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History & Landmarks

A look at the people, places and events that made Milwaukee what it is today.

The Pabst Mansion

The Milwaukee River
The Milwaukee River begins in Fond du Lac County, from several different branches. At approximately 100 miles, as the branches join the main flowage, it twists and turns on a wild course, meandering south and east through West Bend, Fredonia and Saukville before...

The Gobbler Supper Club on the Auction Block
A public auction of The Gobbler Supper Club, a quirky 1960s-era modern, carpeted, rock walled anomaly, will hit the auction block at 10 a.m. Saturday, December 12.

Historic Homes in Milwaukee
Visit any of the mansions on this list for a fun lesson in architecture and you'll often get a great dose of Milwaukee history along the way.

Milwaukee's Soldiers' Home

The Northpoint Lighthouse

The Charles Allis Art Museum
Built in 1911, the Charles Allis house is a beautiful Tudor-style mansion located on Milwaukee's Prospect Avenue. Better known as the Charles Allis Art Museum, the home is now a showcase for the Allis' extensive collection of paintings, prints, sculpture, ceramics and more, as well as a popular place for hosting special events.

The St. Joan of Arc Chapel at Milwaukee's Marquette University
Nestled in the heart of Milwaukee, on the Marquette University campus, is a 15th century French chapel. This very unusual little building known is known as the St. Joan of Arc Chapel, and features a stone once kissed by the famous saint.

Ghosts of Breweries Past - Schlitz
A look at Milwaukee's most famous industry through the hidden reminders that still exist on our city streets.

The Attempted Assassination of Theodore Roosevelt
An account of the Roosevelt assassination attempt in Milwaukee in 1912.

The Pabst Theater
The Pabst Theater, located on the busy corner of Wells and Water Streets in downtown Milwaukee, is one of the best known and beautiful historic buildings in the city. It's also a very popular venue for music and other live performances, and is known for bringing cutting edge new talent to the city, as well as perennial favorites. The theater is...

Milwaukee History: The Founding Fathers
The founding of Milwaukee is often credited to three men, and the names of each are already well-known in Milwaukee vernacular today -- even if we don't know why. They are Solomon Juneau (Juneau Street), Byron Kilbourn (Kilbourn Street) and George Walker (Walker's Point neighborhood). These three early settlers each erected villages around the...

The Riverside Theater
Milwaukee's Riverside Theater is a popular concert venue located on Wisconsin Avenue in the heart of downtown. Recently restored to the glory of the 1920s, the venue has a capacity of more the 2,400 and features popular live performing acts.

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