• Pool hall on Plankinton

    Goeldner Studio

    This photograph was taken at the intersection of N Plankinton (known then as W Water St) and Wells St in the late 1800s. It shows the Adler & Mauer Billiard Hall, which appears in the Milwaukee City D…

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  • 508 and 522 W Wells St

    Milwaukee Commercial Photographers

    This photograph shows two buildings on W Wells St. At left is a multi-story brick building, with a tavern on the ground level. There are two billboards on top, one for Princess Crackers and the other…

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  • Old building on N Water St

    Wudtke, Herman A

    This photograph shows a large brick building on the corner of E Juneau and N Water. Apartments populate the second floor of the building, while businesses occupy the ground floor. They are, from left…

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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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  • 2200 block of South KK

    This photograph shows a mailman walking along the 2200 block of S Kinnickinnic Ave. Piles of snow sit up against the buildings. Visible businesses are, from left to right: Big Beer Barn Tavern (2211 S…

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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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  • King Dr, looking north from McKinley Ave

    Wudtke, Herman A

    This photograph was taken looking north on what today is now known as Dr Martin Luther King Jr Dr, from north of the intersection of W McKinley Ave. The large brick building has been home to several b…

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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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  • Old Manegold Mill

    Wudtke, Herman A

    This photograph shows a large brick building on N Plankinton Ave. It was initially built and used as a flour mill. When this photograph was taken, the building was home to the Old Mill Inn, and to Fai…

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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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  • 521-533 W Wells St

    Milwaukee Commercial Photographers

    This photograph shows an old brick building that was located on W Wells St. Visible businesses include Alltone photo engravers, Spheeris Brothers Wholesale Tobacco, The Terris Theatrical Club (serving…

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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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  • E Wisconsin looking west from N Broadway in the 1860s

    E. Wisconsin Ave. (then Wisconsin St.) in the 1860s, looking west from N. Broadway (then Main St., until 1870). Visible at center-left is the wooden swing bridge built in 1867 which was replaced by an…

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  • Miller & Holtz Restaurant

    This photograph shows horse-drawn vehicles and street-cars being pulled up and down N Plankinton Ave at the intersection of W Wisconsin Ave. Several businesses are visible, including J. Knauber & Comp…

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  • Brill Furniture Company on West Mitchell street

    Wudtke, Herman A

    This photograph shows s stretch of W. Mitchell St. The marquee for the Brill Furniture Company is visible on the left side of the photo. A nearby bar advertises Kingsbury Beer. Oct 59 / D393 / Streets…

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  • Stag Hotel and J. Hinkel Building

    Wudtke, Herman A

    This photograph shows two historic Milwaukee buildings, from across a parking lot. At left is a building originally built for the Joseph Schlitz Brewing Company, but was well known for many years as t…

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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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