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11 lost Milwaukee schoolhouses

Published June 22, 2015

Milwaukee is lucky to still have so many beautiful 19th century and early 20th century schoolhouses - designed by the most respected and talented Milwaukee architects of their day. But some have also been lost to time, thanks to fire, demolition or replacement. Here, excerpted from my 2012 book, "Historic Milwaukee Public Schoolhouses" - and augmented with a few more "bonus" gems - are 11 lost Milwaukee schoolhouses.

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A mini Third Ward architectural walking tour, part 2

Published June 16, 2015

The Third Ward is not only a vibrant living museum of historic Milwaukee architecture, those buildings offer examples of work by all the greatest architects the city has produced. Follow me on a second mini walking tour of some of the neighborhood's most interesting gems.

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Shorewood house identified as a rare Frank Lloyd Wright design

Published June 5, 2015

A previously unidentified Frank Lloyd Wright design was revealed today in Shorewood, Wis. The house at 2106 Newton Ave. was constructed in 1917 as an American System-Built House, a venture Wright undertook to design, develop and market well-designed houses to a broad market by using standardization to make them affordable.

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Chicago trip can nurture a young passion for architecture and design

Published May 6, 2015

If your house seems more like a storage unit for thousands of dollars' worth of LEGO building sets, you're not alone. LEGO sales in recent years have soared beyond $3 billion annually and they've been growing steadily. But if you're hoping that your child's ability to follow the directions to assemble the Death Star translates into something bigger, you just might want to elevate the challenge.

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