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Milwaukee: America's City of Light?

Published April 6, 2017

Paris, schmaris. As Anthony said, "Let there be light." And more light. The Anthony is Anthony Crivello, Milwaukee native and Tony Award-winning actor. He has an idea to light up Milwaukee to identify its neighborhoods and beautify the city.

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Beautiful Kodachrome images of 1978 Walker's Point

Published Feb. 21, 2017

Because I know you love photos of old Milwaukee just as much as I do, here are more than a dozen Kodachrome images of Walker's Point, taken on May 21, 1978 by the late photographer Ray Szopieray, courtesy of Karl Bandow.

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Profiles in Milwaukee history: Architect & fireman Sebastian Brand

Published Nov. 22, 2016

There are countless Milwaukeeans who have left an indelible mark on the city, even though folks rarely utter their names. One of them is Sebastian Brand, a German immigrant firefighter and mason turned architect, who designed many firehouses. Meet him here.

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Washington High window restored

Published Oct. 28, 2016

Luckily, someone had the foresight to save the beautiful transom window from above the entrance to Washington High School. Taken out of storage, the window was recently restored and put back into an entrance facing Sherman Boulevard, thanks to the efforts of a number of people.

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Tyjeski's walking tour takes in East Side terra cotta

Published July 21, 2016

Walker's Point-based ceramics sculptor, teacher and architectural historian Ben Tyjeski is also a leader of walking tours around town; ones that focus on the city's terra cotta, the subject of a book he's working to get published. His next tour is on Sunday.

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