Results tagged with 'Milwaukee History'
Published July 13, 2016
Last week, Downtown welcomed a new hotel, SpringHill Suites. Fifty years ago this summer, the Commerce Building was also welcoming a new tenant, as the Ad Lib Nightclub opened at 323 W. Wells St., kicking off 10 years of non-stop, go-go drama.
Published July 12, 2016
My new favorite street name in Milwaukee: Port Sunlight Way. It's one I'd never encountered before until I started nosing around the Garden Homes neighborhood - originally organized as a planned community - on the North Side.
Published July 5, 2016
Milwaukee has had a nearly five-decade love affair with the Big Gig. We asked our friends at Summerfest to dig into their photo archives and select some images that best illustrate this mutual love-fest between Milwaukee and the world's largest music festival.
Published June 30, 2016
The 600 North block of Broadway may be sleepy today, but in times past, this was quite the sizzling strip, including the short-lived Pink Glove. Decades ahead of its time, it is believed to be one of the first "concept" gay bars in Milwaukee.
Published June 24, 2016
Behold the Clifton Tap, one of the city's earliest-known "gay bars" and the resident tavern of the ancient Clifton House Hotel. The Clifton Tap, 336 W. Juneau Ave., shared a block with what would later become the Sydney Hih Building. Let's learn more about it.
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Carmex. The medicated lip balm in small glass jars with the yellow cap. It is and has always been made in Milwaukee. Alfred Woelbing invented the concoction in the 1930's on his kitchen stove to alleviate cold sores. Woelbing (pronounced Well-bing) lived with his wife and children in Wauwatosa...
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