Milwaukee’s Grand Avenue
For much of the twentieth century, Wisconsin Avenue was the entertainment and retail center of the city.
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4 thoughts on “City Streets: Milwaukee’s Grand Avenue”
Enjoyed your website. I’m interested in Old Milwaukee. Although I live a thousand miles away, family has been in the area for several generations. Great grandparents had several restaurants downtown starting in the early 1880’s. One was at the corner of 2nd and Grand Ave and I keep wondering what’s there now. Have many old photos. Maybe you could help? Brigit
Can anyone tell me in what ward of 1900 census of Milwaukee, 606 Grand Ave. was located?
Greetings! I am seeking photos of a building at 222 Grand Ave. In 1892 it was apparently owned by Cornelius, John, and Richard De Blaey. The 3 brothers opened a restaurant at that location called “The De Blaey Brother’s Restaurant.” I got that information from the Milwaukee directory. It looks as if they lived there also. I was able to find a photo of a large building at that location but it was from several decades earlier. I also have a diagram of the buildings on that block but it does not mention what businesses are represented.
John De Blaey was my Great-great Grandfather. This is why I’m interested in this information. The Milwaukee Historical Society does not have the photo. I already checked.
Nancy De Blaey-Thorgaard
606 Grand Avenue was in the Fourth Ward in 1900. The address no longer exists but it would have been just west of N. Sixth Street on W. Wisconsin Avenue