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James Buck

James S. Buck, a Milwaukee historian.

Content referencing James Buck

City Streets: Murray Ave. Named for Early Real Estate Investor
City Streets

Murray Ave. Named for Early Real Estate Investor

Scottish immigrant and early Milwaukeean James Murray figured into history of city.

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 Streets: Runaway Horses Plagued Vliet Street
City Streets

Runaway Horses Plagued Vliet Street

Killing and injuring many in the 19th century. Then the streetcar arrived.

City Streets: The 12 Segments of McKinley Avenue
City Streets

The 12 Segments of McKinley Avenue

Including Cold Spring area that held horse races and set world speed record.

City Streets: Downer Avenue and Two “Spite” Houses
City Streets

Downer Avenue and Two “Spite” Houses

Both tales of revenge have a connection to Judge Jason Downer.

City Streets: How Elizabeth St. Became National Ave.
City Streets

How Elizabeth St. Became National Ave.

Its name was changed in 1870s but many still used the old name for decades.