• 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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  • Hyatt Regency Hotel from a Rooftop

    Todd, Chris

    Two men work on a rooftop with the newly built 18 story, 485 room Hyatt Regency Hotel in the background. The revolving restaurant, The Polaris, is atop the building. The Polaris closed in April, 2009…

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  • Toy Building with Blindness of Virtue sign in front

    The front sign reads 'Blindness of Virtue'. The top of the building has a Chop Suey sign. Business are next to the Toy Building: Model Art Studio and Elgin Lunch.

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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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  • Exchange Restaurant and Hotel

    This photograph was likely taken sometime in the 1880s. It shows a view of S 2nd St. A row of horse-drawn carriages sit in the street in front of the Exchange Restaurant and Hotel. The building next d…

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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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  • 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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  • Ham N' Egger Restaurant

    Gubin, Cathy

    A night view of the Ham N' Egger restaurant specializing in hamburgers and pancakes. This is one of 3 Ham N' Egger locations in the city at the time. The Ham N' Egger at Oakland and Locust in 1976

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  • Street grade work at 8th and Wells

    Milwaukee Commercial Photographers, Inc

    This photograph shows the small restaurant at 800 W Wells St. Street grade work is being done, and there are markers on the building. The land on the lot behind the restaurant has been cleared. MCP 95…

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  • Wussow's Delicatessen

    This photograph show's Wussow's Delicatessen on W North Ave. The 1945 Milwaukee City Directory gives Wussow's an address of 2705 West North Avenue. L. T. Bruhnke, 837 N. 63rd Street, Wauwatosa, Wis.

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  • Old World 3rd at Juneau, west side

    This photograph shows the west side of N 3rd St near W Juneau Ave. There is one wood frame building among all the brick, home to the New Ideal Restaurant. Two ladies and a man walk past it. Jun 67 / B…

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  • View of restaurant and barber shop on E Wisconsin Ave.

    Hunter, Henry H

    View of 631 E. Wisconsin Ave. This building houses the Milwaukee County Italian American Alliance above Andy's Restaurant and a barbershop. The neighboring shoe store is visible on the left. 631 E. Wi…

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  • Vliet at 35th, after reconstruction

    This photograph shows the intersection of W Vliet and N 35th, after reconstruction work was done on the road. Gene's Bar and a Mobil gas station at left, and the W. Marx Company and a restaurant that…

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  • North Water Street from Wisconsin Avenue

    Wudtke, Herman A

    This photograph shows N Water St looking north from Wisconsin Ave. A restaurant named Fritz Gust can be seen in the foreground on the right. The corner of the A. D. Button Block building can be seen i…

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  • Tracks on N Jackson St

    This photograph shows the old street-railroad tracks on N Jackson St. The street between the tracks is brick, while the rest of the street is paved normally. Several buildings can be seen, including t…

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  • Strachota's Restaurant

    A man holds a sign reading "195" in front of Strachota's Restaurant, advertising steaks and seafood. The building would later be demolished to make way for the new Milwaukee Arena.

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  • White Tower Hamburgers on Wells St

    Wudtke, Herman A

    This photograph shows the building at the corner of N 11th and W Wells St. White Tower Hamburgers takes up the unit at the corner. Curtis Supermarket and a dentist also have spots in the building. Mar…

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  • Lotus Restaurant

    Wudtke, Herman A

    This photograph looks across the street towards the Lotus Chow Mein restaurant. Painted on the building at right is the logo for the USO. The buildings in this area were demolished, and replaced with…

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  • 513-519 W Wells St

    Milwaukee Commercial Photographers, Inc

    This photograph show a large brick building on W Wells St. Lower level businesses include a used clothes store, the Castle Bar, and the Marine Coffee Shop. The entrance to the upper levels, the Wells…

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  • 602 W Wells St

    Cedar-Biddle

    This photograph shows a mixed-use building on the corner of N 6th and W Wells streets. The bottom level has a restaurant and shops. The upper level is apartments. 150 602 Wells / #199 Lots 15 and 16,…

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