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Urban Spelunking: Wisconsin Conservatory of Music

Published June 3, 2015

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.


Milwaukee ruins: Pabst Whitefish Resort, Commerce Street & Stonehaven

Published April 22, 2014

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...


Update on the effort to bring Pabst home

Published March 18, 2014

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.


Urban Spelunking: Pabst's enduring pavilion faces extinction

Published May 20, 2013

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.