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Urban Spelunking: Metropolitan Block

Published Jan. 28, 2015

The fire that destroyed the Metropolitan Block - described as "the equal to any building in the country" - was a sad reality, despite my own foggy memories of it.


7 beautiful Bay View buildings

Published Jan. 16, 2015

When I lived in Bay View for about seven years in the 1990s and early 2000s, I spent a lot of time walking. So, as you might expect, I have way more than seven, but here is one for each year I loved in the Oh-Seven.


Urban spelunking: Calvary Cemetery Chapel

Published Jan. 8, 2015

Perched atop a hill overlooking Mitchell Boulevard, just south of Bluemound Road is Erhard Brielmaier's 1899 Calvary Cemetery Chapel, a Romanesque cream city brick building that draws such big crowds during Doors Open Milwaukee that it is among the top 10 sites during the annual event. Let's take a look...


Urban spelunking: Lincoln Memorial Bridge & Water Tower Monument

Published Dec. 23, 2014

Tens of thousands of folks came out to see the 1926 dedication of the new Lincoln Memorial Bridge and Drive. Fifty years later, the bridge was crumbling and was soon replaced. But a few bits of it remain today on Milwaukee's East Side.

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