• Plankinton Arcade view of construction November 15

    Brown & Rehbaum

    Elevated view of two story, Chicago Commercial Style building looking southeast. W. Wisconsin Ave to the left, N. 4th St to right. Construction of additional floors featured. Street railroad, automobi…

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  • The Badger Coffee Pot on Ferry

    Hunter, Henry H

    A picture of the Badger Coffee Pot restaurant in a building on Ferry Street. In the background, the Water Street Bridge is raised. 104-16-So. Ferry St. Nov. 13, 1934.

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  • Hertz sign on S Howell Ave

    This photograph is labeled 5253 S Howell Ave. It shows mainly open fields, with a cluster of buildings in the distance at center. A large billboard reads "Hertz Rent a Car Here". Snow covers the groun…

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  • E. Wisconsin Ave. looking west toward Milwaukee river

    E. Wisconsin Ave. in 1928, looking west toward the Milwaukee River. The Pabst Building is in the center, and the Gimbel's building is to its left across the river. Streets--Wisconsin Ave. [1928]

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  • Tug VIRGINIA near the Water Street Bridge

    Sterba, Charles

    Photo of the tug VIRGINIA (built 1914) berthed near The Great Lakes Towing Company. office building along the Milwaukee River. This site is now full of condominiums. As of 2007, the VIRGINIA is still…

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  • YMCA building in 1959

    Milwaukee Journal Photo

    This photograph shows the south side of the 800 block of W Wisconsin Ave in 1959. The 5 year-old (at that time) YMCA building looms over the other, much older buildings on the street. Those buildings…

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  • Hotel Belmont on Wells

    This photograph shows W Wells between 3rd and 4th St. At right is the Belmont Hotel, built in 1926. It was razed in 1996 to make way for the Wisconsin Center. Streets - W Wells St Between 4 + 3rd

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  • Horse drawn vehicles on N Water

    This photograph shows the intersection of N Water and E Wisconsin Ave. Horse drawn vehicles fill the streets, surrounded by businesses and office buildings. Wis & Water / WE8 Have Negative / Marine Hi…

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  • Old building on W Wisconsin Ave and N 3rd St

    A. J. Breitwish & Sons

    The northeast corner of W Wisconsin Ave (then Grand Ave) and N 3rd St, this view taken before 1923. This corner was later occupied by the Straus Building. Businesses in the building include Union Dent…

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  • N Humboldt Ave, after reconstruction

    This photograph shows N Humboldt Ave, just south of E Kane Pl, looking north across the bridge. N. Humboldt Avenue at E Kane Place. Looking north after reconstruction.

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  • WTMJ TV - Journal Building entrance

    A view of Radio City. The building has 300 ft tall broadcasting tower in the background. There are signs for WTMJ, W55M and The Milwaukee Journal over the entrance.

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  • 226 W Greenfield Ave

    Hunter, Henry H

    This photograph shows a small wooden home leaning against a long brick building. A partial bed frame and a pitchfork lean against the side of the house. The entrance to the storm cellar has no doors.…

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  • Water Street in 1914

    This photo was taken on Water St, looking towards City Hall. The ornate building on the left in the middle is Waldheim's, the smaller building next to it is the M&I bank. The tallest building furthest…

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  • Wisconsin Scottish Rite Cathedral looking across Wells and Van Buren Streets

    Three story, Art Deco temple with large coned dome in center of photo on corner round room. Two tall arcaded chimneys visible on either side of cone. Rounded windows along 2nd floor and large, rounded…

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  • Side view of Second Ward Savings Bank

    Photo of Second Ward Savings Bank. The building was razed and rebuilt in 1913. It was owned by Second Ward until 1928 and is now the site of the Milwaukee County Historical Society. The Republican Hou…

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  • Buildings on Winnebago and 11th St

    This photograph shows a portion of W Winnebago St. Old looking brick and stone buildings sit at the intersection of three streets. This area was demolished to make way for I-43. S. E. on Winnebago - 1…

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  • Train by Park Hill Ave

    This photograph shows the land near W Park Hill Ave, on the west side of Milwaukee. Train tracks run across the horizon, with a long line of train cars on the back set of tracks. A partially demolishe…

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  • East on Mason from N Water

    This photograph shows the northeast side of East Mason Street, looking east. The Charles Preusser Building is on the corner. It was eventually torn down and replaced with the Marshall & Ilsley Bank. T…

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  • Piotrowski's Furniture

    Wudtke, Herman A

    This photograph shows Piotrowski's Furniture on North Plankinton Ave. It is one of many brick buildings that line the street. There are several cars parked in front of the buildings. Above: Looking so…

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  • Wisconsin Club Tower seen through trees

    View of top 3 stories of 5 story square, mansard-roof tower. Portion of the old, original Alexander Mitchell home visible to right of tower with beautiful bay windows, mansard roof, and top floor wind…

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