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Milwaukee History - June 27, 2017
Urban Spelunking: Marquette's Varsity Theater
Surely, too many of Milwaukee's grand old movie houses are gone. But there are also a few survivors that many of us rarely notice. One of them is the gorgeous Art Deco Varsity Theater, 1326 W. Wisconsin Ave., now more formally known as Marquette's Holthusen Hall.
Milwaukee History - June 20, 2017
Urban Spelunking: Benjamin Church House
Lately, I've been nosing around old houses in Milwaukee. I mean, really old houses. This time, we go inside the oldest surviving Milwaukee house: Benjamin Church House, begun in 1843 on 4th and Court Streets, across from where Golda Meir School now stands.
Milwaukee History - June 6, 2017
Urban Spelunking: Bahn Frei Turner Hall & Ron-De-Voo Ballroom
These days Turner Hall means a very specific building on 4th Street between State and Highland. But a century ago, you'd have had to be more specific, because there were at least two other Turner halls. Here, we take a look inside one.
Milwaukee History - May 30, 2017
Urban Spelunking: 1854 William Howard House
William Howard House in Walker's Point may not be the oldest home in town, but it's pretty close. And, best of all, it's beautifully preserved and, if you're in the market for a real vintage classic, it's for sale.
Bars & Clubs - May 15, 2017
Urban Spelunking: Landmark Lanes, which celebrates 90 years this week
Amid the many changes on the East Side, there are some places that have remained gloriously unchanged. One of those places is Landmark Lanes, 2220 N. Farwell Ave., which celebrates its 90th birthday this week with a party on Wednesday, May 17 from 5 until 7 p.m.