Milwaukeeâ€™s Historic Third Ward gets some nice love this week in a cool slide show on nytimes.com. Â
Hereâ€™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 â€” mostly Italian and Irish â€” settled in the Third Ward, thanks to its proximity to the cityâ€™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 cityâ€™s Little Italy, by the 1960s, expressway construction through the area sent many of its remaining residents packing."
Ryan Braunâ€™s Graffito, Hot Pop, Spin Milwaukee, The Home Market and Cafe Benelux are featured in the slide show content piece. Â