• 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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  • Hotel Belmont on Wells

    This photograph shows W Wells between 3rd and 4th St. At right is the Belmont Hotel, built in 1926. It was razed in 1996 to make way for the Wisconsin Center. Streets - W Wells St Between 4 + 3rd

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  • Foot traffic on W Wisconsin Ave

    Gessert, Sherman

    This photo shows people walking past businesses on W Wisconsin Ave. There are signs for the Grand Ave Pub and Steins Loans and Jewelry. 700 blk W Wis. Ave / Sherman Gessert Fotosetter 1986 Apr 28 PM 3…

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  • Wisconsin Ave illustrated postcard, 1

    An undated illustration, perhaps a postcard, captioned "View from Pabst Building looking west" up W Wisconsin Ave. The circular insert shows the "Public Library and Museum" - today's Central Library.…

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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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  • N. Hawley and W. Wisconsin

    This photograph shows N Hawley Rd at W Wisconsin Ave, sometime around 1960. There is a Shell gas station on the right. Trees line both sides of the street. 6150 / N. Hawley Rd. and W. Wisconsin Ave. c…

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  • 2114 W Wisconsin Ave

    2114 W Wisconsin Ave in possibly late 19th or early 20th century. The sign next to the two men in the window says "Old Lumber, Bricks & Doors for Sale". 233 / 2114 W Wisconsin Ave / Milwaukee 1900- cc…

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  • W Wisconsin Ave, during reconstruction

    Milwaukee Journal Photo

    A woman steps over a long trench on W Wisconsin Street. This photo was taken during the reconstruction project of 1951. There are barriers all over the road, and a large piece of construction equipmen…

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  • 1024 W Wisconsin Ave

    Wudtke, Herman A

    This photograph shows a multi-story home that was on W Wisconsin Ave. It was once owned by the First Methodist Church, which was next door. The north-south freeway runs where this house once stood. Ap…

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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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  • W Wisconsin before freeway

    Wudtke, Herman A

    March 1963. W Wisconsin Ave between N 10th and N 11th, not long before the freeway was constructed through this site. Part of the Old First United Methodist Church, built in 1907, can be seen at right…

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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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  • Wisconsin and Bluemound

    An elevated view of the intersection at W Wisconsin Ave and W Bluemound Rd, looking west. Several cars are driving in the street. There is a home at center, and a business advertising neon signs at ri…

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  • W Wisconsin at N 6th

    The intersection of N 6th St and W Wisconsin Ave (then Grand Ave) in 1922. View looks east down W Wisconsin. At far right is the Palace-Orpheum Theater, and at far left is the Strand Theater. This pho…

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  • Safety Zone on W Wisconsin Ave

    Riemenschneider, August

    View looks west from N Plankinton Ave up W Wisconsin Ave in probably the late 1920s or 1930s. The National Family Store and the Warner Theater at 214 W Wisconsin Ave are at right. A sign on the median…

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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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  • Reconstruction of Grand Ave, 1

    This is the first in a series of photos taken of the reconstruction of Grand Ave (now W Wisconsin Ave) in the spring of 1913. This view, dated May 13, 1913, is east down W Wisconsin from N 3rd St. Not…

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  • Construction of American Exchange Bank at Plankinton Arcade

    Journal Photo

    An undated Milwaukee Journal photo of W Wisconsin Ave (then Grand Ave), probably from the 1920s. The caption reads: "Milwaukee's rapidly changing skyline: a view along Grand Ave, showing two of the th…

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  • Court of Honor, west from library

    John Taylor Company

    This photograph shows the Court of Honor. The George Washington statue and the Carnival Column (topped with an eagle) are visible center-left. The edge of the Central Library building is just visible…

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  • Hawley and Wisconsin

    This photograph shows N Hawley Rd at W Wisconsin Ave, sometime around 1960. On the right there is a Shell gas station across the street from a Mobil gas station. Trees line both sides of the street. 6…

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