Results tagged with 'architecture'
Published Sept. 8, 2015
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. Historic Milwaukee has asked me to list some of my favorite sites included in this year's event and here they are, followed by a few of the sites that top my wish list.
Published Sept. 4, 2015
Recently, I encouraged you to submit photos of Milwaukee arches via social media for a contest to win a prize package from Historic Milwaukee Inc. I'm pleased to report that after consulting with Stacy Swadish, executive director of Historic Milwaukee, we have a winner.
Published July 10, 2015
For the past 15 years, Milwaukee nonprofit, WasteCap Resource Solutions has been working to not only keep building materials out of the dump, but also to conserve resources by reusing materials and, at the same time, provide employment and job training to Milwaukee residents. Now, it opens its new warehouse to the public.
Published June 30, 2015
On a recent afternoon in May, Amy Grau and Keith Stachowiak were invited to have lunch with the firefighters at Engine Co. 2, on 7th and Wells. It was an opportunity that could not be turned down.
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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I thought it might be fun for readers to find out how to build an igloo. They provide shelter and retain heat when frigid temperatures threaten human safety. Here is how: Step 1. Cut blocks from dry, hard, hard snow, using a snow saw or large knife. Each block should...
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