We spied 32-year-old Lenny and Squiggy graffiti scrawled into the bricks backstage at The Pabst and we've explored boiler rooms in old schools. In a few days you'll read about a visit to the Eschweiler buildings on the County Grounds.
Today, I'm taking a tour of the Milorganite factory, and I've got a few more such visits in the queue, taking you behind the scenes and in rarely seen spaces in Brew City.
Where to next, folks? What do you want to see? Post your suggestions using the talkback feature below and I'll do my best to get to the places you want to peek at.
@robberrones i'd love to see pictures and a story about the swimming pool area at the Rave.
I have also recently heard that there are underground tunnels connecting houses/basements in certain parts of Tosa back during the bootlegger days.
1. The Ward Theatre building at Wood.
2. Henni Hall and the Salzmann Library on the St. Francis Seminary Grounds.
3. The secret 'ritual' room at the Scottish Rite Center
4. The old tunnels that branch out under the streets, houses and roads from the St.Francis Convent (27th & Greenfield); Up to old Mercy High School.
5. The reliquary at St. Josephat's.
Come on my Sept 29th Wine & Cheese Tour. It begins at the Clock Shadow Creamery, then a limo takes the group to Staller Estate Winery, Northleaf Winery, then Vetro Winery. Cheese tour, transportation, lunch with wine, and wine tastings are included. People can sign up at www.MidwestWineryTravel.com or call 414-614-9643
However, Bobby, your tour is on the house. . just call to confirm your inclusion.
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