1948 Milwaukee River View

For today’s Gigapan view, this is something I posted previously but will post again. This view is looking southwest along the Milwaukee River from above the Dam that used to be just south of North Avenue. Much of Commerce Street can be seen in its industrial glory with coal yards and railroad tracks of the Beerline where condos now sit.

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  1. aeroslipton

    Wow, the swimming school was still there in the late 40’s? The water must’ve been getting pretty gross by that time. Nice to see the trainyards & sausage factory

  2. The school was closed in 1908 but the building remained. I’m not sure exactly when it was torn down. Probably not long after this picture was taken.

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