• Looking west across Wisconsin Avenue Bridge

    Photo taken in about 1900 looking west across the Wisconsin Avenue Bridge. In the photo are electric street cars, early automobiles, and horse-drawn buggies. Looking west across Wisconsin Ave. bridge…

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  • Bank of Commerce on 1st floor of Ludington Building

    A very old photo of the Bank of Commerce on E. Water St. and Wisconsin. Horse-drawn carriages can be seen on the road. The Ludington Building (built 1851) in the early 1870s, at the corner of E. Wisco…

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  • Booth & Maynard Clothing

    Weinholz, Harold

    This photograph shows N Water St, looking south from E Wisconsin Ave. Booth & Maynard, which was located in the James B. Martin building, is the closest to the camera. Brick and stone buildings can be…

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  • E Wisconsin Ave, looking east from Milwaukee River

    View up E. Wisconsin Ave. (then Wisconsin St.) looking east from across the Milwaukee River. The period is between 1892 and 1890. Note the iron swing bridge which replaced the curved-arch wooden swing…

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  • View west E Wisconsin Ave and down N Milwaukee St

    Northwest corner of E. Wisconsin Ave. and N. Milwaukee St. in the 18902. The view looks west down Wisconsin on the left, and north down N. Milwaukee on the right. The building on the corner is the old…

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  • Northwest view of W Wisconsin Ave from across the river

    This is a different angle on a familiar, looking west up Wisconsin Ave. from the east side of the Milwaukee River. In this case, the view is looking northwest, sometime between 1892 (when the iron swi…

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  • N. Water St & E. Wisconsin Ave.

    This photograph shows the Pabst Building, which was located on the corner of N Water St and E Wisconsin Ave. It was built in 1892, and demolished in 1981. 100 E Wisconsin Ave was built in its place. 1…

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  • Wisconsin State Bank

    This photograph shows the southeast corner of N Water St and E Wisconsin Ave. Ornate buildings stretch off into the distance. The Wisconsin State Bank (inside the Iron Block building) is visible on th…

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  • South side of E Wisconsin Ave between N Jackson and N Jefferson

    View of the south side of E. Wisconsin Ave. (then Wisconsin St.) between N. Jackson and N. Jefferson streets, looking southwest, about 1890. This is the present site of the Federal Building E. Wiscons…

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  • E Wisconsin Ave looking east toward Lake Michigan

    E. Wisconsin Ave. (then Wisconsin St.) looking east toward Lake Michigan, which is visible in the distance. The Wells Building at present-day 324 E. Wisconsin Ave. is at left, and at the center of the…

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  • Restaurant and storefront on E Wisconsin Ave

    Hunter, Henry H.; Fire Prevention Bureau, Milwaukee Fire Dept

    A view of 625-627 E. Wisconsin Ave. In the storefront, Notari's Soda Grill features "Golden Pheasant Extra Dry Ginger Ale and Extra Dry White Soda", while upstairs, Lake Cleaners and Dryers promises "…

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  • Milwaukee and Wisconsin, looking south

    Meyer, Jim

    This photograph shows the intersection of N Milwaukee St and E Wisconsin Ave, looking south on N Milwaukee St. The streets are fairly empty, but some cars and pedestrians are visible. 4 Jim Meyer 4 /…

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  • Christmas decorations next to First Wisconsin Center

    Christmas decorations are hung up along East Wisconsin Ave. The First Wisconsin Center is visible in the background.

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  • Close-up of First Wisconsin Center

    A photo showing the tremendous height of the First Wisconsin Center (now the US Bank Center). It stands at 601 feet tall and is the tallest building in Wisconsin.

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  • Northwestern National Insurance Co.

    Front and side view of 3 story stone building. Neoclassical style cornice. Northeast corner of East Wisconsin Avenue and North Jackson Street. Cars parked on North Jackson Street. Modern steel and gla…

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  • E Wisconsin Ave looking east from across the Milwaukee River

    View of E. Wisconsin Ave. (then Wisconsin St.) looking east from across the Milwaukee River. The wooden swing bridge with the curved arch at left dates from 1867 to 1892. Looking up Wisconsin, the sec…

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  • Print showing E Wisconsin Ave from across the Milwaukee River

    Braun Illustrating Co

    An 1892 print showing E. Wisconsin Ave. looking east from across the Milwaukee River. The foot of the Pabst Building is visible on the far left. 1892

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  • View of First Wisconsin Center from Lake Michigan

    Koshollek, George P

    Photo of First Wisconsin Center taken from Lake Michigan. The building is 601 feet high, has 42 floors, and more than 5,000 windows. It is also the tallest building in Wisconsin. Boats are being store…

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  • Pierce Building

    Second Empire style, 3 story building. Street lights visible on corner. Signage visible along ground floor. Mansard roof and addition above 3rd floor evident from earlier photograph. Crowds lining str…

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  • Intersection of E Wisconsin Ave and N Water St

    A sunnday at the intersection of E. Wisconsin Ave. and N. Water St., possibly in the 1960s. At the center is the Pabst Building, identifiable by the large entrance archway, as it appeared after its to…

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