• John Plankinton House Ground Level View

    View from driveway looking southwest at mansion. Four story square tower prominent in center of photograph. Two story bay windows with third story balcony on left side. Large trees on property. Willia…

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  • Remember When...St. Mary's clock was handless?

    It's unlikely any readers alive today will remember Old St. Mary's Church when it was new, for the church was started in 1846 - but this is too rare a photo to miss. Taken in 1868, it shows the new to…

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  • Soldiers' Home main building side view

    A side view of the main building of the National Soldiers' Home. Trees obscure some of the view, but the wings adjoining the main portion ore easily visible. This building was designed by Milwaukee ar…

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  • Wisconsin Club, under snow

    The Alexander Mitchell Mansion dominates the left half of this photo of W Wisconsin Ave between 9th and 10th Streets, post 1898. Businessman and banker Alexander Mitchell (1817-1887) built this two-st…

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  • Samuel Marshall Home

    View of three story brick house with tower, corbel table, and cast iron cresting. Bay window, and one over one windows, some with hoods. Large front and side porches, both with columns and skirting. V…

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  • Remember When...the water tower dwarfed St. Mary's Hospital?

    The water tower on Milwaukee's East Side (100 years old this year) is a very familiar landmark, but it's not as easy to recognize the other structure. It is the original St. Mary's Hospital, built in…

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  • Remember When...this building housed St. Mary's hospital?

    St. Mary's hospital, 2320 N. Lake dr., was recently honored as the oldest public hospital in the state of Wisconsin. The institution was established in 1848, the same year that Wisconsin became a stat…

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  • Carl Stern Residence

    Brick veneer over wood frame house with small turret. Windows are one over one wit some stained glass over the first story windows. Some ivy growth is visible on the front of the home. The porch has s…

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  • Michael Orth Residence

    Two and a half story home. Prominent 3 story round tower on southwest corner of house with 3rd floor open porch. Covered porch entrance on Humboldt. Stone wall with wrought iron fence and gates on Hum…

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  • Remember When...the East Side seemed out way in the country?

    If it weren't for the familiar shape of the Water Tower, one might think that this was a picture of some pastoral scene, instead of Milwaukee's East Side around 1910. The road then definitely offered…

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  • Soldiers' Home main building and grounds

    A view from the grounds of the main building at the Soldiers Home. Trees dot the hill leading up to the building. This building was designed by Milwaukee architect Edward Townsend Mix in the Second Em…

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  • Wisconsin Club Ballroom seen from N 10th Street

    Milwaukee Commercial Photographers, Inc

    View from N 10th Street parking lot entrance. 2-1/2 story ballroom addition is visible with balcony seen on the right second floor. Top of the five story original tower seen in right background behind…

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  • Mackie Building Exterior long view

    View of six story sandstone neoclassical style office building with a large turreted clock tower. Mansard roof with cast iron cresting and dormer windows. Main entrance has a portico framed by columns…

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  • Soldiers' Home main building at top of hill

    A view from the grounds of the main building at the Soldiers Home. Trees dot the hill leading up to the building. This building was designed by Milwaukee architect Edward Townsend Mix in the Second Em…

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  • Robert J. Faries Residence front view

    Front view of Robert J. Faries house. House is a combination of Cream City Brick and wood frame. The three story home is topped by a short turret and iron roof cresting. View of wrap around porch and…

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  • Soldiers' Home headquarters and main building

    The headquarters building of the National Soldiers' Home to the right of the main building. This Colonial Revival brick building is made from Cream City Brick, and is topped by a cupola. Soldiers' Hom…

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  • Donald Rogers Residence

    Full view of the two and a half story Victorian Gothic mansion. Large porch surround first floor from entry down right side. Central four story tower. Top floor gable has ornamental fascia board decor…

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  • August Uihlein Summer Residence

    Two women pose on the lawn of a large home. A weather vane sits on the peak of a square tower. Several gabels with ornaments are visible along with a dormer. The summer residence is thought to be the…

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  • Alexander Mitchell Home

    J.C. Iversen and Company

    View of front of Mitchell home. 2-1/2 story, brick slate mansard-roofed mansion with five-story, mansard-roofed entrance tower over front entrance. Long greenhouse extension to the left of front door…

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  • Emil Schandein Residence

    Large stone, two and a half story mansion. Three story tower over front entrance. Wrought iron roof crest. Second floor oriel with domed roof and cupola in center of photo. Multiple finials on gables…

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