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Urban spelunking: James E. Groppi High School / 27th Street School

Published Aug. 27, 2019

Some Milwaukee Public Schools are like palimpsests in cream city brick, as architect after architect, school board after school board tinkered them, leaving tantalizing bits of the past peeking out from behind an endless parade of new contributions. A building that describes this process well is currently home to James E. Groppi High School, 1312 N. 27th St.


Urban Spelunking: Escuela Vieau's "subway" tunnel

Published July 17, 2018

Milwaukee has no subway and it's never had one. At least not in the common usage of the word. But, recently, I got to walk the length of a Walker's Point "subway" tunnel.


Urban Spelunking: A peek inside Benjamin Franklin School

Published Jan. 11, 2018

From the outside, on first glance, MPS' Benjamin Franklin School, 2308 W. Nash St., might look like a cookie-cutter place. But look more closely, and go inside, and you'll see that it is a beautiful 1920s-era schoolhouse with some handsome details.

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