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Contest: Milwaukee's "golden" arches

Published Aug. 26, 2015

We're teaming with Historic Milwaukee Inc. on a photo contest to find the best pictures of Milwaukee's finest arches - recognizable (like City Hall's, for example) or not. Post your images to Facebook, Instagram or Twitter, using the hashtag #MKEarches and HMI executive director Stacy Swadish Kosmatka and I will select the best photo (according to us) on Friday, Sept. 4.


11 lost Milwaukee schoolhouses

Published June 22, 2015

Milwaukee is lucky to still have so many beautiful 19th century and early 20th century schoolhouses - designed by the most respected and talented Milwaukee architects of their day. But some have also been lost to time, thanks to fire, demolition or replacement. Here, excerpted from my 2012 book, "Historic Milwaukee Public Schoolhouses" - and augmented with a few more "bonus" gems - are 11 lost Milwaukee schoolhouses.


A mini Third Ward architectural walking tour, part 2

Published June 16, 2015

The Third Ward is not only a vibrant living museum of historic Milwaukee architecture, those buildings offer examples of work by all the greatest architects the city has produced. Follow me on a second mini walking tour of some of the neighborhood's most interesting gems.


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.


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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