A Few Good Websites

Here are a few newer websites about Milwaukee history that I have recently found.

The first is a great blog about the history of WQFM radio. I grew up listening to it in junior high school and high school and so this is a trip back to the past. The blog tells great stories and events from those days in the 70’s and 80’s.

Then there is Megan Daniels new website about historic preservation and architecture. You may remember her as the author of a newer Arcadia book on Early Milwaukee Architecture. Her blog is called Razed In Milwaukee.

While I’m at it I’ll point out the Wisconsinology blog I also found a few weeks back. It hasn’t been updated much recently but is full of interesting stories on things around the state.

Library Online Sanborn Maps

The Milwaukee Public Libraries has just added a new subscription to Sanborn historical fire insurance maps. These can be accessed with your library card from home. This is a great resource and includes maps from 1894, 1910, and 1951 which cover the entire city.

Borchert Field Website

A tip of the hat to the Borchert Field Blog which details everything of interest about Milwaukee baseball history and run by Chance Michaels. Dennis Pajot also is a contributor to the website as he is one of the experts on the history of Milwaukee baseball.