This week, a team from Habitat for Humanity's ReStore has been salvaging details from a 1928 lakefront home, designed by architect Richard Philipp, for sale in its Milwaukee stores, where, hopefully, the items will find new uses in other buildings and, at the same, will help fund Habitat's mission to build homes in the city.
Popular Franklin breakfast and brunch eatery Mimosa recently opened a second location, in the former Louise's Trattoria space at 275 Regency Ct., and while that's good news for Brookfield pancake lovers, it's also surprisingly good news for preservationists.
The old Motherhouse complex, dating as far back as 1861, at the Sisters of St. Francis of Assisi in St. Francis is about to be torn down. We went over for one last look ... and a final walk through the tunnels.
This summer, signage began to come down from the Bradley Center. Now, work continues to ready the building for deconstruction. This week, Habitat MKE's ReStore team is salvaging saleable material from the old arena for its three area locations.
In anticipation of the annual Earth Day observance/celebration, which takes place each April 22, Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity ReStore hosts its ninth annual Recycled Art Contest, with 116 recycled and repurposed works in what is surely the city's most eco-minded annual art show.
Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity's ReStore is hosting its eighth annual Recycled Art Contest. You can see the entries at the Walker's Point ReStore during spring Gallery Night, April 21-22.
There was a time when removing a building was a dramatic affair: buildings imploded with a boom or were pounded by a wrecking ball. These days, thankfully, there's a growing approach that seeks to keep as much waste out of landfills and reuse and recycle as much material as possible.
The Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity will move its ReStore to 3015 N. 114th St., in Wauwatosa, by Oct. 1. The location at 801 S. 60th St. has been open for a few years, selling new and used building materials donated by contractors, manufacturers, stores and private individuals.
Habitat for Humanity's new ReStore recycled construction materials store is open in a recycled Sam's Club location at 801 S. 60th St., a few blocks south of I-94.