Results tagged with 'milwaukee preservation alliance'
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.
Published May 11, 2014
After a great event in Shorewood last year, the 33rd annual Spaces and Traces goes west on Saturday, May 17. This year, Washington Heights swings open its doors so that tour members can see more than a dozen homes and businesses in the West Side neighborhood.
Published Feb. 5, 2014
I have a special affinity for the old McKinley School, 2001 W. Vliet St., which has been owned by V.E. Carter Development, and according to the city's website, still is. But, now the building looks almost abandoned, with snow left unplowed and plywood over some of the windows. A city inspector says there's a raze order looming over the 1885 schoolhouse.
Published July 23, 2013
There's no better time to head out to what a lot of Milwaukeeans used to simply call "Wood, Wisconsin," for a tour of the grounds. Best of all, you can go anytime and the tour is free, if you have an Android or iPhone. That's because there's a walking tour app - which just may be the first of its kind in the state - that you can download free and use as an audio tour and map to the sprawling 90-acre grounds.
Published June 15, 2013
Milwaukee historic preservation advocate Dawn McCarthy explains the economic and environmental benefits of preserving our past.
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