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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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A peek inside an 1890's Milwaukee high school

Published Nov. 6, 2014

When Milwaukee's West Side High School graduated its first class in 1898, it published "Hesper," its yearbook. A copy of the book is preserved at Milwaukee Public Library and it opens a window into one of Milwaukee's earliest high schools.

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Getting high: 19 Milwaukee rooftop views

Published Nov. 5, 2014

Once, a reader suggested setting my sites on Milwaukee's rooftops. I admit I didn't immediately see the allure. But after spending a couple years climbing up every flight of stairs that has presented itself, I've risen to challenge and peered out across Milwaukee from a number of rooftops. Here are just a few of them.

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Urban spelunking: Milwaukee schools, then and now

Published Oct. 27, 2014

Schools are landmarks in their neighborhoods, and some are well-known across the city. But even some of the oldest schoolhouses in Milwaukee are not the first schools to stand on their respective sites.

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