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Iron Block loses its scaffolding

Published June 17, 2013

After years of seeing the historic Iron Block building on Water and Wisconsin clothed in stark white paint - and most recently - hidden behind scaffolding - it's nice to see a subtler tone and a copper brown on the storefront and mezzanine levels.


Peek inside the North Point Water Tower

Published May 31, 2011

Ever since I was a kid, I wanted to get inside the majestic, fairytale-esque North Point Water Tower, located on an 80-foot bluff between North Lake Drive and Lake Michigan.


Local beer aficionado builds The Bomb Shelter

Published Feb. 1, 2008

The Bomb Shelter is a beer-centric bar that pays tribute to the classic corner varieties that flourished during a time when locally-brewed beer seeped from the city's pores.


Cream City Brick: Building blocks of Milwaukee

Published Jan. 22, 2008

When immigrants built Milwaukee, they used Cream City Brick to do it. The unique, resilient brick has become a status symbol and a link to the city's heritage.


Cream City brick built Milwaukee's name

Published Nov. 19, 2004

We're "Brew City" because of beer, that's a given. But "Cream City?" There are plenty of references like the Cream City Cycle Club. And the cream in question is not whipped and served inside a pastry at the State Fair, but rather in solid, brick form.

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