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Urban Spelunking: Wisconsin Black Historical Society and Museum

Published Dec. 12, 2017

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.

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12 stunning Milwaukee ghost signs

Published Dec. 11, 2017

Recently, photographer and OnMilwaukee collaborator Adam Levin began cataloguing his passion for old sign age in his new Facebook group, Ghost Signs of Milwaukee. We asked him to share some of his favorite images of Milwaukee-area ghost signs and these are what he shared.

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Urban Spelunking: WTMJ's Radio City

Published Dec. 4, 2017

WTMJ radio built Radio City, 720 E. Capitol Dr. in 1941. The WTMJ television station was launched in the building - which claims to be the first to be purpose-built as both a radio and television studio - in December 1947 and it is currently celebrating its 70th anniversary.

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WATCH: You can help Save the Soldiers Home

Published Nov. 20, 2017

You can see Old Main's tower soaring above nearby Miller Park, reminding us of the solemn historical importance of the Milwaukee VA Soldiers Home. It's also a reminder that the oldest and most precious buildings at the site have long been in need of help. You can lend a hand.

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Urban Spelunking: Milwaukee Athletic Club

Published Nov. 14, 2017

Of course, I've seen it, anchoring the intersection of Broadway and Wells for decades. But the Milwaukee Athletic Club, 758 N. Broadway, was one of those places I took for granted, not thinking about it too much. Until I couldn't seem to stop seeing little reminders of it everywhere.

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