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VIP MKE: Saint Bernard in Tosa

Published Oct. 18, 2016

On Saturday, Nov. 5, the Archdiocese of Milwaukee swings open the doors to four parishes around Milwaukee to welcome the community in for behind the scenes tours and more. We're writing about all four parishes before the event. Today, we visit Saint Bernard in Tosa.


8 things you didn't know about The Basilica of St. Josaphat

Published Oct. 12, 2016

By now, most everyone knows that The Basilica of St. Josaphat, 2333 S. 6th St., was constructed from building materials salvaged when the Chicago Customs House and Post Office was demolished in 1896. But here are a few things you likely didn't know.


White House celebrates 125 years as a Bay View landmark

Published Sept. 26, 2016

One of the oldest watering holes in the city, the White House, 2900 S. Kinnickinnic Ave., is celebrating its 125th birthday on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 1-2 with drink specials, games, raffles, food and more, as well as a food drive for Hunger Task Force.


Materials salvaged by ReStore help fund Habitat's home construction work

Published Sept. 22, 2016

There was a time when removing a building was a dramatic affair: buildings imploded with a boom or were pounded by a wrecking ball. These days, thankfully, there's a growing approach that seeks to keep as much waste out of landfills and reuse and recycle as much material as possible.


Urban Spelunking: Baasen House/German YMCA

Published Sept. 20, 2016

Even in a neighborhood full of vintage architecture, there's no mistaking it. The Italianate Cream City Brick building at 1704 N. 4th St. looks old. If the area has had a long, varied history (and it has), then Baasen House is perfectly at home here.

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