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10 must-see Doors Open MKE sites

Published Sept. 24, 2017

There's no better way to get a peek inside Milwaukee's most interesting - and often most historic - sites, many of them typically off limits to the public, than Historic Milwaukee Inc.'s annual Doors Open Milwaukee event. Here are 10 must-see sites.

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Urban spelunking: Milwaukee Breakwater Lighthouse

Published Sept. 20, 2017

Do you ever wonder what it was like for the men who landed on the moon to stand on the cratered surface and look back at the Earth; to be the only folks alive to know the feeling of being out at a place that everyone can see but that no one gets to visit and look back from? I imagine it's much like a visit to the breakwater lighthouse felt - though obviously to the Nth degree - on a recent trip out there on a Coast Guard Aids to Navigation boat.

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Urban Spelunking: A Lafarge cement ship

Published Sept. 19, 2017

We took to the drink for a tour of a Lafarge cement ship docked at Jones Island in the Port of Milwaukee to unload "powder" from Lafarge's cement operation in Alpena Mich., before heading out onto the lake for a stop at Grand Haven on its way back up to Alpena.

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Urban Spelunking: North Point Lighthouse

Published Sept. 19, 2017

Long before there was an East Side, there was a North Point Lighthouse. Today the beacon tower sits surrounded by trees in Lake Park, where it is open as a museum, as well as enduring Milwaukee landmark. Let's go inside.

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Urban Spelunking: Milwaukee Rescue Mission & former Girls' Tech High

Published Sept. 14, 2017

There's something about a beautiful building that was constructed not to boost an ego or to glorify a product or personality, but rather to serve the community. There's something even more glorious about a building like this that is still serving Milwaukee 132 years later.

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