There were two different Plankinton House hotels in downtown Milwaukee. The first was torn down to make way for a landmark building that still stands. The other was razed to make way for a mall parking structure.
Our city’s name has its roots in the words of the native languages of this area. But which language? And which words?
Palmolive is one of the most recognized soap brands in the world. The distinctive green bar that launched the brand was born right here in Milwaukee.
Ambrosia Chocolate once gave downtown Milwaukee a sweet smell and has long been a nationally-known brand.
Our city’s building blocks are having a moment.
Sherburn Becker was rich, young, and brash. And for two years, he was one of the flashiest mayors in the nation.
During Prohibition, Milwaukee’s beer brewers were forced to adapt – both in the products they sold and they way they marketed their brands.
Northwestern Mutual has built several landmark structures in Milwaukee during its long history.
Harri and Herta Hoffman escaped the Nazis in Germany, and made a name for themselves in Milwaukee in both business and philanthropy.
Henry Maier was one of Milwaukee’s most influential and controversial mayors, leaving an imprint on the city that, for better or worse, is still visible today.