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Urban spelunking: Former Allis-Chalmers / Summit Place

Published May 28, 2019

These days, there are about 2,500 people working each weekday at Summit Place office complex in West Allis. If today the site is something like a small city in itself, imagine what it was like when the entire place was home to Allis-Chalmers manufacturing.

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Urban spelunking: Charles Allis Art Museum

Published Nov. 11, 2014

The building that houses the Charles Allis Art Museum, 1630 E. Royall Pl., on Milwaukee's East Side was designed and built as a home, but in a sense it's also always served as an art museum. Built by a captain of industry, Charles Allis, the house -- designed by Alexander Eschweiler and built in 1909 -- was planned as more than a home for Eschweiler and his wife, Sarah. It was meant to be a showplace for their ever-growing collection of art.

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