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Architectural gems "haunted" by schoolhouse echoes

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.


Brown Street to Groppi High: A look at vintage school buildings

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.


1891 Walker's Point school salutes Albert Kagel

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.


Quiet Garfield Avenue School is an architectural treasure

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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