Results tagged with 'urban spelunking'
Published Sept. 10, 2019
When we think of Milwaukee mansions, let's not forget Washington Heights, where the gems on Washington and Hi-Mount Boulevards rival those anywhere in town. Recently, I was invited to see the home that industrialist Theodore Trecker built on Hi-Mount in 1915.
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.
Published Aug. 6, 2019
While the beautiful and stately buff brick home at 2929 W. Highland Blvd., in the Concordia Neighborhood, is, these days, called the Gettelman Mansion, that name obscures the fact that it exists not because of any Gettelman family member, but, rather, because of a man named William Starke.
Published July 17, 2019
Driving along Walnut Street or Fond du Lac Avenue, you can't really miss the Running Rebels headquarters at 1300 W. Fond du Lac Ave., a triangular building that's held sway over its intersection for more than a century.
Published July 9, 2019
With 74 condo units, the Wisconsin Tower, 606 W. Wisconsin Ave., is part of the movement to bring more residents to Downtown, but long before folks moved their TVs and bedroom sets in to this former commercial building in 2006, the 22-story building had a vibrant life.
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