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Designed by E.T. Mix, erected in 1882-90, and named a Milwaukee Landmark in 1972 in recognition of its architectural and historical significance. Noteworthy original elements include the exterior and the interior nave ceiling and stained glass.
Type: railroad carferry, steel hullBuilt: 1903, American Shipbuilding Co., Cleveland, OhioSank: October 22, 1929 Lives Lost: 40-50Length: 388' Beam: 56'Cargo: train cars (loaded), tubs, mixed freight, 3 automobilesPropulsion: triple expansion ste…
Designed by Henry C. Koch, erected in 1882-83, and designated in 1975 as a Milwaukee Landmark in recognition of its architectural, cultural, and historical significance to the community.
On this site, September 3, 1919, was held the first caucus of World War veterans who organized the Department of Wisconsin of the American LegionJohn C. DavisFirst Department Commander
This tablet dedicated August 8, 1937
The Wisconsin Soldiers' Home Association was formed in 1864 by a coalition of women's charitable organizations led by Lydia Hewitt, Hannah Vedder, and Mrs. E. L. Buttrick of Milwaukee. The Association raised funds to endow a hospital where sick an…
Indian villagers are credited with giving Milwaukee its name, which may have derived from Mahnawauk, Meolaki or Milwacky. Those words may be references to the Milwaukee River or a medicinal plant, but the most common translation is "good land."
The adjacent Mitchell and Mackie Buildings were commissioned by local tycoon, Alexander Mitchell. The Mitchell Building (16 above), one of America's finest examples of French Second Empire architecture, was built in 1876 on the site of pioneer Sol…
The Milwaukee County Historical Society (5 above) was built in 1913 to house the Second Ward Savings Bank. The triangular Beaux Arts limestone building is notable for its arched windows, Ionic columns and carved decorations.
Milwaukee City Hall…
On October 29, 1926, Milwaukee County purchased the flying field which Thomas Hamilton had established in 1920 on East Layton Avenue in connection with his propeller business. Northwest Airways inaugurated scheduled passenger service here on July …
Early in the 20th century, architect Alfred C. Clas imagined the riverfront as a European-style destination for recreation and a source of beauty at the heart of downtown.
In 1914, Clas, a proponent of the "City Beautiful" movement to improve a…