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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.


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.


Urban Spelunking: WTMJ's Radio City

Published Dec. 4, 2017

WTMJ radio built Radio City, 720 E. Capitol Dr. in 1941. The WTMJ television station was launched in the building - which claims to be the first to be purpose-built as both a radio and television studio - in December 1947 and it is currently celebrating its 70th anniversary.


Arena discussion should turn around and look north

Published March 25, 2015

In all of the discussions of the siting of a new arena for the Milwaukee Bucks, the discussion has been about connecting to Wisconsin Avenue and points south of the current Bradley Center. But, let's not ignore the other side.

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