Most everyone who notices the building at 326 W. Florida St. in Walker's Point does a double take. What's an old Pabst building doing down here, so far from the old brewery complex? Let's take a look at the place that will become the Global Water Center II.
Capt. frederick pabst
Though one of Milwaukee's most recognizable and historic Prospect Avenue mansions was erected as a home for a wealthy industrialist, it wasn't long before sweet melodies filled the air in the sprawling building ... and continue to do so a century later.
Sometimes hidden, sometimes in plain site in parks, along roadsides, at the lakefront, are remnants of Milwaukee's past scattered. While Milwaukee has preserved parts of its past built environment, many buildings and bridges and other structures have long disappeared. Meanwhile, stray bits of that past can still be seen. Here are a few...
Milwaukeeans are working to bring Pabst Brewery back to Milwaukee. There's an online petition now, as well as support from the great-great-granddaughter of founder Frederick Pabst.
Thanks to Erik Larson's 2003 bestseller, "The Devil in the White City," yet another generation is fascinated by the 1893 Chicago World's Fair: Columbian Exposition. Despite its enduring - in itself somewhat surprising - popularity, little remains of this by all accounts stunning little temporary city. One survivor serves as the entrance and gift shop to The Pabst Mansion, 2000 W. Wisconsin Ave., and it is in increasingly desperate condition.