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7 beautiful Bay View buildings

Published Jan. 16, 2015

When I lived in Bay View for about seven years in the 1990s and early 2000s, I spent a lot of time walking. So, as you might expect, I have way more than seven, but here is one for each year I loved in the Oh-Seven.


Urban spelunking: Calvary Cemetery Chapel

Published Jan. 8, 2015

Perched atop a hill overlooking Mitchell Boulevard, just south of Bluemound Road is Erhard Brielmaier's 1899 Calvary Cemetery Chapel, a Romanesque cream city brick building that draws such big crowds during Doors Open Milwaukee that it is among the top 10 sites during the annual event. Let's take a look...


Urban spelunking: Lincoln Memorial Bridge & Water Tower Monument

Published Dec. 23, 2014

Tens of thousands of folks came out to see the 1926 dedication of the new Lincoln Memorial Bridge and Drive. Fifty years later, the bridge was crumbling and was soon replaced. But a few bits of it remain today on Milwaukee's East Side.


Urban spelunking: New life for the Avalon Theater

Published Dec. 18, 2014

There are lots of places you can catch "The Hobbit" or the new "Night at the Museum" film, but see them at the revamped Avalon Theater, which opens tonight, and you get a double feature: a movie and an early look at a revamped Milwaukee movie palace.

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