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Urban Spelunking: Milwaukee-Western Fuel Co. / Work Lofts building

Published Dec. 27, 2018

The building 2140-50 N. Prospect Ave. isn't large, but you can't miss it because of its striking exterior. Built in 1934 as headquarters for the Milwaukee-Western Fuel Company, the building was designed by hometown architect Herbert Tullgren, who drew a two-story Art Deco gem of a building.

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Urban Spelunking: Badger Mutual's Art Deco headquarters

Published Feb. 15, 2018

The small office building on National Avenue - home to Badger Mutual Insurance since 1937 - feels large in its residential and neighborhood retail setting. It has soaring vertical lines, great decorative iron work and brass details inside, too.

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Tyjeski's walking tour takes in East Side terra cotta

Published July 21, 2016

Walker's Point-based ceramics sculptor, teacher and architectural historian Ben Tyjeski is also a leader of walking tours around town; ones that focus on the city's terra cotta, the subject of a book he's working to get published. His next tour is on Sunday.

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Spaces & Traces heads west to visit treasures of Washington Heights

Published May 11, 2014

After a great event in Shorewood last year, the 33rd annual Spaces and Traces goes west on Saturday, May 17. This year, Washington Heights swings open its doors so that tour members can see more than a dozen homes and businesses in the West Side neighborhood.

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Another look at the Avant Garde Coffee House show

Published April 15, 2013

Despite the fact that we had Dan Ball - a member of the legendary Velvet Whip - write about the new Avant Garde Coffee House show at UWM's Inova Gallery in the Kenilworth Building, 2155 N. Prospect Ave., I stopped in last week to get a tour from organizer John Stropes.

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