20: The Great Saloon Era

Saloons and taverns have forever been a place of nostalgia and socialization. As such, Milwaukee’s unique building stock is due in part to the breweries that have earned us the moniker, Brew City. Between the 1880s and 1907, Milwaukee’s breweries … Continued

19: Shenanigans

View Larger Map The unassuming building at the corner of North Arlington Place and Brady Street has a long history dating to the start of the Polish neighborhood that once thrived between Brady Street and the river. St. Hedwig was … Continued

18: Sherman Perk

Recently I had the pleasure of attending Ex Fabula’s Terminal Milwaukee Event at Sherman Perk Coffee Shop, 4924 West Roosevelt Drive. A former gas station turned coffee shop, the venue was selected for its incredible community history and role in … Continued

17: Turner Hall Ballroom

In the vein of promoting great adaptive reuses that participate in our everyday, or at least every-weekend lives, I look to Turner Hall. A building that is of great significance to Milwaukee’s German heritage, the Turner Society, social and political … Continued

16: The Avalon

View Larger Map Milwaukee once boasted a grand array of movie palaces: the Princess, the Butterfly, the Zenith; each complete with a dazzling marquee and elaborately lit sign to draw in the crowds. The movie theater became the social hub … Continued

14: Newspaper Row

On the north side East Mason between Water Street and Broadway, at 216-222 East Mason Street, two buildings stand to attest to what was once referred to as Newspaper Row. The block between Water and Broadway once contained the headquarters … Continued

Day 13: Sunrise

Sunrise is the sort of place I have in mind when I talk about buildings that are a part of our daily lives. Countless people pass by the neighborhood market while commuting via Locust Street, a continual succession of neighborhood … Continued

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