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City Streets: Water Street Is Old Indian Trail
City Streets

Water Street Is Old Indian Trail

The first street built ran crooked, with gambling houses and other dens of vice.

City Streets: Ghost Markers of Milwaukee
City Streets

Ghost Markers of Milwaukee

College Ave., Court St., Pittsburgh Ave. and other names are for something gone -- or never there.

City Streets: Jefferson Street Became Asphalt Showcase
City Streets

Jefferson Street Became Asphalt Showcase

Charles Pfister spent his own money to pave the street abutting his hotel in the new style.

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.

City Streets: Jackson St. Almost Had a Subway
City Streets

Jackson St. Almost Had a Subway

A mile-long underground railway was planned in 1890s.

City Streets: Buffalo St. Was Where Black Man Lynched
City Streets

Buffalo St. Was Where Black Man Lynched

Short street had city’s only lynching and only one of an African American in state history.

City Streets: Michigan Street Had a Mob Riot
City Streets

Michigan Street Had a Mob Riot

And a dispute involving the streetcar, which ultimately won the day.

City Streets: Van Buren Named After Democratic Vice-President
City Streets

Van Buren Named After Democratic Vice-President

Solomon Juneau was a Democrat and named many streets after members of his party.

City Streets: Highland Was Known as “Sauerkraut Boulevard”
City Streets

Highland Was Known as “Sauerkraut Boulevard”

It was also Johnson St. and Prairie St. before its name changed.

City Streets: Marshall Street Attracted Orphans
City Streets

Marshall Street Attracted Orphans

Not to mention delinquent boys. Yet it was named after a famed judge.

City Streets: The Short Swampy History of Chicago Street
City Streets

The Short Swampy History of Chicago Street

Built on a marsh, it became a magnet for immigrants.

City Streets: Astor Street Was For The “Bluebellies”
City Streets

Astor Street Was For The “Bluebellies”

The highest point between lake and river was where wealthiest people settled.

City Streets: Ogden and Lyon Almost Obliterated
City Streets

Ogden and Lyon Almost Obliterated

Park East Freeway would have run to lakefront, eliminating both streets.

City Streets: Wells Street Has Quite a History
City Streets

Wells Street Has Quite a History

That includes the impact of plutocrat Daniel Wells, Greta Garbo and an Irish/German riot.

City Streets: Clybourn Was Once the City’s Main Street
City Streets

Clybourn Was Once the City’s Main Street

All the lake traffic got off at Clybourn and hotels and restaurants lined the street.

City Streets: The History of Milwaukee Street
City Streets

The History of Milwaukee Street

It's one of the original village streets dating back to 1835.

City Streets: Cass Street, the Avenue of Plutocrats
City Streets

Cass Street, the Avenue of Plutocrats

That included the wealthiest man in Milwaukee history, richer than Bill Gates.

City Streets: The Curious History of St. Paul Avenue
City Streets

The Curious History of St. Paul Avenue

It was once Detroit and Fowler Streets, and before that was under water.

City Streets: The History of Kilbourn Avenue
City Streets

The History of Kilbourn Avenue

Formerly Biddle and Cedar Streets, it was renamed and widened into grand civic lane.

City Streets: The History of Juneau Avenue
City Streets

The History of Juneau Avenue

Once Division and Chestnut streets, it was consolidated into a tribute to city’s founder.

City Streets: The History of Mason Street
City Streets

The History of Mason Street

Named after a Michigan Territory governor, the street became Milwaukee’s Newspaper Row.

Yesterday’s Milwaukee: Building the Second Courthouse, 1870s
Yesterday’s Milwaukee

Building the Second Courthouse, 1870s

The courthouse was built in 1872 where Cathedral Square now stands, but only after sticky legal situation was finessed.

Yesterday’s Milwaukee: Spring Street Bridge, 1867
Yesterday’s Milwaukee

Spring Street Bridge, 1867

The street also known as Wisconsin Ave. exemplified the conflict between dueling developers on each side of the river.