Michael Horne
Plenty of Horne

Will Historic Building in Third Ward Be Saved?

Third Ward review board defers decision on Historic Designation. And Milwaukee now has a Croatian sister city.

By - May 15th, 2015 12:22 pm
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4 thoughts on “Plenty of Horne: Will Historic Building in Third Ward Be Saved?”

  1. Jessica says:

    ” Kovac, by the way, noted that shares the same name”
    “Last week, on May 7, Kovac held a fundraiser May 7th”

    Does anybody proofread anything here?

  2. mbradleyc says:

    I’m telling you, do that building up right. Restore it properly, make it an authentic Irish Pub, meaning real food and beer, etc., both traditional and contemporary bands on all the important nights, Friday, Saturday and all the rest, and it will become a landmark.

    Don’t waste this opportunity.

  3. Marie says:

    I don’t know the state of this building, but what mbradleyc says makes sense. There are now many new big boxy buildings in the Historic Third Ward, many that look alike. Preserving a few buildings like this could keep the “historic” aspect flourishing.

    Some urbanist scholars have written about how reusing some of MKE’s old buildings with character, including divey ones, has created urban “authenticity” here, which has driven further development and revitalization.

    Maybe tax breaks could help. But if the owners are determined to raze the building, that may not be enough incentive.

  4. Brian D. says:

    Make it the old Wreck Room like it was successfully for 20 years! Too small for a restaurant. Perfect for a bar. No we do not need any more Irish Pubs in that area. The third ward has been gentrified and the gays forced out. We all need to coexist together. We’ve been doing it in the third ward for years with no problems. Well one or two……. I vote restore its significant LGBT history.

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