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15 behind the scenes photos at The Pabst Mansion

Published July 21, 2015

Come with me to see the progress on the restoration of The Pabst Mansion's third floor and also peek into the basement and attic, and experience the view from the roof of this Milwaukee landmark.

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10 essential books about Milwaukee

Published April 19, 2015

The local interest section in Milwaukee's bookshops are not overflowing with titles, it's true. But there are some good books that offer insights into our city and are essential reads for Milwaukeeans and also make great gifts for visitors, family and friends that have moved out of town and for yourself!

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Wisconsin books: Eastberg brings Pabst Farms back to life

Published Jan. 5, 2015

Historian John Eastberg dishes up "Pabst Farms: The History of a Model Farm," published in a stunningly lavish hardcover edition distributed by the University of Wisconsin Press, Marquette contributes a "Bibliography of Metropolitan Milwaukee," Calie Herbst has advice for moms (and dads), and more...

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Milwaukee ruins: Layton School & Gordon Park bath house

Published April 2, 2014

Sometimes hidden, sometimes in plain site in parks, along roadsides, at the lakefront, are remnants of Milwaukee's past scattered. While Milwaukee has preserved parts of its past built environment, many buildings and bridges and other structures have long disappeared. Meanwhile, stray bits of that past can still be seen. Here are a few...

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Lavish "Layton's Legacy" chronicles enduring gift of art

Published Sept. 24, 2013

In a sense, the story of Frederick Layton is the story of art in Milwaukee. Not only was the English immigrant meat-packer one of Milwaukee's first serious art collectors, he was also among the first to pony up to build a civic art gallery - the Layton Art Gallery on Jefferson Street - to allow the public access to his collection. That gallery also had an important local art school attached and, while the gallery morphed into the Milwaukee Art Museum, strands of the school are woven into the history of Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design.

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