Carl Baehr
City Streets

Lisbon Ave. Should Have Been Called Merton

The plank road went beyond Lisbon to the Town of Merton, yet wasn’t named for it.

By - Aug 22nd, 2020 02:29 pm

The plank road went beyond Lisbon to the Town of Merton, yet wasn’t named for it. Back to the full article.

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2 thoughts on “City Streets: Lisbon Ave. Should Have Been Called Merton”

  1. frank a schneiger says:

    1955, July, Parkway Theatre, 35th and Lisbon, imposes lifetime ban on Paul and Frank, age 13, for chronic sneaking in and throwing JuJubes at the screen during Invasion of the BodySnatchers.

    1956, October, Father Gibbons tells congregation at St. Thomas Aquinas church (36th and Brown) that anyone who goes to the Parkway, 35th and Lisbon, to see the film Baby Doll will burn in hell for all eternity.

  2. blurondo says:

    “The words Deep Throat first appeared on the old iron marquee of the Parkway Theatre at 34th and Lisbon on Dec. 26, 1972. It was just another dirty movie playing at one of the city’s growing population of adult theaters. But soon enough, Milwaukee learned what Deep Throat was. The backlash that followed would make the film one of the most controversial—and one of the most lucrative—to ever unspool in the Cream City.” Mathew J. Prigge, The Shepherd Express, 12-30-2012.

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