Results tagged with 'Urban spelunking'
Published May 10, 2013
A plan emerged last year to bring new life to the Prospect Mall on the East Side. Developer Robert Joseph is tearing the building - erected in 1912 as a Pierce-Arrow automobile dealership - down to the bones to create first floor retail and parking, with a four-story residential tower perched diagonally on the roof. We got a peek inside yesterday.
Published April 25, 2013
Who doesn't love an old firehouse? Like you, I once thought it would be cool to live in an old one. You know, big open-concept place with high ceilings, history inscribed in every detail. Plus, you could slide down the brass pole to get to breakfast quickly. The decommissioned Milwaukee Fire Department Fire House, Ladder Company No. 5, at 1945 N. Bartlett Ave., is one of those old places I've long suspected was ripe for such a conversion.
Published March 5, 2013
If you visit the Domes fairly regularly with some inquisitive little minds, as I do, you'll have found yourself stumped by a number of questions you can't answer. Armed with some of those questions, I got a behind the scenes tour of the Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory, better known to all Milwaukeeans as The Domes.
Published Feb. 8, 2013
So much of why we love a bar is because of its location, its atmosphere, its history. That being the case, Best Place - located in the former Pabst Brewery - just might be my new favorite bar.
Published Jan. 17, 2013
It's amazing how close, and yet how unknown and misunderstood, the old Soldiers Home on the Veterans Administration Grounds - which is also home to Wood National Cemetery - still is to many Milwaukeeans. Join us as we take a look.
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