• Plankinton Arcade view of construction November 15

    Brown and 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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  • Bert's Worldwide Fabrics Corner Signage

    The exterior signage facing Capitol Dr. at Bert's Worldwide Fabrics store owned by Bert Rakow. The signs advertise 'Unusual & Unique Fabrics,' and 'Imports & Domestics' and custom tailoring.

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  • Hathaway Building

    Three quarter view of five story Romanesque Revival style brick and stone buliding. Arched stone entryways, awnings, signboards, and arched windows on top floor. Corner of building features curved win…

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  • Ace of Clubs Tavern

    West Side News

    A street view of the Ace of Clubs bar (1956-1979) showing a Blatz sign and portions of businesses on either side. Donated by: West Side News.

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  • Northridge Mall shopping outside Sears

    Customers walking along the two floors of the mall. View is looking towards Sears, can also see Shaw's Jewelers and Jarman. Opened in 1973, closed in 2003 after years of decline. First owned, partners…

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  • Plankinton Arcade second level interior

    Second level, lengthwise view of interior of the arcade. Skylights and chandeliers visible above. Rotunda in center with wrough iron railing surrounding rotunda opening. View standing on second floor…

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  • Bert's Worldwide Fabrics Woman at Iron-On Counter

    A woman holds up a t-shirt while sitting in front of a display of iron-ons for purchase at Bert's Worldwide Fabrics store owned by Bert Rakow.

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  • J. Hinkel Building three quarter view

    Weinholz, Harold

    Three quarter view of three story High Victorian Italianate brick building with cornices and windows with arched hood moulding and keystones. View of storefront with awnings, street, and neighboring b…

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  • Exterior view of Uneeda Shine Store building

    Hunter, Henry H

    View of Uneeda Shine Store building. One bystander is making his way down the sidewalk. General Motors Truck billboard is next to the building.This was one of the buildings condemned by the Mil. Fire…

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  • Plankinton Arcade completed addition

    Brown and Renbaum

    Elevated view of completed top floors of building looking southeast. W. Wisconsin Ave to the left, N. 4th St to right. Automobiles and pedestrians seen at street level. S.M.Siesel Co. Engineering - Co…

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  • Northridge Mall inside shopping

    Customers walking along the two floors of the mall. A large water sculpture sits in a water pool outside Boston Store. Northridge opened in 1973, closed in 2003 after years of decline. First owned, pa…

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  • Boston Store with Streetcar

    A view of the Boston Store in the early 1900s looking North on 4th Street. A horse drawn carriage approaches the photographer and a streetcar is passing by in the background. Boston Store c. 1905. Wis…

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  • Sexton Building from Broadway and Michigan Streets

    Four story, large corner brick building with mansard roof. Italianate style, roundhead windows. Horse and part of cart seen in lower right foreground. Streets otherwise empty. Wooden sidewalks, earth…

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  • Fond du Lac and 21st in 1946

    Riemenschneider, August

    A photograph of the intersection of Fond du Lac Avenue and 21st Street taken in 1946. In this image is Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, which became Bethel Baptist in 1972 can be seen. Also visible i…

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  • Looking West down E. Wisconsin Ave. at Wisconsin Avenue Bridge

    This picture is probably from 1920s or 1930s. The Milwaukee River bridge is up. The Pabst building is at center, and the Gimbel's building is across the river. Business at right, on the north side of…

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  • Fond Du Lac and 13th

    A view of the intersection of Fond du Lac Avenue and 13th Street from 1957. The intersection is lined with stores and shops. W Fond Du Lac Ave at N 13th St. c 1957.

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  • 1651 N 13th St

    Hunter, Henry H

    This photograph shows a wooden structure on N 13th St. The city directory from 1932 lists this as a vacant store. Rec. No. 1698 / Sep 28 1932 / 1651 N 13th St / Fire Prevention Bureau, Milwaukee Fire…

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  • Bert's Worldwide Fabrics Woman at Iron-On Counter 2

    A woman holds up a t-shirt while sitting in front of a display of iron-ons for purchase at Bert's Worldwide Fabrics store owned by Bert Rakow.

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  • Kinnickinnic from Homer, looking south

    This photograph was taken from the intersection of S Kinnickinnic Ave and E Homer St, looking south on Kinnickinnic. Businesses at left include the Awe Awning Company (2510 S Kinnickinnic Ave), and K…

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  • Pedestrians at the Intersection of Michigan and Broadway

    The Hooker Glass and Paint Mfg. Co. stands at the northeast corner of Broadway and Michigan. Pedestrian traffic crosses the street on both sides of the road. Cars are parked along the roadside. The Ro…

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