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Urban spelunking: St. James Episcopal Church & Spring Street Burying Ground

Published Nov. 26, 2013

In the low, dimly lit space beneath St James Episcopal Church, 833 W. Wisconsin Ave., there's a hissing sound and a horizontal geyser of steam shooting out of a pipe. It immediately grabs your attention. Until you see the tall thin grave stone leaning up against a brick column. St. James is built atop the former Spring Street Burying Ground. They think all the human remains were removed when the church bought the property in 1850, but a few scattered headstones mark a lingering doubt.

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Milwaukee landscape is full of little landmarks

Published Jan. 25, 2013

Lately, I've been writing about a lot of famous Milwaukee buildings. Everyone knows City Hall and St. Josaphat and The Pabst Theater - important structures, one and all. That work got me thinking about how looking at the city's big landmarks has also opened my eyes to its little landmarks.

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10 great romanesque buildings in Milwaukee

Published Aug. 18, 2012

Milwaukee has a "look" when it comes to architecture. For a lot of folks that look is the romanesque, and more specifically Richardsonian romanesque, a late 19th century architectural revival. Milwaukee has its share of extant romanesque treasures, many designed by Koch, a Richardson disciple. Here are 10 of them.

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Urban Spelunking: Tiffany windows shine a light on St. Paul's beauty

Published March 18, 2012

As an inveterate traveler and art fiend, I find myself wandering around a lot of churches. That is, everywhere except in Milwaukee. The first stop on what may or may not become a tour of Milwaukee's historic and artistically significant houses of worship was St. Paul's Episcopal Church, which is notable for a number of reasons.

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