Historic Milwaukee Public Schoolhouses

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It’s no surprise we feel a connection to our schools, where we learn to read, write and forge social bonds of all kinds. They are potentially the scenes of our first crushes (and the second and third). They are where we learn to create ourselves. For more than a century, Milwaukee has taken its schoolhouses seriously, and it has a matchless variety of gorgeous landmarks to prove it. Robert Tanzilo pays homage to some long-lost schools, salutes some veteran survivors and examines the roles they play in their ...
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Overview

It’s no surprise we feel a connection to our schools, where we learn to read, write and forge social bonds of all kinds. They are potentially the scenes of our first crushes (and the second and third). They are where we learn to create ourselves. For more than a century, Milwaukee has taken its schoolhouses seriously, and it has a matchless variety of gorgeous landmarks to prove it. Robert Tanzilo pays homage to some long-lost schools, salutes some veteran survivors and examines the roles they play in their neighborhoods. Learn a little about some remarkable Milwaukee architects and see what the future may hold for some of the city’s most beloved old buildings.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781609497804
  • Publisher: History Press, The
  • Publication date: 10/2/2012
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 945,161
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Milwaukee resident Robert Tanzilo is managing editor at OnMilwaukee.com, a daily online city magazine, and creator of the site SchoolMattersMKE.com.
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Table of Contents

Foreword Dr. Gregory E. Thornton 9

Preface: What Schools Mean to us 11

Acknowledgements 17

A Brief History of Milwaukee's Public Schools 19

Quiet Garfield Avenue School is an Architectural Treasure 39

1891 Walker's Point School Salutes Albert Kagel 45

Brown Street to Groppi High 49

Twins, Triplets and Even Quadruplets in Vintage Milwaukee Schoolhouses 55

A Closer Look at Neeskara 63

Tracing the Decades at Maryland Avenue School 67

High Schools Carve a Special Place in our Memories 79

Bay View Feared Closure of Mound Street School 103

Potter's Legacy Lives on at Gaenslen School 111

Looking at, and Into, Trowbridge Street School 117

Architectural Gems "Haunted" by Schoolhouse Echoes 121

Up in Smoke: Three Buildings Lost to Fire 125

New uses for Old Schools 131

The State of Milwaukee's Vintage Schoolhouses 137

Lost Milwaukee Schoolhouse Treasures 143

Ten Must-See Milwaukee Schoolhouses 147

Appendix: MPS Charts 153

About the Author 187

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