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Urban spelunking: Former North Milwaukee Fire Station & Town Hall

Published April 17, 2017

I was lucky enough to get a peek inside the former North Milwaukee Fire Station & Town Hall - which is owned by the city and has also served as a ward sanitation yard and an MFD firehouse - last year. And, of course, I want to take you along with me.


Urban spelunking: Riverwest's La Lune Collection

Published April 6, 2017

Industrial buildings with a touch of architectural grace are the perfect shared home, I think, for the Florentine Opera Company and La Lune Collection, a small business carrying on Milwaukee's manufacturing and immigrant traditions.


Tied houses helped Miller grow and survive Prohibition

Published April 2, 2017

Despite the fact that Miller was the smallest of Milwaukee's big four brewers early in the 20th century, it was a big-time player in tied houses. As important as that real estate was in selling beer, it also helped the brewery survive Prohibition and the Depression.


Urban spelunking: Kneisler's 126-year-old White House tavern

Published March 23, 2017

A lot has changed in Milwaukee over the years, and especially in Bay View. But one thing that's remained constant for nearly 126 years is the white clapboard tavern on the corner of Ellen Street, where Kinnickinnic Avenue bends off to the right.

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