Results tagged with 'randy leach'
Published Feb. 7, 2018
The Milwaukee Fire Historical Society has been working to restore a 1949 Mack fire truck that was in service for more than 30 years. You can be among the first to see it when The Milwaukee Fire Historical Society (MFHS) hosts a "reveal" event as part of a fundraiser Friday, Feb. 16.
Published Dec. 18, 2017
As its 8 a.m. deadline approached, Engine 6's firefighters packed up their belongings on Brady Street - where a firehouse first opened in 1875. Neighbors gathered to say goodbye to a firehouse whose members were deeply connected to the community.
Published Sept. 14, 2015
There's something about an old fire house. Even a crumbling one. Thirty years ago, the old Engine Co. No. 3 house at 217 W. National Ave. was already rough around the edges and sitting unused for the intervening decades did little to improve things. But, still, the place held an allure for restaurateur Peter Sandroni, whose acclaimed La Merenda sits just a block and a half east.
Published Jan. 17, 2014
Inside one of the five bungalow style firehouses built in the 1920s by Milwaukee architect Charles Malig, there is a quiet treasure. The Milwaukee Fire Education Center and Museum, 1615 W. Oklahoma Ave., isn't exactly a secret, but considering the passion for the history of firefighting that burns in the folks that maintain and grow it, it almost feels like it.
Published Jan. 7, 2014
These days, sadly, Century Hall, when it is remembered at all, it is usually remembered for the fire that reduced it to ashes. But Century Hall has come up in conversation twice recently, once for the fire, and once not.