• 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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  • Uptown Theater Front Façade

    Front façade of the Uptown Theater with a For Sale sign displayed. Lights broken. Sign and theater entrance not maintained. Car parked in front. Uptown Theater. Façade and Marquee

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  • Elegant Grand Ave home

    An elegant home stands at the corner of 16th St and Grand Ave (now W Wisconsin Ave), reflecting the origin of Grand Ave's name, in 1914. Referring to the horse-drawn transport of the day, the sign on…

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  • "Milwaukee - Gateway to the World" sign

    Milwaukee Journal

    Photo of the sign "Milwaukee - Gateway to the World" being built by the Derse Adv. Co. The sign hung on the Lincoln Memorial Bridge during the St. Lawrence Seaway opening celebrations. Milwaukee Seawa…

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  • Seaway Tap tavern

    Close up front view of the Seaway Tap (1956-1978) bar. Pabst Blue Ribbon, Andeker, and Blatz beer signs are visible. 637 S. 2nd St.

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  • John Munzinger's saloon storefront

    Two men, two boys, and a dog pose on the steps of John Munzinger's tavern. Schlitz beer advertisements flank the front corners of the building while the company’s trademark Belted Globe sign is suspen…

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  • Mathias Stein Residence

    Small, 2 story wooden frame building in middle of photo. Sign with "M. Stein" above doorway. Front porch with man standing next to door. Street scene with people, horse-drawn cart, and earth road. One…

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  • Man holding we shall overcome sign

    Ahlhauser, John W

    Alexander Edwards holds a sign that says We Shall Overcome at a march to honor the first anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s death. First anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King's death. Alexand…

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  • Kunckell Home three quarter southeast sunny view

    Three quarter southeast sunny view of two story cream brick Italianate style house with tower. Oculus, arched, and Palladian windows. View of yard with fence and trees, and neighboring houses. Signs a…

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  • Traffic on Stadium Interchange

    Bauer, Richard

    This photograph shows traffic on the Stadium interchange, near the exit for Hawley Rd. A Greyhound bus can be seen in the center lane. It is likely dark out, as all the cars have their headlights on.…

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  • Debris on King at Lloyd

    Riemenschneider, August

    This photograph shows N Dr Martin Luther King Jr Dr, looking north from W Lloyd St. There is some kind of equipment or debris in the road at left. Further down, the sign for Schuster's Department Stor…

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  • Centennial Building

    Wudtke, Herman A

    Long shot of three story Italianate brick building. "Centennial Building" placed in spandrel sign zone. Roundhead windows with keystone in arch. Signs read: Rochelle's, Wisconsin Novelty Co. Streetsca…

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  • Sting tavern

    Sleezer, John

    Close up side view of The Sting (1980-1984) bar. A Newport Lights cigarettes billboard and two automobiles are visible in the background. It was later replaced by the Brass Key Restaurant & Lounge, wh…

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  • N 18th Court

    Orton, Jack

    This photo shows N 18th Ct. A sign at left reads "No Outlet". A man can be seen walking down the sidewalk in the distance. The street is lined with trees. Most of the neighborhood streets are 'no outl…

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  • Kunckell Home three quarter southeast view

    Three quarter southeast view of two story cream brick Italianate style house with tower. Oculus, arched, and Palladian windows. View of yard with fence and trees, and neighboring houses. Signs adverti…

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  • Arson reward sign at 615 S 2nd St

    Hunter, Henry H

    This photograph shows a damaged building on S 2nd St. A sign hanging on the building reads, "$10.00 reward for arrest and conviction of any person for destroying any of this personal property". No Bld…

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  • Capitol Court Christmas tree

    Close up of a tall, lighted Christmas tree with a Capitol Court sign lit up behind it. The mall opened on August 28,1956 and was originally an open air venue. The mall closed around 2000 due to declin…

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  • Towne Theater exterior

    Large, electric sign exterior of the Towne Theater. Showing Red Skelton in "The Yellow Cab Man" and "Stars in my Crown". Taken in winter. It was razed in 1979.

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  • Chas. Mueller's Pavilion

    Wide view of Chas. Mueller's Pavilion saloon showing a group of people posing near the entrance. Numerous Miller beer signs are visible on and around the tavern.

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  • Al Howard's Tap

    Milwaukee Commercial Photographers, Inc

    Front view of Al Howard's Tap (c.1949) tavern depicting construction on 7th and Wells Streets. A poster advertises a wrestling match: Gorgeous George vs. Walter Palmer at the Milwaukee Auditorium. Bla…

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