Results tagged with 'Urban spelunking'
Published March 4, 2014
Milwaukee hotel magnate and philanthropist Walter Schroeder has left traces of himself across this city and the state. In some places he's rumored to have left his spirit to roam, too. But that's not the case at the Milwaukee Hilton City Center, 509 W. Wisconsin Ave. Here, instead, he left a more tangible and ornate legacy.
Published Feb. 17, 2014
Thanks to Doors Open's Amy Grau - who brought me and architect Keith Stachowiak along for the adventure - I walked through nearly the entire length of that tunnel, proving my grandfather's story correct.
Published Feb. 10, 2014
The secret's been out a long time, so I don't make any claims to it, of course, but you'd be forgiven for believing that the 1883 home of the Milwaukee Club, on the northeast corner of Jefferson and Wisconsin was the work of Milwaukee architect Edward Townsend Mix. I thought so, too, until I learned the truth on a recent tour.
Published Jan. 30, 2014
Follow the steeples. Doing that one day, I came upon St. Francis of Assisi church, 1927 N. 4th St. I couldn't resist stopping in (unannounced).
Published Jan. 17, 2014
Inside one of the five bungalow style firehouses built in the 1920s by Milwaukee architect Charles Malig, there is a quiet treasure. The Milwaukee Fire Education Center and Museum, 1615 W. Oklahoma Ave., isn't exactly a secret, but considering the passion for the history of firefighting that burns in the folks that maintain and grow it, it almost feels like it.
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