Corner of Water and Wisconsin
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The corner of E. Wisconsin Ave. and N. Water St. in 1958. The base Banker's Building is visible on the left side. The street signs for Water and Wisconsin are prominent. Stores line the street. A Milwaukee Sentinel newspaper box is attached to the pole in the foreground.
Above: Street signs used to indicate two of the most historic streets in Milwaukee, North Water Street and East Wisconsin Avenue, formerly East Water and Wisconsin Streets. The word "Water" and "Wisconsin" have remained in use for nearly 125 years. For many years East and West Wisconsin Avenue's have been the city's "Main Street." About a century ago, what is now known as North Broadway Street was considered to become the main street, and up to around 1873 was known as Main Street, two others which were "thought" to become the most important were Chestnut and Clinton Streets (West Juneau Avenue and South First Street).
- Wudtke, Herman A
- Recollection Wisconsin
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- Milwaukee Public Library
- Banker's Building
East Wisconsin Avenue (Milwaukee, Wis.)
Stores and shops -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee
Buildings -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee
Downtown -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee
Street signs -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee
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- Wudtke, Herman A. Corner of Water and Wisconsin. 1958-08. Retrieved from the Digital Public Library of America, http://content.mpl.org/cdm/ref/collection/HstoricPho/id/570. (Accessed January 20, 2020.)
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- Wudtke, Herman A, (1958-08) Corner of Water and Wisconsin. Retrieved from the Digital Public Library of America, http://content.mpl.org/cdm/ref/collection/HstoricPho/id/570
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- Wudtke, Herman A. Retrieved from the Digital Public Library of America <http://content.mpl.org/cdm/ref/collection/HstoricPho/id/570>.