Aug 15th, 2018 by Carl Baehr
Ethnic fights, ice harvesting, tub races, pigeon shooting and more.
Jul 24th, 2018 by Carl Baehr
First an Indian trail, then Janesville Plank Rd., then came a cemetery for 28 mayors.
Jul 11th, 2018 by Carl Baehr
The great street name purge of 1920s left in place the duplication of Washington names.
Jun 22nd, 2018 by Carl Baehr
Mitchell Park, Boulevard, airport, etc., all named after one family.
Mar 6th, 2017 by Carl Baehr
City’s only full-circle street near 58th and North has pie-shaped lots, oddly numbered addresses.
Feb 16th, 2017 by Carl Baehr
His greed led to the horrible Newhall House fire. Yet a street still bears his name.
Feb 2nd, 2017 by Carl Baehr
The lasting legacy of toy importer and German immigrant Adolph Meinecke.
Jan 24th, 2017 by Carl Baehr
Killing and injuring many in the 19th century. Then the streetcar arrived.
Jan 5th, 2017 by Carl Baehr
Wealthy businessmen Stephen Clement and Eber Ward founded Bay View, named many streets.
Dec 15th, 2016 by Carl Baehr
Louis Auer did all he could to promote more births by the “superior” races.
Dec 1st, 2016 by Carl Baehr
So does Aldrich St. But these were two wildly different transportation companies.
Nov 17th, 2016 by Carl Baehr
Falling Heath? Fairy Chasm? Port Sunlight? A short history of town’s oddest names.