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Architecture

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City Hall
City Hall

Butterfly Theater Lit Up the corner of 2nd Street and Wisconsin Avenue from 1911 to 1930
Butterfly Theater Lit Up the corner of 2nd Street and Wisconsin Avenue from 1911 to 1930

Log House and Trading Post of Jacques Vieau
Log House and Trading Post of Jacques Vieau

National Asylum for Disabled Soldiers at Wood
National Asylum for Disabled Soldiers at Wood

Oriental Theater Movie Palace
Oriental Theater Movie Palace

Germans build Old St. Mary's Church on Broadway
Germans build Old St. Mary's Church on Broadway

Polish Families Start St. Stanislaus Church on South Side
Polish Families Start St. Stanislaus Church on South Side

Newhall House was Milwaukee's first upscale hotel
Newhall House was Milwaukee's first upscale hotel

St. John’s Cathedral
St. John’s Cathedral

St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church
St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church

The Mission of Our Lady of Guadalupe
The Mission of Our Lady of Guadalupe

Building City Hall
Building City Hall

Original Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church
Original Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church

Harnischfeger and Pawling
Harnischfeger and Pawling

Parklawn Housing
Parklawn Housing

Milwaukee County Courthouse
Milwaukee County Courthouse

St. Josaphat's Basilica
St. Josaphat's Basilica

Milwaukee County Stadium
Milwaukee County Stadium

Halyard Park Home
Halyard Park Home

Log House with Horses for Early Settlers
Log House with Horses for Early Settlers

Log House with Split Rail Fence for Early Settlers and Horses
Log House with Split Rail Fence for Early Settlers and Horses

Greendale Home in 1930s
Greendale Home in 1930s

Greendale Planned Community with  Model in 1930s
Greendale Planned Community with Model in 1930s

Greendale Administration Building in 1930s
Greendale Administration Building in 1930s

Jacques Vieaux Cabin and Post
Jacques Vieaux Cabin and Post

Milwaukee Early View
Milwaukee Early View

Italian Community's Blessed Virgin of Pompeii Church in the Third Ward
Italian Community's Blessed Virgin of Pompeii Church in the Third Ward

St. Benedict's Church
St. Benedict's Church

St. Stephen's and St. Stanislaus Church
St. Stephen's and St. Stanislaus Church

Old St. Mark AME Church
Old St. Mark AME Church

Trinity Lutheran Church
Trinity Lutheran Church

Warner Movie Palace
Warner Movie Palace

Milwaukee Water Works North Point Pumping Station
Milwaukee Water Works North Point Pumping Station

Federal Building and Post Office
Federal Building and Post Office

Turner Hall
Turner Hall

City Hall's Interior Atrium
City Hall's Interior Atrium

Free Thinker's Hall
Free Thinker's Hall

Milwaukee University School
Milwaukee University School

Construction of NW corner of Milwaukee and E. Wisconsin
Construction of NW corner of Milwaukee and E. Wisconsin

Ebner Family House Construction at 15th & Keefe
Ebner Family House Construction at 15th & Keefe

Greendale Planned Community Under Construction
Greendale Planned Community Under Construction

Greendale Planned Community in View from Above
Greendale Planned Community in View from Above

Washington High School
Washington High School

St. Benedict the Moor Church
St. Benedict the Moor Church

Garden Homes Under Construction
Garden Homes Under Construction

City Hall and Pabst Theater
City Hall and Pabst Theater

City Hall
City Hall

Whitefish Bay Bungalow
Whitefish Bay Bungalow

Blatz Mansion in Whitefish Bay
Blatz Mansion in Whitefish Bay

Alhambra Movie Palace Theater Interior
Alhambra Movie Palace Theater Interior

Fourth Street School
Fourth Street School

District 8 School in Town of Greenfield at Forest Home and Oklahoma in 1905
District 8 School in Town of Greenfield at Forest Home and Oklahoma in 1905

Bohemian Hall on SE corner of 12th and North in 1960
Bohemian Hall on SE corner of 12th and North in 1960

John Plankinton Mansion on 15th and Grand Avenue
John Plankinton Mansion on 15th and Grand Avenue

William Plankinton Home Interior
William Plankinton Home Interior

Cape Cod House at 693 N. 28th St. in 1907 now 2021 N. 28th St.
Cape Cod House at 693 N. 28th St. in 1907 now 2021 N. 28th St.

Streetscene at NE corner of S. 40th and Mitchell St.
Streetscene at NE corner of S. 40th and Mitchell St.

Ranch-style Home at 4545 S. 36th Street
Ranch-style Home at 4545 S. 36th Street

Guadalupe Mission in Former Phone Exchange on Washington Street
Guadalupe Mission in Former Phone Exchange on Washington Street

Bungalow at 756 N. 53rd Street
Bungalow at 756 N. 53rd Street

Fred Pabst, Jr. Mansion on Highland Blvd.
Fred Pabst, Jr. Mansion on Highland Blvd.

Highland Blvd. Mansions
Highland Blvd. Mansions

Dr. Schneider's Home on Knapp St. near Franklin Pl.
Dr. Schneider's Home on Knapp St. near Franklin Pl.

Holeproof Hosiery Building and Employees at 4th & St. Paul
Holeproof Hosiery Building and Employees at 4th & St. Paul

Federal Building on Wisconsin Avenue
Federal Building on Wisconsin Avenue

Schandein Residence at 2400 W. Wisconsin Avenue
Schandein Residence at 2400 W. Wisconsin Avenue

John Johnston Mansion at 12th & Wisconsin
John Johnston Mansion at 12th & Wisconsin

Oriental Theatre on Farwell
Oriental Theatre on Farwell

Nunnemacher Residences on Wahl Ave. in 1931
Nunnemacher Residences on Wahl Ave. in 1931

Lloyd Smith House is now known as Villa Terrace
Lloyd Smith House is now known as Villa Terrace

Gustave Pabst, Sr. Mansion on Terrace in 1925
Gustave Pabst, Sr. Mansion on Terrace in 1925

Gustave Pabst, Sr. Mansion on Terrace as seen from lake in 1925
Gustave Pabst, Sr. Mansion on Terrace as seen from lake in 1925

Van Buren between Wisconsin Ave and Mason. Razed for Northwestern Mutual
Van Buren between Wisconsin Ave and Mason. Razed for Northwestern Mutual

Germania Building at intersection of Water Street and  Wells Street and 2nd Street
Germania Building at intersection of Water Street and Wells Street and 2nd Street

Plankinton House, West Water to 2nd St.
Plankinton House, West Water to 2nd St.

Cudahy Towers
Cudahy Towers

Cudahy Towers Under Construction with Train Station in background
Cudahy Towers Under Construction with Train Station in background

Pabst Whitefish Bay Resort
Pabst Whitefish Bay Resort

Turner Hall with Horse and Carriage
Turner Hall with Horse and Carriage

Warner Movie Palace on Wisconsin Avenue
Warner Movie Palace on Wisconsin Avenue

Pabst Theatre on Wells and Water. Many German performances were held in this theatre built by Capt. Frederick Pabst
Pabst Theatre on Wells and Water. Many German performances were held in this theatre built by Capt. Frederick Pabst

Lithograph of Early Water Street
Lithograph of Early Water Street

Old County Courthouse
Old County Courthouse

City Hall Portrait
City Hall Portrait

Parklawn Public Housing
Parklawn Public Housing

Hillside Housing Project
Hillside Housing Project

The Milwaukee House, a Juneau-Martin project, was the finest hotel in frontier Milwaukee. It stood on the corner of Broadway and Wisconsin Avenue
The Milwaukee House, a Juneau-Martin project, was the finest hotel in frontier Milwaukee. It stood on the corner of Broadway and Wisconsin Avenue

 
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