Results tagged with 'urban spelunking'
Published May 23, 2019
At Concordia University in Mequon, nearly four miles of tunnels connect the campus buildings. These are corridors of every stripe. Some look just like "garden level" hallways, others basement corridors and still others are more utilitarian and industrial looking. One chilly day, I went up to see.
Published May 14, 2019
You really can't miss the place if you pass by. And if you've seen the 1888 Second Empire building with the mansard roof at 419 W. Vliet St. in the Haymarket -- it's painted blue -- you'd definitely remember. Built in 1888 by William P. Froehlich as a paper warehouse, a new plan would convert it quickly to a hotel.
Published May 13, 2019
Dotted across the Milwaukee landscape are a series of red brick buildings that are instantly recognizable to many as former substations built by the Milwaukee Electric Railway and Light Co. in the early years of the 20th century. We check out one on 20th and North that now houses artists studios.
Published May 7, 2019
The County Parks headquarters, 9508 W. Watertown Plank Rd., sits alone atop high ground on the Milwaukee County Grounds overlooking Watertown Plank Road, a not especially expressionistic cream city brick structure that is full of history that it embraces quietly. We went inside to learn more.
Published May 1, 2019
As a fan of architecture and an occasional traveler to Europe and its many churches, I've seen a fair number of crypts - burial chambers beneath houses of worship - but I've never seen one quite like the crypt beneath Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist, 812 N. Jackson St. See it for yourself this week.
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