Results tagged with 'ward theater'
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 Jan. 17, 2013
It's amazing how close, and yet how unknown and misunderstood, the old Soldiers Home on the Veterans Administration Grounds - which is also home to Wood National Cemetery - still is to many Milwaukeeans. Join us as we take a look.
Published Dec. 19, 2012
Henry Koch is among the most influential architects in Milwaukee history. In addition to many great public schools like Golda Meir and Eighth Street Schools, Koch designed such buildings at City Hall, The Pfister, Turner Hall, Gesu Church at Marquette, the newly refurbished Wells Building and the Ward Theater at the V.A.During the Civil War, Koch served as a draftsman under Gen. Philip Sheridan. While researching Koch, who died in Milwaukee in 1910, I discovered that a Canadian bookseller is offering Koch's Civil War diaries for sale for $12,000.