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City Streets: Jefferson Street Became Asphalt Showcase
City Streets

Jefferson Street Became Asphalt Showcase

Charles Pfister spent his own money to pave the street abutting his hotel in the new style.

Yesterday’s Milwaukee: Menomonee Hotel, Late 1860s
Yesterday’s Milwaukee

Menomonee Hotel, Late 1860s

One of earliest hotels, near what is now Plankinton and Wisconsin, was modest indeed.

City Streets: The History of Plankinton Avenue
City Streets

The History of Plankinton Avenue

Once West Water St., it’s pretty short but long on history.

Yesterday’s Milwaukee: Plankinton Arcade, 1925
Yesterday’s Milwaukee

Plankinton Arcade, 1925

The Plankinton Arcade sits on the site of the former Plankinton House Hotel.

Yesterday’s Milwaukee: Inside the Plankinton House Hotel, 1908
Yesterday’s Milwaukee

Inside the Plankinton House Hotel, 1908

Two historic views of the Plankinton House Hotel's impressive interior.

Yesterday’s Milwaukee: Plankinton House Hotel, 1889
Yesterday’s Milwaukee

Plankinton House Hotel, 1889

The Plankinton House hotel once sat on prime real estate.