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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.

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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.

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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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10 must-see Doors Open MKE sites

Published Sept. 18, 2016

There's no better way to get a peek inside Milwaukee's most interesting - and often most historic - sites, many of them typically off limits to the public, than Historic Milwaukee Inc.'s annual Doors Open Milwaukee event. Here are 10 must-see sites.

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Urban spelunking: Faries-Rood tower house

Published Sept. 6, 2016

The Faries-Rood-Yale tower house at 3011 W. State St. is perhaps the most distinctive and recognizable houses in the city. It just might also be the oldest, too. Come inside as we take a look around and climb the five-story tower, too.

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