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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.