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Urban spelunking: Charles Allis Art Museum Image

Urban spelunking: Charles Allis Art Museum

The building that houses the Charles Allis Art Museum, 1630 E. Royall Pl., on Milwaukee's East Side was designed and built as a home, but in a sense it's also always served as an art museum. Built by a captain of industry, Charles Allis, the house -- designed by Alexander Eschweiler and built in 1909 -- was planned as more than a home for Eschweiler and his wife, Sarah. It was meant to be a showplace for their ever-growing collection of art.

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UWM Student Journalists Win 2014 SPJ Awards

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Gun waiting period debate
Wisconsin law requires a 48-hour waiting period to purchase a handgun. Gov. Scott Walker has announced he would support a measure that will eliminate that waiting period. He made his pledge to the National Rifle Association.
11 dead and buried clubs
Sadly, there is plenty of parking on the dancefloor in Downtown Milwaukee these days. Hard as it is to believe now, there have been a number of happening rock and roll joins in the heart of the city over the years. Here are a few of them...
Constructing horses
Wendy Christensen, the Milwaukee Public Museum's taxidermist / artist, is best known for her recreation of Samson, the beloved gorilla from the Milwaukee County Zoo. Most recently, however, she constructed two life-sized, detailed Arabian horses for the museum's new exhibit, "Crossroads of Civilization."
Isolation Hospital
While today, Milwaukee Health Department's Southside Health Center, 1639 S. 23rd St., is a bright, cheery neighborhood clinic offering health advice, free immunizations and the like, this was once South View Hospital, built as an isolation facility for folks suffering from brutal contagious diseases.

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