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Yesterday’s Milwaukee: When Boston Store Was Big
Yesterday’s Milwaukee

When Boston Store Was Big

It's the end of an era for a downtown department store whose history dates to 1897.

Yesterday’s Milwaukee: The Fabulous Peirce & Whaling Hardware
Yesterday’s Milwaukee

The Fabulous Peirce & Whaling Hardware

Circa 1873, a celebrated company located on what is now Plankinton and Michigan.

Yesterday’s Milwaukee: Independent Milwaukee Brewery, c. 1901
Yesterday’s Milwaukee

Independent Milwaukee Brewery, c. 1901

Its best-known beer, Braumeister, lasted into the 1990s.

Bar Exam: Roman Coin a Pub For Pooches
Bar Exam

Roman Coin a Pub For Pooches

Pets are welcome at the historic, 1890 tavern. It's a classic hangout.

Yesterday’s Milwaukee: Schuster’s Delivery Wagon, 1908
Yesterday’s Milwaukee

Schuster’s Delivery Wagon, 1908

Schusters had department stores for 80 years in Milwaukee and made deliveries to homes.

Bar Exam: Lakefront Brewery
Bar Exam

Lakefront Brewery

This popular attraction is not just for tours anymore.

Yesterday’s Milwaukee: Lakefront Looking North, 1880s
Yesterday’s Milwaukee

Lakefront Looking North, 1880s

Oh, what a view Juneau Park offered back then.

Yesterday’s Milwaukee: Milwaukee Journal, About 1917
Yesterday’s Milwaukee

Milwaukee Journal, About 1917

Then located on fourth street near Wisconsin Ave., the crusading newspaper had no shortage of delivery vehicles.

Yesterday’s Milwaukee: Milwaukee Fire Department, 1912
Yesterday’s Milwaukee

Milwaukee Fire Department, 1912

A fleet of GM Cartercars at the downtown Engine House One, located on Broadway since 1872.

Yesterday’s Milwaukee: T. A. Chapman Late 1860s
Yesterday’s Milwaukee

T. A. Chapman Late 1860s

Long before Gimbel's and Boston Store, T.A. Chapman was the city's department store. This is its first location.

Friday Photos: Walker’s Landing Coming to Commerce Street
Friday Photos

Walker’s Landing Coming to Commerce Street

The $19.5 million, 133-unit apartment complex along the river will fill in one of the last developable pieces of land on the Beerline.

Taverns: Swingin’ Door a Downtown Classic

Swingin’ Door a Downtown Classic

Its history goes back to 1879, when it was the Western Union telegraph office.

The Roundup: More OIC – George Connections
The Roundup

More OIC – George Connections

Although the Gary George – OIC-GM connections are well documented, particularly those that have led to the convictions of George, Mark Sostarich and Carl Gee, recently-released audit information and other source documents indicate that perhaps the OIC-George connection needs to be further investigated. Nobody is accusing anybody of wrongdoing, but perhaps investigators should dig a […]

The Roundup: “Groundbreaking” for Bridge
The Roundup

“Groundbreaking” for Bridge

It’s not really a groundbreaking without a shovel, so Cecelia Gilbert of the Department of Public Works brought five well-used, albeit ceremonial, spades to the Thursday 27 May event celebrating the beginning of construction of the Holton Marsupial Bridge. Obliging dignitaries, sensing a photo-op, grabbed the shovels and pantomimed digging them into the asphalt pavement […]