• Strand Theater

    Hunter, Henry

    Strand Theater exterior. Front façade advertises Norma Shearer and Clark Gable in "Strange Interludes". Large lights visible. Demolished in 1978. Strand Theater.

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  • Marty's Tie City

    Wudtke, Herman A

    This photograph shows an old, white brick building on W Wisconsin Ave. The building was first erected in 1876, with additions built around 1882. At the time the photo was taken, the building was home…

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  • Exterior of Alhambra Theater

    Milwaukee Commercial Photographers, Inc

    A policeman directs traffic outside of the Alhambra Theater, located at the corner of W Wisconsin Ave and N 4th St. Originally named Uihlein Theater, after the family that built it. The Uihlein family…

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  • Early view of W Wisconsin Ave

    This photograph shows an early view of W Wisconsin Ave, looking east from about N 7th St. The church spire on the middle-right side belongs to the Grand Avenue Methodist Church (also known as the Spri…

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  • Riverside Theater exterior, 1932

    Hunter, Henry

    Exterior of the Riverside Theater in 1932. Front façade advertises "Atrocities of 1932" and "False Faces" as showing. Shows starring Olsen and Johnson. Large electric sign with same information above…

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  • 12th and Wisconsin

    Wudtke, Herman A

    This photograph shows a small, two story brick building on W Wisconsin Ave. When this photo was taken, it was home to the University Store. There are several billboards on top of the building. This st…

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  • Deaconess Hospital postcard

    Postcard of the Evangelical Deaconess Hospital. The hospital opened on December 10, 1910 at 1821 Grand Ave. The former Deaconess Hospital had a two alarm fire and was demolished in 1986. Ev. Deaconess…

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  • W Wisconsin Ave between 5th and 6th streets

    The south side of W. Wisconsin Ave. (then Grand Ave.) between N. 5th St. and N. 6th St, in the 1880's. The building in this photo was built in 1877. In 1927 the Schroeder Hotel was built on this site…

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  • Miller High Life Spa tavern

    Wide shot of the brewery owned Miller High Life Spa (1938-1941) tavern. High Life and the trademark Girl in the Moon signage are visible. Surrounding businesses include physician Dr. Harvey, Harmony G…

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  • Warner Theater exterior facade

    Hunter, Henry

    View of the exterior marquee of the Warner Theater. Large electric sign advertising current features: Joe E Brown in "You Said a Mouthful", Al Gullickson, and a Mickey Mouse comedy. Business advertise…

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  • Large Wisconsin Theater sign

    View of the large electric Wisconsin Theater sign in front of the building. Smaller marquee partially blocked by large pedestrian crowd. Advertising current features. Busy downtown scene with lots of…

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  • 5230 W Wisconsin Ave

    This photograph shows a brick multi-family home on W Wisconsin Ave. It was built in 1926. This building shares the same plan as one built at 726 N 49th St. 5230 W Wisconsin Ave (same plan used as 726…

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  • St. Camillus Hospital Addition 1967

    St. Camillus Hospital is pictured with its 1967 south wing addition. In the foreground there is a St. Camillus sign with a cross on it. The hospital is shown in the background. Originally on 26th St.…

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  • Bockl Building and parking structure

    Close shot of front and side of Bockl building. Three-level parking structure at rear of building. Streetscape includes cars, signs street lamp, hydrant and people. Tenants include M & I Bank, Richter…

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  • Front Entrance of the Alhambra Theater

    Hunter, Henry

    Close up of the front entrance of the Alhambra Theater. Currently featuring "Evenings for Sale" with Sari Maritza. The advertisement for the movie states "I will pay money for one glamorous evening of…

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  • Continental Bank Tower

    This photograph shows three major buildings in the downtown Milwaukee Area. On the right is the Wells Fargo Building (also known as the Continental Bank Tower), at 735 W Wisconsin Ave. The tall buildi…

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  • Riverside Theater, 1968

    Kluetmeier, Heinz

    Lit up exterior of the Riverside Theater after dark in 1966. Front lit façade advertises for "Planet of the Apes" with Charlton Heston. Large diverse crowd waiting to buy tickets. Wisconsin Avenue "go…

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  • Pedestrians at N Plankinton

    Anheuser, Ernest

    This photograph shows the intersection of N Plankinton and W Wisconsin Ave. Groups of people are crossing every part of the street, due to a new crosswalk system that had just been implemented when th…

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  • Alhambra Theater exterior, closeup

    Brown, J

    Exterior of Alhambra Theater, when it was still called Uihlein Theater. Carriage parked alongside street. Doorman standing under front façade on W Wisconsin Ave. Matinee sign in front.

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  • Gesu School

    Front entrance to Gesu School. Several people are entering the brick building. The school occupied 3 buildings, one on 10th St near Cedar, the 2nd on 11th near State, and the 3rd at the corner of Stat…

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