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Representative LaKeshia Myers Introduces Black Catholic History Month Resolution
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Representative LaKeshia Myers Introduces Black Catholic History Month Resolution

Nationally, Black Catholic History Month was first recognized in 1990 by the National Black Catholic Clergy Caucus of the United States.

What’s It Worth?: Clock Tower Building Worth $3.5 Million
What’s It Worth?

Clock Tower Building Worth $3.5 Million

A 1920s east side classic. Will it be worth more when that clock is fixed?

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: Howard Avenue’s History Is Tangled Tale
City Streets

Howard Avenue’s History Is Tangled Tale

It all began when this New Yorker named James Howard came here in the 1830s.

City Hall: All Hail The “People’s Flag”
City Hall

All Hail The “People’s Flag”

Huge version of flag installed a block from City Hall just before vote on whether to adopt it.

Historic Bells to be Rededicated
Press Release

Historic Bells to be Rededicated

Convent Hill Bells Restored by Local Funders To be Unveiled Wednesday, July 11th

City Hall: Will People’s Flag Become Official Milwaukee Flag?
City Hall

Will People’s Flag Become Official Milwaukee Flag?

Trio of council members introduce resolution to change city flag.

Bottle Release on May 19th
Press Release

Bottle Release on May 19th

The Fur Trader is the meeting point between Saison, Biere de Garde and Helles Bock.

New Beer Release on May 12th
Press Release

New Beer Release on May 12th

Prenzlauer Berliner Weisse is soft and tart with notes of apple, pear, and some yogurty funk.

Rescue Plan for Juneau Park Statues

Rescue Plan for Juneau Park Statues

$150,000 in private dollars sought to restore Juneau and Leif Erickson statues.

Photo Gallery: ​Bastille Days Kisses French Culture
Photo Gallery

​Bastille Days Kisses French Culture

Because, you know, Milwaukee is such a Gallic town.

Poetry in the Park on July 11th
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Poetry in the Park on July 11th

Second installment of summer series runs July 11th in downtown park.

City Streets: Elliott Circle Is A Unique Oddity
City Streets

Elliott Circle Is A Unique Oddity

City’s only full-circle street near 58th and North has pie-shaped lots, oddly numbered addresses.

Milwaukee Arts Board Invites Applications for Public Art Conservation and New Work Funds
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Milwaukee Arts Board Invites Applications for Public Art Conservation and New Work Funds

Conservation applications are due no later than Jan. 31, 2017. New Work applications are due Feb. 28, 2017.

Bells to Sound a Message of Peace at Midnight New Year’s Eve
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Bells to Sound a Message of Peace at Midnight New Year’s Eve

Churches from as far away as Kenosha will participate.

Milwaukee Arts Board Invites Applications for Public Art Conservation and New Work Funds
Press Release

Milwaukee Arts Board Invites Applications for Public Art Conservation and New Work Funds

Up to $15,000 is available for Public Art New Work in 2017.

New Public Charity Seeks to Revive Old Custom: Bells to Herald the New Year as a Message of Peace
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New Public Charity Seeks to Revive Old Custom: Bells to Herald the New Year as a Message of Peace

Announcing the formation of the Bells of Milwaukee, Inc.

City Streets: Reservoir Ave. Was Font of City’s Water
City Streets

Reservoir Ave. Was Font of City’s Water

And part of street, now named Glover, celebrates the freeing of famed fugitive slave.

City Streets: Cudahy’s Packed Avenues
City Streets

Cudahy’s Packed Avenues

Some cities name their streets after states or even wines, but Cudahy took a meatier approach.

Yesterday’s Milwaukee: Milwaukee & Rock River Canal, 1870
Yesterday’s Milwaukee

Milwaukee & Rock River Canal, 1870

Near what is now Cherry St., and the fabulous Notre Dame convent atop the hill.

Final Poetry in the Park with Br!NK at Juneau Park, Sept. 13
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Final Poetry in the Park with Br!NK at Juneau Park, Sept. 13

The staged reading at Juneau Park is part of the tour culminating in a weekend reading festival at the Broadway Theatre Center.

Photo Gallery: City Hall Vigil For Orlando Victims
Photo Gallery

City Hall Vigil For Orlando Victims

All in attendance were silent as the nation's ninth-largest bell tolled for the dead.

City Streets: Humboldt Once Part of a Separate Village
City Streets

Humboldt Once Part of a Separate Village

Village of Humboldt, south of Capitol Dr., along Humboldt Plank Rd., lasted for decades.

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: Tiny Corcoran Ave. Raised a Big Star
City Streets

Tiny Corcoran Ave. Raised a Big Star

Cornelius L. Corcoran served as Third Ward’s alderman for 44 years, longer than any council member in history

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.

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.

Yesterday’s Milwaukee: Wells Building, 1915
Yesterday’s Milwaukee

Wells Building, 1915

Built in 1902 by Daniel Wells, building still stands, but stripped of roofline ornamentation.

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.

Yesterday’s Milwaukee: Pabst Building, 1890s
Yesterday’s Milwaukee

Pabst Building, 1890s

City's first skyscraper, 14-floors high, built by Frederick Pabst, lasted until 1981.

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.

Yesterday’s Milwaukee: Ludington Building, 1885
Yesterday’s Milwaukee

Ludington Building, 1885

On the northwest corner of Wisconsin and Water, center of a booming downtown.

Plenty of Horne: City Birthday Party All About Dining
Plenty of Horne

City Birthday Party All About Dining

Politicians and candidate hopefuls mix with winners of dining awards.

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.

‘Happy’ Popalisky was descendant of Milwaukee’s first mayor
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.

Photo Gallery: Bastille Days Opens Thursday!
Photo Gallery

Bastille Days Opens Thursday!

Our photos capture the festival's Eiffel Tower rising up. And how old is the festival, anyway?

Yesterday’s Milwaukee: Water Street in 1880
Yesterday’s Milwaukee

Water Street in 1880

Looking south from Wisconsin, this was a prime business district dominated by Victorian buildings from the 1850s.

Yesterday’s Milwaukee: Solomon Juneau Statue, Late 1880s
Yesterday’s Milwaukee

Solomon Juneau Statue, Late 1880s

At the time it dominated the view, before changes in Juneau Park and on the lakefront.

Yesterday’s Milwaukee: Leif Erikson at the Lakefront, About 1910
Yesterday’s Milwaukee

Leif Erikson at the Lakefront, About 1910

Not long after Solomon Juneau's statue was erected, a knockoff of a Boston-made sculpture of Leif Erikson was erected in the lakefront park.

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

Lakefront Looking North, 1880s

Oh, what a view Juneau Park offered back then.

Plenty of Horne: Journal Sentinel 20 Years Later
Plenty of Horne

Journal Sentinel 20 Years Later

What is it about April Fool's Day? 20 years after the Journal-Sentinel merger comes its absorption into a chain of dailies.

Yesterday’s Milwaukee: The Lakefront in 1911
Yesterday’s Milwaukee

The Lakefront in 1911

This scene from a century ago, with paths winding down to the lake, may have been when this area was at its peak.

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.

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: Mitchell Building, Around 1880
Yesterday’s Milwaukee

Mitchell Building, Around 1880

The headquarters for what became the Marine Bank, built by Alexander Mitchell, survives today almost exactly as originally built.

Yesterday’s Milwaukee: Newhall House, Late 1860s
Yesterday’s Milwaukee

Newhall House, Late 1860s

It was the largest and finest hotel in the West, a sign that Milwaukee was becoming a significant city.

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.

Downtown History Presents Opportunity in Milwaukee

Downtown History Presents Opportunity in Milwaukee

Milwaukee needs to continue working to distinguish itself.

The Roundup: Kennedy Walks
The Roundup

Kennedy Walks

Substantial Fine for Possession of Forged Artwork

The Roundup: City Hall Redo
The Roundup

City Hall Redo

Minority hiring goal set.