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Urban Spelunking: Calvary Presbyterian Church

Published March 26, 2015

I was a little disappointed the first time I stepped into Henry Koch's 1870 Calvary Presbyterian Church - that soaring red building on 10th and Wisconsin. The sanctuary has been completed remodeled and modernized. The pews are gone, replaced by stacks of movable chairs. The wooden chancel isn't ornately adorned as one might expect in a 150-year-old church, and the new hardwood floors gleam rather than creak with accumulated history. But, then, Pastor Mark McDonough converted me.

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Urban Spelunking: Milwaukee Fire Dept.'s Engine Co. 1

Published Feb. 27, 2015

You'll be unsurprised to hear that visiting interesting Milwaukee buildings of all kinds leads to meeting all kinds of similarly interesting Milwaukeeans. But, when I visited Milwaukee Fire Dept.'s Engine 01, 784 N. Broadway, recently, the folks I met there were at least as interesting than the building itself.

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Garfield School proposals released

Published Jan. 8, 2015

Months after the City requested proposals to redevelop a group of properties on 4th and North, including the Henry Koch-designed former Garfield Avenue School and the building that housed America's Black Holocaust Museum, two plans have emerged.

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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.

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5 random photos of the Milwaukee landscape

Published June 3, 2014

Quite an alluring headline, right? Let me explain. I'm an inveterate photo snapper, thanks to the iPhone. I see something, anything, interesting in the Milwaukee landscape and I think, "that might be a good story." But I take way more pictures than I can ever write about.

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