Articles tagged with 'Milwaukee history'

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100 years ago, a Downtown blast killed nine Milwaukee police officers

Published Nov. 22, 2017

On Nov. 24, 1917, a bomb tore through the Milwaukee Police Department headquarters on the corner of Broadway and Wells, killing 10 people including nine police officers. It was the biggest loss of police life in a single incident in the U.S. until Sept. 11, 2001.

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16 bygone Milwaukee hotels

Published Nov. 14, 2017

Take a walk down memory lane - assuming you're old enough to remember any of the 14 old Milwaukee hotels.

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Help bring home the Goldmann's sign

Published Nov. 10, 2017

The sign from Milwaukee's iconic Goldmann's Department Store - which closed in 2007 - is for sale. Now, one Milwaukeean is working to bring it back to Brew City.

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5 postcards from Milwaukee's dining past

Published Oct. 9, 2017

The more you dig into Milwaukee's past, the less it looks like the place we all know today. While some things endure - in the world of dining, think of Mader's and Karl Ratzsch's, for example - the more things have changed. Here are some postcard images of eateries gone by, places your parents or grandparents, or even great-grandparents, might have celebrated a special occasion or just had a good meal.

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Where your grandparents ate & drank: 10 long-gone hangouts

Published Oct. 4, 2017

Restaurants and bars come and go. While some are long-lived, some burn brightly and briefly, others fizzle quickly. The result is that over the years the scene has changed here quickly. Thanks to the enduring life of old postcards, we can show you some places of the past.

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Committee accepts proposal to raze part of Gettelman Brewery

Published Sept. 24, 2017

A small cadre of residents and historians may have saved some of the last vestiges of the old Gettelman Brewery on Milwaukee's West Side, but not as much as it had hoped, Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service reports.

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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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Wisconsin Marine Historical Society keeps Great Lakes history afloat

Published Sept. 20, 2017

Tucked into the Frank P. Zeidler Humanities Room at the Central Library is a trove of data, photographs and objects detailing the maritime history of the Great Lakes. It is administered by the Wisconsin Marine Historical Society and it's there for you to explore.

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10 old Milwaukee names we can't stop saying

Published Aug. 8, 2017

Maybe we're just being subversive when we refer to local landmarks and institutions by their long-gone old names. Here are 10 that we hear a lot (plus a few bonus ones at the end). Anyone know where we can find a TYME Machine?