Results tagged with 'edward townsend mix'
Published April 7, 2014
Nothing beats a new perspective. That's part of the fun of climbing to the roofs and towers of local buildings - to get a fresh look at a familiar city. Those visits and climbs almost always also offer a different take on the building itself. Take St. Paul's Episcopal Church on the corner of Knapp and Marshall Streets, erected in 1883 to the plans of Edward Townsend Mix. I climbed its tower recently and got a new look at Milwaukee and St. Paul's.
Published Dec. 19, 2013
I still like to call it "the old Mitchell place," but, to be fair, the elaborate, historic house behind the gate at 900 W. Wisconsin Ave. has been inhabited by the Wisconsin Club far longer than by Alexander Mitchell, who built the place. The earliest part of the house was erected in 1848 but it's undergone many changes over the years.
Published Oct. 4, 2013
MPS will hold a meeting so community members can share their ideas and opinions on the future of Dover Street School, Wednesday, Oct. 9, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Bay View Middle and High School, 2751 S. Lenox St.
Published Aug. 9, 2013
Spite houses are a pretty common occurrence; common enough that Wikipedia even has a page for them. Milwaukee's most famous spite house was built by the still-famous Judge Jason Downer on the lower East Side and still stands at 1223 N. Prospect Ave.
Published July 23, 2013
There's no better time to head out to what a lot of Milwaukeeans used to simply call "Wood, Wisconsin," for a tour of the grounds. Best of all, you can go anytime and the tour is free, if you have an Android or iPhone. That's because there's a walking tour app - which just may be the first of its kind in the state - that you can download free and use as an audio tour and map to the sprawling 90-acre grounds.
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