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Want to participate in today's photo? Taken from unique angles, your task is to figure out which iconic Milwaukee building is in the photograph.
Want to participate in today's photo? Taken from unique angles, your task is to figure out which iconic Milwaukee building is in the photograph.

Day eight reveal: Postcards from Milwaukee

Inspired by the urban street photography featured in "Street Seen: The Psychological Gesture in American Photography 1940-1959" at the Milwaukee Art Museum, I will share a snapshot of a Milwaukee landmark each day for the 10 days leading up to "MAM After Dark"on March 12.

Yesterday's photo: The Grain Exchange or The Mitchell Building

Built in 1879, the Grain Exchange building, 225 E. Michigan St., is best known today for its large ballroom that serves as a wedding venue.

But at one time, it served as the hub of Wisconsin's grain market. Between 1950 and 1970, wheat was the area's chief product and it was in this building, that trading and inspecting took place.

Want to participate in today's photo? Taken from unique angles, your task is to figure out which iconic Milwaukee building is in the photograph. The pictures will start out easy but get progressively more challenging, so submit your best guess and check back daily to find yesterday's reveal. Ready to start? Just click here.

Click below to receive a coupon for $2 off admission to the Milwaukee Art Museum. Participate and you will be entered to win a prize pack featuring two free tickets to the Milwaukee Art Museum, two tickets to the "MAM After Dark" event on March 12 and a $50 gift card to Ward's House of Prime. The more you participate, the better chance you have to win.

"Street Seen," on view through April 25, examines post-World War II street photography in New York and offers an unforgettable look into a pivotal moment in our history. For more information, visit mam.org/streetseen.

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BayViewBadgerFan | March 11, 2010 at 4:55 p.m. (report)

I think it should be 1850 to 1870.

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Anne | March 11, 2010 at 2:17 p.m. (report)

The Grain Exchange is actually not in the Mitchell Building. It's in the neighboring Mackie Building. Both were designed by Edward Townsend Mix, but they're definitely separate buildings (though I believe they may be connected by a walkway).

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