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Bar Exam: Little Whiskey Bar Has Lots of It
Bar Exam

Little Whiskey Bar Has Lots of It

Whiskey, that is. Venerable South Side bar is attached to 1870 mansion.

City Streets: Runaway Horses Plagued Vliet Street
City Streets

Runaway Horses Plagued Vliet Street

Killing and injuring many in the 19th century. Then the streetcar arrived.

Danceworks Announces Rescheduled Date for Mad Hot Tap Competition
Press Release

Danceworks Announces Rescheduled Date for Mad Hot Tap Competition

Original Competition Was Postponed Due to Inclement Weather

Danceworks Announces December 17 Mad Hot Tap Competition
Press Release

Danceworks Announces December 17 Mad Hot Tap Competition

Expands Program to Full Year for First Time In Eleven Year History.

City Streets: Reservoir Ave. Was Font of City’s Water
City Streets

Reservoir Ave. Was Font of City’s Water

And part of street, now named Glover, celebrates the freeing of famed fugitive slave.

Yesterday’s Milwaukee: Milwaukee’s Canal, Mid 1860s
Yesterday’s Milwaukee

Milwaukee’s Canal, Mid 1860s

The canal was one mile long, but never grew as the company went bankrupt.

Yesterday’s Milwaukee: Milwaukee River Dam, 1850s
Yesterday’s Milwaukee

Milwaukee River Dam, 1850s

The dam was built to help create the proposed canal connecting city to the Mississippi.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Meet the New Grand Avenue
Eyes on Milwaukee

Meet the New Grand Avenue

From dead mall to vibrant city center, see the plan for Grand Avenue Mall

Yesterday’s Milwaukee: Jones Island Fishing Village, 1898
Yesterday’s Milwaukee

Jones Island Fishing Village, 1898

The settlement by Polish "Kashubes" even had a main street and a small beach.

City Streets: Ghost Markers of Milwaukee
City Streets

Ghost Markers of Milwaukee

College Ave., Court St., Pittsburgh Ave. and other names are for something gone -- or never there.

Yesterday’s Milwaukee: Wells Building, 1915
Yesterday’s Milwaukee

Wells Building, 1915

Built in 1902 by Daniel Wells, building still stands, but stripped of roofline ornamentation.

City Streets: State Street Had Three Names
City Streets

State Street Had Three Names

And once was the chief connection to Watertown Plank Rd, a road made of oak planks.

City Streets: Michigan Street Had a Mob Riot
City Streets

Michigan Street Had a Mob Riot

And a dispute involving the streetcar, which ultimately won the day.

Plenty of Horne: New Era for Riverside Theater
Plenty of Horne

New Era for Riverside Theater

Cool new retro marquee unveiled. And an ongoing project will upgrade the entire theater.

City Streets: Highland Was Known as “Sauerkraut Boulevard”
City Streets

Highland Was Known as “Sauerkraut Boulevard”

It was also Johnson St. and Prairie St. before its name changed.

City Streets: The History of Kilbourn Avenue
City Streets

The History of Kilbourn Avenue

Formerly Biddle and Cedar Streets, it was renamed and widened into grand civic lane.

Friday Photos: Walker’s Landing Takes Shape
Friday Photos

Walker’s Landing Takes Shape

It might be misnamed, but it's rising along the river, as our photos show.

Yesterday’s Milwaukee: Increase Lapham On The Case
Yesterday’s Milwaukee

Increase Lapham On The Case

Milwaukee's pioneer scientist was with famed photographer H.H. Bennett inspecting rock formations in the Dells in 1869.

Yesterday’s Milwaukee: Lakefront Looking North, 1880s
Yesterday’s Milwaukee

Lakefront Looking North, 1880s

Oh, what a view Juneau Park offered back then.

Friday Photos: Walker’s Landing Coming to Commerce Street
Friday Photos

Walker’s Landing Coming to Commerce Street

The $19.5 million, 133-unit apartment complex along the river will fill in one of the last developable pieces of land on the Beerline.

Yesterday’s Milwaukee: Spring Street Bridge, 1867
Yesterday’s Milwaukee

Spring Street Bridge, 1867

The street also known as Wisconsin Ave. exemplified the conflict between dueling developers on each side of the river.

Yesterday’s Milwaukee: Rock River Canal, 1860s
Yesterday’s Milwaukee

Rock River Canal, 1860s

The area which is now the Beerline, looking toward the Humboldt Ave. bridge, was once a canal.

Downtown History Presents Opportunity in Milwaukee

Downtown History Presents Opportunity in Milwaukee

Milwaukee needs to continue working to distinguish itself.

The Roundup: Lavender, Black and Green
The Roundup

Lavender, Black and Green

The Green Party’s national convention will be in Milwaukee this week, with voting by delegates to be held on Saturday. The big question: will the outfit endorse Ralph Nader? This vexing question will put Milwaukee, however briefly, once again in the national spotlight. The party has endorsed the formation of several subgroups including the Black […]