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Mandel's Echelon rising around the Eschweilers at the County Grounds

Published July 14, 2015

In 2012, I toured the surviving Alexander Eschweiler-designed Agricultural College buildings on the County Grounds, when their roofs gaped open to the stars - and the elements - and weeds encircled their exteriors. Despite talk of tearing them down, and an ongoing battle to save them from demolition, four of the buildings survive, even as six new apartment buildings are rising around them.

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11 lost Milwaukee schoolhouses

Published June 22, 2015

Milwaukee is lucky to still have so many beautiful 19th century and early 20th century schoolhouses - designed by the most respected and talented Milwaukee architects of their day. But some have also been lost to time, thanks to fire, demolition or replacement. Here, excerpted from my 2012 book, "Historic Milwaukee Public Schoolhouses" - and augmented with a few more "bonus" gems - are 11 lost Milwaukee schoolhouses.

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6 must-see Spaces & Traces Layton Boulevard sites

Published May 13, 2015

If you're champing at the bit for the next Doors Open MKE, you'll have to wait until September. But you can get your hometown exploration fix thanks to DOMKE's elder Historic Milwaukee Inc. sibling, Spaces and Traces, which is back for its 34th year this weekend.

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Urban spelunking: Charles Allis Art Museum

Published Nov. 11, 2014

The building that houses the Charles Allis Art Museum, 1630 E. Royall Pl., on Milwaukee's East Side was designed and built as a home, but in a sense it's also always served as an art museum. Built by a captain of industry, Charles Allis, the house -- designed by Alexander Eschweiler and built in 1909 -- was planned as more than a home for Eschweiler and his wife, Sarah. It was meant to be a showplace for their ever-growing collection of art.

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Urban spelunking: Wisconsin Telephone Co. Building

Published Sept. 10, 2013

Hard as it is to believe, there is one Downtown Milwaukee building that is basically hardwired to almost every building and residence in town. That is the Wisconsin Telephone Co. (now AT&T) Building at 722 N. Broadway. Recently, I got a quick tour of the building, which was designed by no less than Alexander Eschweiler.

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