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Remembering Downtown's Gabel News newsstand

Published June 12, 2019

I guess you have to be "of a certain age" to remember the Gabel Newsstand on the corner of 3rd and Wisconsin, which closed in the 1990s. Yesterday, those memories came flooding back for many thanks to a post in the Old Milwaukee Facebook group by Mark Hickey, who worked at the stand in the '70s

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A familiar fragment of iconic Oriental Drugs is uncovered in West Allis basement

Published Dec. 14, 2018

Old Milwaukee Facebook group moderator Adam Levin recently posted a message to the group inquiring about the whereabouts of the signage that once adorned the exterior of the iconic Oriental Drugs, 2238 N. Farwell Ave. Soon after, Levin was standing in a West Allis basement next to the vertical blade sign that once hung on the corner of the building, announcing "DRUGS."

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Stunning Pacholski pics offer a snapshot of Milwaukee, December '61

Published Dec. 11, 2018

Finding a cache of vintage Milwaukee photos is always exciting. In them we can see how Downtown has changed across the decades, offering glimpses not only at familiar landmarks - both altered and sometimes not - but also many alterations over time. The images taken by Sylvester Pacholski Jr. are all that and more.

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