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Urban spelunking: Milwaukee Theatre & Milwaukee Arena

Published April 9, 2015

The way we see the world is all a matter of perspective, of point of view. Take, for example, the Milwaukee Theatre. Whenever I go inside, I rue the loss of the Auditorium's arcaded interior. On a recent tour of the both the Milwaukee Theatre and the adjacent Arena -- which I may always call the Auditorium and MECCA Arena (sorry, I can't stop myself) -- I was surprised to see how much of the auditorium remains in place.


Repairs begin at the old Soldiers' Home

Published June 12, 2014

Today, The National Trust for Historic Preservation and the Milwaukee Preservation Alliance (MPA) announced repairs will begin on a number of historic buildings on the sprawling grounds of the Milwaukee Soldiers Home Historic District, which I featured in a spelunking story last year.


A look back at the disappeared Dover Street School

Published May 2, 2014

As the debate about the future of the currently idle Dover Street School building in Bay View continues, we take a look at what the building was intended to look like and how it changed.


Urban Spelunking: Grand Avenue Congregational/Irish Cultural & Heritage Center

Published May 1, 2014

If you look closely at the stained glass windows in the former Grand Avenue Congregational Church, 2133 W. Wisconsin Ave., you'll spy little green shamrocks amid the variegated designs. Deem it a sign, or a divine prediction, or perhaps just coincidence. But whatever you call it, the Irish Cultural and Heritage Center has found itself a stunning Victorian Romanesque home, designed by one of the most respected architects in Milwaukee history.

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