Results tagged with 'milwaukee history'
Published Oct. 7, 2016
Restaurants come and go and Milwaukee has had countless eateries across its nearly two centuries of history as an urban place. Here are some images of a few of them. Some you may remember, others may have faded like a ghost sign on an old Downtown building.
Published Oct. 3, 2016
For over 125 years, there has always been a gathering place at the corner of Plankinton and Wisconsin. If the walls of today's Empire Building could talk, they would tell stories of nightlife empires rising and falling, formidable fortunes made and lost, and the brave and foolish gamblers who made history happen.
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.
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.
Published Aug. 31, 2016
Although there isn't much groundbreaking at Jefferson and Mason today, the groundbreaking legacy of the Ambrosia House - the city's first full-service vegetarian restaurant - has never been more alive in Milwaukee.
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Carmex. The medicated lip balm in small glass jars with the yellow cap. It is and has always been made in Milwaukee. Alfred Woelbing invented the concoction in the 1930's on his kitchen stove to alleviate cold sores. Woelbing (pronounced Well-bing) lived with his wife and children in Wauwatosa...
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