The Sydney HIH letters are now at the new Tavern at Turner Hall and available to the public for viewing. Plus, Tavern softly opens today.
The massive, decrepit, patchwork-painted Sydney Hih (pronounced "high") buildings, which splayed on the corner of 3rd and Juneau from the mid-1800s to 2012, went through many transformations over the years, but are remembered by many Milwaukeeans as a sanctuary of counter-culture that created and quelled bands, businesses, relationships and lives.
We asked retired Milwaukee firefighter Wayne Mutza - who has also authored books on the history of and his time with the Milwaukee Fire Dept. - about some of the most dramatic fires in Milwaukee history. Here, Mutza - whose brother Dale Mutza photographed many Milwaukee fire scenes - shares nine of them.
In this segment of Milwaukee Talks, DJ Dori Zori chats about her bust-a-rhyme name, clubbing in the '90s, radio, music, voice recognition, the Sydney Hih building and more.
On Friday, Jan. 18, the nine metal letters that spelled out Sydney Hih on the front of the building will be reborn as public art at The Shops of Grand Avenue, 275 W. Wisconsin Ave.
The holidays are right around the corner, so it's not too soon to think about the Milwaukee musician with an eye for history and folk art (or rock and roll art, depending on your tastes). Veteran local musician Johnny Washday (of, yes, streetcorner roots music crew Johnny on Washday) is hosting a cigar box guitar sale at Gallery 911, 911 W. National Ave., in Walker's Point.
OnMilwaukee.com asked musicians who actually lived and / or worked in the buildings what they thought the future of the controversial Sydney Hih should include. Should it stay or should it go?
Today, I received an email that local developer John Raettig sent to Ald. Robert Bauman. It explains his ideas for the Sydney HIH building. It's posted below so I'll let it do the talking,
My wife recently made a very Austin-type comment - Milwaukee needs more weird. So, of course, I told her to blog her thoughts. Here they are.
Hosseini opened the first Gus's Mexican Cantina on the ground level in the Park East's Sydney Hih Building. In 1995, he added an Old World 3rd Street location and in 1999, opened Gus's Deli on Van Buren Street.
OnMilwaukee.com has the first look at a rendering for the Residences at Hotel Palomar, a new $160 million, high-design, mixed-use development in the Park East corridor Downtown.
Members of the Milwaukee Homicide Review Commission will update the city's Public Safety Committee on its progress this week.
Kimpton Hotels will build a 180-room hotel in the Park East at the Sydney Hih building location and around the mainly undeveloped block near Old World 3rd and 4th Streets, and Juneau and McKinley Avenues.