Get out and explore these local historians' favorite spots.
executive director, Historic Milwaukee
Pick: Old South Side Settlement Museum, 707 W. Lincoln Ave.
“The only known neighborhood ‘settlement museum’ in Wisconsin, the OSSSM contains artifacts representing the experiences of several immigrant communities that settled on the South Side, including the Polish, Kashubian and Mexican.”
Pick: Former ferry landing, 818 S. Water St.
“In the parking lot by the Hot Water club sits a small building that was once the terminal for a ferry to jobs on Jones Island, a service that stopped in the late 1970s.”
Pick: Locust Street Bridge
“Two hidden landmarks are visible from the Locust Street Bridge: To the north is the still-functioning Riverside Pumping Station, a 1924 brick structure built to meet the water needs of a growing city, and to the south are the riverside ruins of the Gordon Park bathhouse.”