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Today we're gonna party like it's 1914

Published June 12, 2014

The building in which I work, now called CityCenter, but built as the imposing headquarters of the First National Bank, celebrates the 100th anniversary of its opening today with a huge bash at the building, 735 N. Water St., and on the streets outside (weather permitting). Admission to the bash, which has three stages of live music, dancing, cocktails and more, is free, and it kicks off at 4 p.m.


Urban spelunking: The Milwaukee Club

Published Feb. 10, 2014

The secret's been out a long time, so I don't make any claims to it, of course, but you'd be forgiven for believing that the 1883 home of the Milwaukee Club, on the northeast corner of Jefferson and Wisconsin was the work of Milwaukee architect Edward Townsend Mix. I thought so, too, until I learned the truth on a recent tour.


Urban spelunking: City Center 735

Published Dec. 10, 2012

Renowned Chicago architect Daniel Burnham didn't do much work in Milwaukee, but his company's First National Bank building, was an immediate sensation. On the day it opened in April 1914, 10,000 Milwaukeeans came inside to check it out. Today, that building, at 735 N. Water St., is called City Center 735, and it again glistens like new.

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