• Blatz Brewing Company Advertisement

    Sign on Belvedere Apartments (razed in 1966) reads "Blatz. Milwaukee's Finest Beer". Pedestrians and cars in foreground.

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  • Old Heidelberg Beer sign

    Riemenschneider, August

    Looking west up W Wisconsin Ave, possibly from the 10th floor of Gimbel's at N. Plankinton. The 21-story Wisconsin Tower, built in 1930, rises in the distance at left. A sign atop one of the buildings…

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  • Brick buildings on N Water St

    Wudtke, Herman A

    This photograph shows the east side of N Water St (looking north) between Highland and Juneau Aves. There are several brick buildings, one of which has a billboard for Kingsbury Beer. All of the build…

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  • East Erie Street, between East Menomonee Street and North Broadway

    Riemenschneider, August

    A view of East Erie Street between East Menomonee Street and North Broadway . There are several cars parked along the street and the building located at 266 East Erie Street has an advertisement for M…

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  • Looking east from Central Library

    Riemenschneider, August

    This photograph was taken from near the Central Library, looking east on W Wisconsin Ave. The library can be seen at far left. The tall building with the Ford advertisement is the Wisconsin Tower, and…

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  • Kinnickinnic and Dover

    This photograph shows S Kinickinnic at E Dover, looking southeast. Trolley tracks run down the middle of the street, which is partially made of brick. Electric lines run overhead. An advertisement for…

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  • Southeast corner of N 7th & W Wisconsin

    Milwaukee Commercial Photographers, Inc

    The southeast corner of W Wisconsin Ave and N 7th St in the late 1920s or 1930s. Businesses along the block include the Friendship Club of Milwaukee featuring "Dancing Every Wed. Fri. Saturday Sunday"…

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  • S KK at 1st and Mitchell, after reconstruction

    This photograph shows South Kinnickinnic Ave at South 1st and West Mitchell streets. The street is recently paved. Electrical lines crisscross the street. There are large brick buildings in the distan…

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  • Milwaukee, summer night in 1956

    Summer of 1956, W Wisconsin looking east from N 8th St. The tall building on the left is the Wisconsin Tower, and the building on the right is the Belvedere Apartments. There is a lit up advertisement…

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  • Walter G Truettner Building

    This photograph shows the Walter G Truettner building on N 48th St and W Lisbon Ave, likely sometime in the 1950's. A billboard advertising Old Heidelberg sits on top of the building. There is a Stand…

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  • Old Empire building on Wisconsin and Plankinton

    The old Empire Building was built around 1898 on the northeast corner of N. Plankinton and W. Wisconsin Aves. When this photograph was taken, the Empire Café was on the ground floor; second floor tena…

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  • Bay View Liquor

    Overdahl, Ronald M

    This photograph shows Bay View Liquor at 2246 S Kinnickinnic Ave. A banner on the lower part of the building, at left, advertises 7-Up, beer, liquor and wine. A marquee over the main part of the build…

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  • S KK at 1st and Mitchell, before reconstruction

    This photograph shows South Kinnickinnic Ave at South 1st and West Mitchell streets. The street is made of brick, and has several lines of trolley tracks running up and down the width of it. Multiple…

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  • 1950s W Wisconsin Ave

    This photograph shows several businesses on W Wisconsin Ave sometime in the 1950s. At far left is the Schroeder Hotel (now the Hilton Hotel), with some sort of scaffolding (perhaps for a billboard) pa…

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  • North on 7th, across W Kilbourn Ave before widening

    Schultz, F. W

    This photograph shows a view of N 7th St, looking north across W Kilbourn Ave, before Kilbourn was widened. The building in the foreground at right has "Tex's Bar" in the window, and a sign for Blatz…

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  • W Wisconsin Ave, c. 1885

    Joseph Brown & Son

    This photograph was taken around 1885. It shows an area on W Wisconsin Ave, just west of the Milwaukee River. The Henry J Wehr Beer Hall, the Milwaukee Long Range Shooting Gallery, and Winckler's Ciga…

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  • Mason St, looking west from Broadway

    This photograph shows E Mason St, looking west from N Broadway. Visible businesses include the Adam Roth Saloon (98-100 Mason St), Franz Falk Brewing (435 E Water St) and J. C. Iversen & Company, (435…

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  • West Wisconsin Ave, looking east from Milwaukee Public Library

    Milwaukee Sentinel Photo

    This photograph was taken from the roof of Central Library in downtown Milwaukee, looking east. The roof and part of the dome of the library can be seen on the left. In the background on the left is t…

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