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New owner transforming former Finney Library into arts incubator

Published Oct. 6, 2015

Furniture maker Matt Bohlmann, who bought the long-vacant Finney Library in the Sherman Park historic district last March, has made progress renovating the building that will become his studio and an arts incubator. In addition, according to a Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service report, Bohlmann has recruited prominent local artist Reginald Baylor to become his first tenant.


Common Ground mounts campaign to oppose public funding for Bucks arena

Published June 17, 2015

Sherman Park resident Frank Finch III and a crowd of Common Ground supporters climbed the stairs of City Hall Wednesday morning to deliver the signatures of 460 residents to the office of District 7 Ald. Willie Wade. The petition, according to a report from Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service, urged Wade "to deal with the blighted conditions of the homes in his district" before supporting public funding for a new Milwaukee Bucks arena.


Owner seeks nonprofit to purchase Sherman Boulevard auction house

Published April 29, 2015

Standing on the trash-sprinkled front steps of the Schrager Auction Galleries, 2915 N. Sherman Blvd., Wolfgang Rosenau recalls the deathbed conversation he had with the building's late owner, auctioneer Al Schrager. It was September 2013 when Schrager, by then too weak to speak, squeezed the hand of Rosenau, his friend and fellow antiques dealer, acknowledging Rosenau's promise to help find a suitable owner for his beloved auction house.

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