• E. Wisconsin Ave. looking west toward Milwaukee river

    E. Wisconsin Ave. in 1928, looking west toward the Milwaukee River. The Pabst Building is in the center, and the Gimbel's building is to its left across the river. Streets--Wisconsin Ave. [1928]

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  • Horse drawn vehicles on N Water

    This photograph shows the intersection of N Water and E Wisconsin Ave. Horse drawn vehicles fill the streets, surrounded by businesses and office buildings. Wis & Water / WE8 Have Negative / Marine Hi…

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  • E Wisconsin Ave from N Milwaukee St

    Rashid, Bob

    This photograph was taken from the intersection of E Wisconsin Ave and N Milwaukee St, looking west on Wisconsin Ave. The intersection is busy with traffic. A lone pedestrian crosses in front of the c…

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  • Laying tracks on E Wisconsin

    Streetcar tracks being laid on E. Wisconsin Ave. on May 9, 1929. View looks east toward the intersection with N Milwaukee St, looking at the north side of E Wisconsin. The crane is operating directly…

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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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  • E Wisconsin Ave and N Water St in the early 1870s

    E. Wisconsin Ave. (then Wisconsin St.) and N. water St. (then E. Water St.) in the early 1870s. The building on the left (the northwest corner) is the Ludington Building, built in 1851. That corner be…

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  • E Wisconsin Avenue looking west from Broadway

    Riemenschneider, August

    E. Wisconsin Ave., looking west from Broadway, likely 1920s or 1930s. From the center prominent buildings include: the Wells Building, the Pabst Building at the corner of N. Water; and the Gimbel's Bu…

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  • Harp light in E Wisconsin Ave

    This photograph was taken from near the intersection of N Jackson St and E Wisconsin Ave, looking west on Wisconsin. One of the old-style red granite harp lights is in the middle foreground of the pho…

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  • Traffic by Northwestern Depot, lens flare

    This photograph was taken near E Wisconsin Ave and N Marshall St, showing the Northwestern Depot. Cars and carriages are visible in the streets, along with a large crowd of people near the intersectio…

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  • View down E Wisconsin late 19th century

    Looking down E. Wisconsin Ave. (then Wisconsin St.) probably sometime in the late 19th century. Wis. Ave. looking east

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  • Rendering of E Wisconsin Ave

    A rendering of E Wisconsin Ave, looking east from the Milwaukee River, as it would appear after rebuilding and repaving. The reconstruction project was completed in September 1951. This photograph is…

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  • E Wisconsin Ave from the corner of N Broadway

    Wudtke, Herman A

    The north side of E. Wisconsin Ave. from N. Broadway St. west to an alleyway. The arrow points to the remaining two stories of the 1870 Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company building. A Nunn-Bush…

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  • E Wisconsin Ave looking east from the Milwaukee River

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

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  • Line of pedestrians crossing street

    This photograph shows the intersection of N Milwaukee St and E Wisconsin Ave. The streets and sidewalks are very busy with vehicles and people. The Pierce Building can be seen in the front-left side o…

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  • Looking Northeast Near the Corner of Wisconsin and Broadway

    Deep snow covers the road, shoveled high in order to clear the entrances of buildings. A telegraph pole stands on the left side of the picture. Taken in the mid-late 1800s. View North on Broadway from…

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  • Wisconsin and Water in the late 1800's

    This photograph shows the intersection of N Water and E Wisconsin, sometime in the late 1800s. The streets are full of horse-drawn vehicles. A sign on one of the buildings to the left advertises coal…

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  • Illustration of E Wisconsin Ave looking east from N Water St

    Illustration of E. Wisconsin Ave. (then Wisconsin St.) looking east from N. Water St. (then E. Water St.), nineteenth century. The illustration indicates that the building on the right is the Masonic…

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  • E Wisconsin Ave looking west toward N Jefferson

    E. Wisconsin Ave. looking west toward intersection with N. Jefferson St., probably early 20th century. The Pfister Hotel is at center-left, above it rises the Wells Building, and at the far left is th…

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  • Traffic and pedestrians on N Milwaukee

    This photograph was taken at the intersection of N Milwaukee St and E Wisconsin Ave, looking south on N Milwaukee St. Three street trolleys can be seen, as well as several cars and groups of pedestria…

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  • Jackson and Wisconsin, paved with bricks

    As evidenced by the tracks and the overhead lines, the corner of Jackson and Wisconsin Sts. (now E. Wisconsin Ave.) was definitely one spot where the streetcar "bent" back in 1911. When this picture w…

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