The West Allis company made everything from steam engines to nuclear reactors.
When this photograph was taken in about 1888, Milwaukee had nearly 200,000 residents, making it the 16th-largest city in America.
A young Milwaukee couple with a pastoral vision carved out a little spot in their ancestral coulee country. Nature had other plans.
Take a look back at the Big Gig in 1976.
The church, which was demolished in 1967, was the social and spiritual anchor of the city’s Italian community.
For most of the 20th century, train stations were the grand entrances to America’s cities, and Milwaukee had two beauties.
The Water Street and Wisconsin Avenue intersection was even busier than it is today back in 1900.
This photo of Estabrook Park is just one example of the parks system’s Depression-era expansion.
Our city abounds with beauty, so we decided it was time to shine a spotlight on some of the standouts. From an ornate church to a stainless steel tree, here are the sights we deem wondrous.
The farm in this 1880s photograph is an example of the hundreds that filled the area surrounding the city.