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Last look: 1928 Richard Philipp-designed mansion in Whitefish Bay

Published May 22, 2020

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.

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Details from demolished Eschweiler adorn Mimosa eatery

Published Feb. 27, 2020

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.

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Last look: Sisters of St. Francis Motherhouse & Powerhouse

Published Aug. 5, 2019

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.

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ReStore celebrates Earth Day and Gallery Night with recycled art show

Published April 18, 2018

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.

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Materials salvaged by ReStore help fund Habitat's home construction work

Published Sept. 22, 2016

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.

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Habitat moving ReStore to Tosa

Published July 8, 2010

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.

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Habitat's ReStore opens in recycled Sam's Club

Published April 29, 2008

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.