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Urban Spelunking: Anna & Gustav J.A. Trostel Mansion

Published Jan. 9, 2019

One of the benefits of Milwaukee living is the cost of real estate. While a one-bedroom apartment in New York City may run you more than $1 million, you can - at this very moment - nab a gorgeous and historic three-story upper East Side mansion a block from lake park for under $800,000.

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Urban Spelunking: Another former Concordia campus renovation update

Published March 8, 2018

In 2015, we went inside the former Concordia College campus on the city's near West Side to look at its history and the ongoing work by the Forest County Potawatomi to renovate the buildings. We returned to see Albrecht Hall and to look at the work to renovate the adjacent dining hall.

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Urban Spelunking: F. Mayer Boot & Shoe Co., aka "The Fortress"

Published Aug. 31, 2017

"The Fortress," that complex complex of at least six connected buildings - including the one with the Medieval-looking tower - that were once home to the F. Mayer Boot & Shoe Co., is soon to be transformed into apartments. We took a look inside before the changes come.

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Tied houses helped Miller grow and survive Prohibition

Published April 2, 2017

Despite the fact that Miller was the smallest of Milwaukee's big four brewers early in the 20th century, it was a big-time player in tied houses. As important as that real estate was in selling beer, it also helped the brewery survive Prohibition and the Depression.

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Urban spelunking: Former Concordia College campus

Published May 19, 2015

Standing amid the surviving buildings of the old Concordia College, it's easy to imagine what an inviting campus this was back in the day. Low-rise buildings - most of them in that collegiate gothic style that shouts "university" - surrounded the quad on all four sides, creating an intimate, protective environment. These days, most of the buildings survive and they're owned by the Forest County Potawatomi, which has plans to renovate the entire campus.

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