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Urban spelunking: MAM library in the Judge Jason Downer Mansion

Published Nov. 29, 2016

Thanks to the generosity of an anonymous donor, the beautiful Victorian Gothic Judge Jason Downer Mansion, 1201 N. Prospect Ave., is now something of a temple to art history, serving as the headquarters of the Milwaukee Art Museum's library. We go inside for a peek.

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Profiles in Milwaukee history: Architect & fireman Sebastian Brand

Published Nov. 22, 2016

There are countless Milwaukeeans who have left an indelible mark on the city, even though folks rarely utter their names. One of them is Sebastian Brand, a German immigrant firefighter and mason turned architect, who designed many firehouses. Meet him here.

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Urban spelunking: Brumder Mansion Bed & Breakfast

Published Nov. 17, 2016

There is no shortage of stories to tell about Milwaukee's Brumder Mansion, 3046 W. Wisconsin Ave. These days, the 1910 Arts & Crafts home on 31st and Wisconsin is a bed & breakfast with a theater. But there's a lot of history in the place, too.

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Urban spelunking: Hotel Wisconsin

Published Nov. 15, 2016

Hotel Wisconsin, 720 N. Old World Third St., is a survivor. While Downtown once brimmed with hotels of all stripes - from swanky to rundown, from residential to aimed at visitors - very few of them survive from the early part of the 20th century. This one does.

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11 things you'll find on the Hank Aaron State Trail

Published Nov. 8, 2016

The Hank Aaron State Trail is 12 miles of continuously connected bike and walking trails - some are on the street - that connects the lakefront with Milwaukee's West Side. I rode the section of the trail and here is some of what I found along the way.

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