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Friday Photos: The Apartments Built Over a Ship
Friday Photos

The Apartments Built Over a Ship

Once "the largest hardware store in the world," soon to be apartments.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Historic Burnham House Will Be Nonprofit’s HQ
Eyes on Milwaukee

Historic Burnham House Will Be Nonprofit’s HQ

Cream City brick house was home to the man who produced them.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Contaminated Canal To Become Restored Wetland
Eyes on Milwaukee

Contaminated Canal To Become Restored Wetland

MMSD and partners working to fill Burnham Canal.

Friday Photos: The Building With A Ship Underneath
Friday Photos

The Building With A Ship Underneath

Once "the largest hardware store in the world," soon to be apartments.

City Streets: How a President’s Row Was Created
City Streets

How a President’s Row Was Created

The South Side has six consecutive streets named after presidents, all but one Republican.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Once World’s Largest Hardware Store, Now Apartments
Eyes on Milwaukee

Once World’s Largest Hardware Store, Now Apartments

1873 building, once a hardware store colossus, being converted to 40 apartments.

City Streets: The Man Who Made This Cream City
City Streets

The Man Who Made This Cream City

Manufacturer George Burnham helped make city famous for cream-colored bricks, named a south side street.

Yesterday’s Milwaukee: The Largest Hardware Store in America
Yesterday’s Milwaukee

The Largest Hardware Store in America

John Nazro's huge hardware store was in a building still located at 2nd and Seeboth.

Yesterday’s Milwaukee: Cream City Brick Workers, 1885
Yesterday’s Milwaukee

Cream City Brick Workers, 1885

Milwaukee was the world's largest producer of bricks, and it was hard and skilled work.