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Urban spelunking: (Re)visiting the Wisconsin Gas flame

Published Aug. 6, 2013

Credit where credit is due: Molly Snyder was the first OnMilwaukee.comrade to ascend to the top of the Wisconsin Gas Light Building, 626 E. Wisconsin Ave., but I was offered a chance to get a tour, including climbing up to the flame, and I wasn't about to say no.


Urban spelunking: Digging into Wisconsin architectural history at MPL

Published June 20, 2012

Milwaukee has a rich history and, fortunately, a passion for preserving it, too. Take, for example the Wisconsin Architectural Archive, housed at the Milwaukee Public Library. Founded in 1975 by Thomas L. Eschweiler - yes, of THAT Eschweiler family - and a few others, the collection, housed within the Central Library's Art & Music department, archives more than 20,000 architectural drawings by nearly 500 Wisconsin architects.


Potter's legacy lives on at Gaenslen School

Published Feb. 12, 2012

Though Milwaukee's Gaenslen School - which currently has a special needs population approaching 50 percent - is named for Milwaukee's first orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Frederick J. Gaenslen, an argument could be made that it should have been called Potter School.

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