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When Benjamin Castle ruled Milwaukee's Gold Coast

Published Sept. 19, 2016

On Feb. 4, 1963, two Milwaukee mansions had their dates with destiny. One distinctive mansion lives on as the otherworldly Villa Terrace Museum. Its contemporary, the David Benjamin mansion, was not quite so lucky.

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10 must-see Doors Open MKE sites

Published Sept. 18, 2016

There's no better way to get a peek inside Milwaukee's most interesting - and often most historic - sites, many of them typically off limits to the public, than Historic Milwaukee Inc.'s annual Doors Open Milwaukee event. Here are 10 must-see sites.

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What ever happened to White Tower?

Published Aug. 19, 2016

Do you remember White Tower? The two generations of Milwaukee children who came Downtown to White Tower before the first McDonald's likely do. But 90 years after the first location opened on 15th and Wisconsin, few even know that White Tower ever existed.

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Gay Uncles Day celebrates history's unsung heroes

Published Aug. 14, 2016

As the niece of Jim Dorn, founder of Your Place at 813 S. 1st St., Kim Schultz grew up in a world of fabulous bachelor uncles, disco 45s and light-up dance floors. In honor of Jim Dorn, and gay uncles everywhere, we'd like to share her story with you.

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