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William H. Sherman

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Yesterday’s Milwaukee: Broadway in Late 1860s
Yesterday’s Milwaukee

Broadway in Late 1860s

Then called Main St. and just south of Wisconsin, it boasted the Newhall House Hotel.

Yesterday’s Milwaukee: Last Days of Melms Brewery, 1869
Yesterday’s Milwaukee

Last Days of Melms Brewery, 1869

It would be taken over by the Pabst Brewery, soon to become a manufacturing colossus.

Yesterday’s Milwaukee: Chapman’s Second Store, 1870s
Yesterday’s Milwaukee

Chapman’s Second Store, 1870s

Located on E. Wisconsin and Milwaukee St., it was the city's premier department store, easily withstanding the Panic of 1873.

Yesterday’s Milwaukee: East Town and Second Courthouse, 1875
Yesterday’s Milwaukee

East Town and Second Courthouse, 1875

The modest skyline at the time was also dominated by St. John's Cathedral, before its first tower was replaced.

Yesterday’s Milwaukee: County Courthouse, Early 1870s
Yesterday’s Milwaukee

County Courthouse, Early 1870s

It was built by architect Leonard Schmidtner, who also built St. Stanislaus church. His courthouse would stand for 66 years.

Yesterday’s Milwaukee: Alexander Mitchell’s Conservatory, Mid-1870s
Yesterday’s Milwaukee

Alexander Mitchell’s Conservatory, Mid-1870s

The fabulously wealthy business man created an unusual, two-story conservatory within his home.

Yesterday’s Milwaukee: Exterior of Alexander Mitchell’s Mansion, Mid-1870s
Yesterday’s Milwaukee

Exterior of Alexander Mitchell’s Mansion, Mid-1870s

What would soon be known as Grand Avenue became a row of millionaires' mansions.

Yesterday’s Milwaukee: Newhall House, 1883, After the Fire
Yesterday’s Milwaukee

Newhall House, 1883, After the Fire

The fire killed 71 people but circus star Tom Thumb survived. The catastrophe became a sobering lesson for the city.

Yesterday’s Milwaukee: Newhall House, Late 1860s
Yesterday’s Milwaukee

Newhall House, Late 1860s

It was the largest and finest hotel in the West, a sign that Milwaukee was becoming a significant city.

Yesterday’s Milwaukee: Soldiers Home Fair, 1865
Yesterday’s Milwaukee

Soldiers Home Fair, 1865

Milwaukee joined a national movement to care for Civil War veterans, and this event helped raise money for the cause.

Yesterday’s Milwaukee: Sherman’s Photographic Gallery, 1867
Yesterday’s Milwaukee

Sherman’s Photographic Gallery, 1867

His stereoviews captured early Milwaukee and his studio was located near Wisconsin Ave. on what later became Broadway.