Results tagged with 'Urban spelunking'
Published Feb. 20, 2017
Few homes have deeper roots than the one that goes on the market today. The two-story Italianate home located at 1851 N. 2nd St., in Brewers' Hill, was built in 1859, a mere 13 years after the City of Milwaukee was officially chartered.
Published Feb. 16, 2017
At the foot of Wisconsin Avenue, some Milwaukeeans recall, there stood a gorgeous red brick Romanesque Revival train station that many can't believe is gone (or ever even really existed). Thanks to Karl Bandow, here are some great old color photos of it.
Published Feb. 14, 2017
For years, many of us were conflicted when it came to the Renaissance Bookstore at 834 N. Plankinton Ave., Downtown. It was a place that was packed with books. Great! But it was also clearly too packed with books. Last week, we went inside to take a look.
Published Feb. 10, 2017
What a long strange trip it was. While theaters like the Downer and Oriental have venerable histories as long-running cinema houses, consider, if you will, the the more varied history of the now-dilapidated State Theater, 2616 W. State St. Originally a movie theater, the State has served a number of purposes - rock venue, prudish dance hall and strip club - in its nearly 100-year history.
Published Jan. 25, 2017
Bear Development is transforming Crane & Barkhausen's seven-story Richardson Romanesque Button Block into a 94-room Homewood Suites hotel. We went inside to see the changes it's undergoing and to look into the building's history.
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