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Urban spelunking: New life for the Avalon Theater

Published Dec. 18, 2014

There are lots of places you can catch "The Hobbit" or the new "Night at the Museum" film, but see them at the revamped Avalon Theater, which opens tonight, and you get a double feature: a movie and an early look at a revamped Milwaukee movie palace.

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Urban spelunking: Leinenkugel's 10th Street Brewery

Published Dec. 9, 2014

As predicted when its construction was announced in 1985, the arrival of the 10th Street Brewery really did mark an advent in Milwaukee brewing. It just took a while for it to find its way and it took the folks at Leinenkugel -- instead of Heileman -- to make it happen.

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Urban spelunking: The Iron Block Building

Published Nov. 25, 2014

This year, Dental Associates completed its restoration of the Iron Block Building -- actually a pair of connected buildings dating from 1860 and 1899 -- and the work put a gorgeous new luster on one of Downtown's most aged landmarks. As Milwaukee's only iron-facade building, it's a real Milwaukee gem. To look at the historic Iron Block Building on the corner of Water and Wisconsin now, you'd be hard-pressed to believe it almost didn't survive.

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Urban spelunking: Charles Allis Art Museum

Published Nov. 11, 2014

The building that houses the Charles Allis Art Museum, 1630 E. Royall Pl., on Milwaukee's East Side was designed and built as a home, but in a sense it's also always served as an art museum. Built by a captain of industry, Charles Allis, the house -- designed by Alexander Eschweiler and built in 1909 -- was planned as more than a home for Eschweiler and his wife, Sarah. It was meant to be a showplace for their ever-growing collection of art.

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