Results tagged with 'Garfield Avenue School'
Published July 12, 2011
The thrill of "discovery" is what has made me eager to get some behind the scenes looks at some vintage Milwaukee school buildings. So you can imagine my eagerness when, last month, photographer Adam Horwitz and I got in to see two historic, but currently closed, MPS buildings: Garfield Avenue School and Philipp Elementary.
Published May 11, 2011
Like me, it seems that quite a few other folks are curious about and fascinated by old school buildings. The response to my blogs about the Henry Koch-designed Garfield Avenue School and Kagel Elementary were well-received and got me a number of e-mails and in-person comments. Those led to an afternoon of exploration.
Published May 3, 2011
Last week, I wrote about Garfield Avenue School, a lovely Romanesque Revival schoolhouse near 4th and North, that was designed by Henry C. Koch, who also designed City Hall, The Pfister Hotel, Turner Hall and Golda Meir School. The photo you see above, is Kagel Elementary, 1210 W. Mineral St., in Walker's Point.
Published April 28, 2011
When I drive past a building like the old Garfield Avenue School, 2215 N. 4th St., which I do a few times each week, I'm intrigued. Garfield is an especially lovely old building and one that appears to still be in pretty good shape. Because it was in use from it's construction in 1887 through 2006, it was maintained.
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