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Urban spelunking: Regano's Roman Coin bowling lanes

Published April 15, 2014

Milwaukee is awash in rumors about secret bowling alleys, hidden tunnels and former rooming houses. But in the case of Regano's Roman Coin, a family-owned bar at 1004 E. Brady St., it's true. Well, most of it.


Urban spelunking: St. Paul's tower speaks volumes without making a sound

Published April 7, 2014

Nothing beats a new perspective. That's part of the fun of climbing to the roofs and towers of local buildings - to get a fresh look at a familiar city. Those visits and climbs almost always also offer a different take on the building itself. Take St. Paul's Episcopal Church on the corner of Knapp and Marshall Streets, erected in 1883 to the plans of Edward Townsend Mix. I climbed its tower recently and got a new look at Milwaukee and St. Paul's.


Milwaukee ruins: Layton School & Gordon Park bath house

Published April 2, 2014

Sometimes hidden, sometimes in plain site in parks, along roadsides, at the lakefront, are remnants of Milwaukee's past scattered. While Milwaukee has preserved parts of its past built environment, many buildings and bridges and other structures have long disappeared. Meanwhile, stray bits of that past can still be seen. Here are a few...


An architectural Ringer?

Published March 28, 2014

Yesterday, I stumbled upon a 1926 article about the earliest architects working in Milwaukee. One sentence particularly caught my attention.


Urban spelunking: Town of Lake Water Tower and Municipal Building

Published March 18, 2014

You may not know its name, but you've seen the Town of Lake Water Tower and Municipal Building, 4001 S. 6th St. - I guarantee it. The nine-story unpainted concrete tower, with its domed top, is the most recognizable landmark on Milwaukee's South Side between the airport and the dome of St. Josaphat.

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