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Urban Spelunking: Calvary Presbyterian Church

Published March 26, 2015

I was a little disappointed the first time I stepped into Henry Koch's 1870 Calvary Presbyterian Church - that soaring red building on 10th and Wisconsin. The sanctuary has been completed remodeled and modernized. The pews are gone, replaced by stacks of movable chairs. The wooden chancel isn't ornately adorned as one might expect in a 150-year-old church, and the new hardwood floors gleam rather than creak with accumulated history. But, then, Pastor Mark McDonough converted me.

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New South Side library draws on the past to build the future

Published March 25, 2015

In recent years, Milwaukee Public Library has been building for the future, replacing aged branches with mixed-use developments that ensure the libraries will be community fixtures for years to come. For its next project, MPL is moving the Forest Home branch into the future by reviving an old South Side neighborhood gem.

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Flagg homes weave efficiency and economy into unique style

Published March 20, 2015

Scattered around the Milwaukee area are roughly two dozen eye-catching stone cottages that look like they could've been moved from Normandy. But, you might be surprised to learn they were designed by a New York architect who also designed the Big Apple's Singer Building, a 47-story skyscraper that was, for three years, the tallest building in the world.

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Westown leads charge to burnish Court of Honor

Published March 9, 2015

Last month the Westown Association launched a campaign to raise money to complete the restoration of the Court of Honor, a group of statues in the median on Wisconsin Avenue, between 9th and 10th Streets.

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Urban Spelunking: Railway Exchange Building

Published March 9, 2015

We reprise this article, which ran in September 2014, in conjunction with the Remarkable Milwaukee award that will be presented on Thursday, March 12 to Patti Keating-Kahn for her work restoring the Railway Exchange Building.

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