Milwaukee’s Historic Third Ward gets some nice love this week in a cool slide show on nytimes.com.
Here’s what Stephanie Davila says in her intro about the Downtown neighborhood, "Milwaukee, a city best known for its blue-collar roots, an artistic side is starting to emerge, particularly in an area known as the Third Ward. In the mid-19th century, the port city was known for its high volume of wheat trade before becoming a machine shop for the world. Immigrants — mostly Italian and Irish — settled in the Third Ward, thanks to its proximity to the city’s docks and factories. In 1892, a huge fire destroyed most of the neighborhood. Though it made a modest comeback over the next decades as the city’s Little Italy, by the 1960s, expressway construction through the area sent many of its remaining residents packing."
Ryan Braun’s Graffito, Hot Pop, Spin Milwaukee, The Home Market and Cafe Benelux are featured in the slide show content piece.