Results tagged with 'Milwaukee history'
Published Aug. 19, 2016
Do you remember White Tower? The two generations of Milwaukee children who came Downtown to White Tower before the first McDonald's likely do. But 90 years after the first location opened on 15th and Wisconsin, few even know that White Tower ever existed.
Published Aug. 14, 2016
As the niece of Jim Dorn, founder of Your Place at 813 S. 1st St., Kim Schultz grew up in a world of fabulous bachelor uncles, disco 45s and light-up dance floors. In honor of Jim Dorn, and gay uncles everywhere, we'd like to share her story with you.
Published Aug. 9, 2016
By 1969, the old building at Water and St. Paul looked like just another Downtown dive waiting to be knocked down. Before being ravaged by fire and razed for parking, however, the Cross Keys had a long and colorful life, filled with disaster, violence and scandal.
Published July 26, 2016
A nagging gap on the Milwaukee sports history shelf has finally been filled with the publication of "Happy Felsch: Banished Black Sox Center Fielder," a biography of the homegrown icon and member of the infamous Black Sox World Series fix.
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.
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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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