Monday Milwaukee Mystery

Today’s mystery picture is on a building on the west side of downtown. This interesting image shows the making of wine and is a little decrepit because it has been on this building for a long time. There is only one business in the building and it is a well known business that draws many visitors from around the world. What might this building be and where is it located??

Mansion For Sale

The Harnischfeger Mansion out on 35th & Wisconsin has recently been listed for sale by Shorewest. It’s hard to say whether it is a steal at $349,900 because it is a fixer-upper. It would need lots of attention to bring it back to its original glory after years of abuse and neglect but it still has some interesting features.

Anyone interested?

Monday Milwaukee Mystery

Halloween Monday Special! Ok, this mystery face isn’t too scary but you might have to get out the binoculars to see this well, as high as it is. This cherub is on a downtown building in East Town and have a unique corner ornamentation. The entire top floor has reddish terra cotta all around – the only thing missing is the cornice which has been removed sometime in the distant past.

Who can guess the building where this mystery face is located??

Monday Milwaukee Mystery

This west side building has a variety of interesting monumental figures on the frieze along its top. This particular section shows ancient workmen. If you are a fan of Method Man you probably have plans to be here soon. Where is this building?

Monday Milwaukee Mystery

Today’s mystery shows a cherub on a downtown building in red terra cotta. This is one of two that holds a banner saying the Germanic name of the building. This is in the “old world” section of downtown – any guesses?

Monday Milwaukee Mystery

Here’s a tricky mystery picture. It barely looks like a creature but it is a little gargoyle visible from the street. This is downtown and there are clues in the picture but not much else to go on except for maybe the street name. This is the Monday Milwaukee Mystery, afterall!!

Where is the mystery gargoyle?

Monday Milwaukee Mystery

This Monday Mystery takes a small departure from faces which makes it more difficult. This is the upper corner of one of the taller buildings in the Westown area showing some of the classical themed decorative details. The older crowd among us may remember the building as the place to get your music. Which building is this?

2011 Wisconsin History Website Award

OldMilwaukee.net was given the prestigious 2011 Wisconsin History Website Award by the Wisconsin Historical Society. Every year a website is chosen that makes the most valuable contribution to presenting Wisconsin history during the previous year.

We have always made it a point to engage and involve site visitors in discovering Milwaukee and Wisconsin history. It is hoped that everyone comes here to learn something new about this great city.

Monday Milwaukee Mystery

I hope everyone had a chance to come downtown this past weekend to enjoy Doors Open Milwaukee and hopefully be on the lookout for future mystery faces.

Today’s mystery is a downtown building with a face very high on the tip-top of a well known 19th century structure that was the center of exchange but it is still visible if you look well. This lion was built as part of the drain system of the building. Where might this head be?

Milwaukee Brews & Booze

Author Martin Hintz has released his latest book on the history of booze in Milwaukee, A Spirited History of Milwaukee Brews & Booze.

Crack open this comprehensive history of Brew City booze. Explore Milwaukee’s “rum holes,” discover how the city weathered Prohibition and which Jones Island sported the longest mustache. Copy down the best recipe involving Sprecher Special Amber, Rainbow Trout and sauerkraut. Sample the rich heritage of Pabst, Schlits, Gettelman and Miller-the folk who turned Milwaukee into the Beer Capital of the World. And save some room for the more recent contributions of distillers and craft brewers who continue to make the city an exciting place for the thoughtful drinker.

Be sure to stop by Friday, September 30th, 7:00pm at Boswell Book Company, 2559 N. Downer Avenue to meet the author and buy the book.