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Family plans to keep "purple house" alive

Published Nov. 23, 2013

For almost two decades, the iconic "purple house" sat on the corner of 43rd and Howard, and the entire time, the neighborhood was divided. Some found it to be an eyesore, while others appreciated it as a quirky, iconic landmark. In 2010, the house was torn down but now, the son of the former owners hopes to buy back the land.


Quirky Schroeder Books stacks up

Published June 2, 2013

According to a handwritten sign in the window, Schroeder Used Books and Music, 7629 W. Greenfield Ave., is open from 9 a.m. until midnight. However, the co-owner, Alma, says the shop is always open.


An outsider's view of "quirky Milwaukee"

Published Sept. 22, 2012

Our fine staff and those from the countless travel sites and blogs continue to find the gems and jewels that make Milwaukee great. The latest collective list comes from It explores some of the city's "quirky" destinations.


Is Milwaukee losing its retro?

Published Oct. 23, 2007

First Goldmann’s closed at the end of September. Then Art’s Concertina Bar. Then Bryant’s Cocktail Lounge. What's next?


Stemper's fills the sacred niche of church supplies

Published April 4, 2004

Peter Stemper admits his family's business is the kind that no one thinks about owning and operating. Afterall, who questions where communion wafers come from? Stemper's in Bay View, of course!

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