oriental Theatre, it seems like the perfect time to take another look at Milwaukee's oldest, most spectacular and most beloved movie palace.
Since 1920, the Layton School of Arts - later the Milwaukee School of Art and Design (MIAD) - has generated a large portion of Milwaukee's creative class. Where other systems struggle with student recruitment, MIAD is growing. Why?
The late tenor saxophonist John Coltrane is one of the enduring figures in jazz. His groundbreaking work continues to resonate, enrapture and inspire musicians and fans. Did the Trane ever stop in Milwaukee? Yes, but maybe not on the occasion that many people think.