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City Streets: Hawley Rd. Honors First Register of Deeds
City Streets

Hawley Rd. Honors First Register of Deeds

Cyrus Hawley got rich on real estate and was an opponent of immigrant militia companies.

City Beat: Milwaukee’s Irish History with Carl Baehr
City Beat

Milwaukee’s Irish History with Carl Baehr

Milwaukee historian Carl Baehr joins the show to discuss the Cream City's Emerald Isle connections.

City Streets: The Complicated History of Highway 100
City Streets

The Complicated History of Highway 100

Part of it was “Lovers Lane,” all of it made a 38-mile bypass of the city.

The Many Giveaways of Urban Milwaukee

The Many Giveaways of Urban Milwaukee

Our members were eligible for huge number of deals in 2018, with even more coming in 2019. Check out the list.

City Streets: Spencer Tracy Lived on Logan Avenue
City Streets

Spencer Tracy Lived on Logan Avenue

Future Hollywood star grew up on street created in 1880s, named after Civil War general.

Check Out Milwaukee Museum Week

Check Out Milwaukee Museum Week

Unique new partnership of 17 groups showcases city's wide range of cultural offerings.

City Streets: Howard Avenue’s History Is Tangled Tale
City Streets

Howard Avenue’s History Is Tangled Tale

It all began when this New Yorker named James Howard came here in the 1830s.

Free Irish History Book For New Members

Free Irish History Book For New Members

Free for new Urban Milwaukee members: Carl Baehr's 'History of the Irish in Milwaukee."

Available Now: New Book Captures City’s Irish History
Available Now

New Book Captures City’s Irish History

Buy it before the event. Author Carl Baehr will present, read from book at November 13th event.

New Book Captures City’s Irish History

New Book Captures City’s Irish History

Author Carl Baehr will present, read from book at November 13th event.

City Streets: Swan Boulevard Created By a Deer Hunter
City Streets

Swan Boulevard Created By a Deer Hunter

Emery Swan came here in 1837. Street he created changes names several times.

City Streets: Estes Street Honors Bay View Pioneer
City Streets

Estes Street Honors Bay View Pioneer

North Carolina native Elijah Estes settled in 1830s in area that became Bay View.

City Streets: The Mystery Of Young Street
City Streets

The Mystery Of Young Street

Where is it? How long is it? Short street created in 1929 would stump local trivia experts.

City Streets: How Forest Home Became An Avenue
City Streets

How Forest Home Became An Avenue

First an Indian trail, then Janesville Plank Rd., then came a cemetery for 28 mayors.

City Streets: Why Two Streets Named Washington?
City Streets

Why Two Streets Named Washington?

The great street name purge of 1920s left in place the duplication of Washington names.

City Streets: Elliott Circle Is A Unique Oddity
City Streets

Elliott Circle Is A Unique Oddity

City’s only full-circle street near 58th and North has pie-shaped lots, oddly numbered addresses.

Plenty of Horne: Urban Harvest Hosts Urban Milwaukee
Plenty of Horne

Urban Harvest Hosts Urban Milwaukee

Urban Milwaukee's first members-only event tapped into a lot of fun.

City Streets: Villard Ave. Salutes City’s Transit History
City Streets

Villard Ave. Salutes City’s Transit History

So does Aldrich St. But these were two wildly different transportation companies.

House Confidential: The Whitnall House
House Confidential

The Whitnall House

One of handful of Pre-Civil War homes in City, was birthplace of the "Father of Milwaukee Parks System."

City Streets: State Street Had Three Names
City Streets

State Street Had Three Names

And once was the chief connection to Watertown Plank Rd, a road made of oak planks.

House Confidential: National Avenue’s House of Artists
House Confidential

National Avenue’s House of Artists

Including current owner Tom Bamberger and former tenants like painter Carri Skoczek.

Bar Exam: Fat Daddy’s Is All About Beach Volleyball
Bar Exam

Fat Daddy’s Is All About Beach Volleyball

Once an odd little South Side bar, now very serious about all the games it offers.

House Confidential: The Drug House Owned by City Manager
House Confidential

The Drug House Owned by City Manager

Strange but true: City's Property Management Program Coordinator accused of running drug house.

House Confidential: Bay View’s Haunted House
House Confidential

Bay View’s Haunted House

The front yard is populated by ghouls, ghosts and enough tombstones to fill Forest Home Cemetery.