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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.


An unexpected detour on the County Grounds spurs reflection

Published May 28, 2013

Out for a walk this weekend on the County Grounds, I came across the old Milwaukee County Asylum Cemetery. Considering how many folks were walking, jogging and biking past the little stand of trees with a mulch path, a couple benches and a historical marker, many of you have seen it, too.


Urban spelunking: Eschweiler buildings on the County Grounds

Published Sept. 18, 2012

From the view I usually have of them, the four remaining Agricultural College buildings designed by Alexander Eschweiler and erected in 1911-12, are a mystery. They're perched above Swan Boulevard in a position that suggests respect. But they're also obscured from the road because they're peeking out from trees and overgrown tangles of weeds, lurking like escaped prisoners hiding from their fate.


Delays and freebies for County politicos

Published Dec. 11, 2009

It's been quite a week for environmental issues, the agencies that deal with them on our behalf and for we taxpayers in these here parts.

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