Results tagged with 'henry koch'
Published Jan. 17, 2013
It's amazing how close, and yet how unknown and misunderstood, the old Soldiers Home on the Veterans Administration Grounds - which is also home to Wood National Cemetery - still is to many Milwaukeeans. Join us as we take a look.
Published Jan. 15, 2013
Milwaukee is alive with history, and its many landmarks are woven seamlessly into the urban fabric. A great way to learn about the past is by exploring these places right under our noses where our forebears lived, worked and played. Many historic buildings have been re-purposed and now house office space or are private homes. Here are just a few places within the city limits where the past meets the present.
Published Sept. 4, 2012
By now I've seen Milwaukee from the top of the Allen-Bradley clocktower, the 41st floor of the U.S. Bank Building, the lantern atop the dome at St. Josaphat Basilica and even from a twin-engine plane I piloted over Downtown. I've even viewed City Hall tower from the roof of The Pabst Theater. But I've got to say, it's much more exhilarating to look down on Milwaukee from atop Henry Koch's most famous hometown creation.
Published Aug. 18, 2012
Milwaukee has a "look" when it comes to architecture. For a lot of folks that look is the romanesque, and more specifically Richardsonian romanesque, a late 19th century architectural revival. Milwaukee has its share of extant romanesque treasures, many designed by Koch, a Richardson disciple. Here are 10 of them.
Published June 20, 2012
Milwaukee has a rich history and, fortunately, a passion for preserving it, too. Take, for example the Wisconsin Architectural Archive, housed at the Milwaukee Public Library. Founded in 1975 by Thomas L. Eschweiler - yes, of THAT Eschweiler family - and a few others, the collection, housed within the Central Library's Art & Music department, archives more than 20,000 architectural drawings by nearly 500 Wisconsin architects.
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