Historic Milwaukee: Tour the lost buildings of Milwaukee, May 11
Come Walk with Us!
The Lost Buildings of Milwaukee Tour
Guided by Author Yance Marti
Friday, May 11, 5:30pm
- $15 for tour ticket
- $25 for tour ticket and book
- $20 for tour ticket
- $30 for tour ticket and book
When you think of an architectural and historic tour, it is assumed that you will see architectural features and learn the history of existing buildings.
But what about the buildings that have been razed, those buildings that are gone from our landscape? How can those in contemporary Milwaukee explore demolished buildings from our city's past?
Historic Milwaukee, Inc. has the answer to this seeming conundrum.
HMI is to sponsor a unique special tour guided Yance Marti, the author of Missing Milwaukee: The Lost Buildings of Downtown on Friday, May 11 at 5:30pm, in which attendees will have the opportunity to explore the vanished buildings of Milwaukee's downtown. Tour tickets are $15 per person for HMI members and $20 per person for non-members. A package that includes the tour ticket and a copy of Missing Milwaukee is $25 per person for HMI members and $30 for non-members.
RSVP On-Line: https://historicmilwaukee.wufoo.com/forms/special-tour-rsvp/
The unique tour stems from Marti's recently published book, Missing Milwaukee, which presents vintage photographs of a number of downtown buildings that have been demolished.
The photographs were taken by local photographers, Alan Magayne-Roshak and Gordy Simons, during the late 1960 through the early 1980s and show the architecture lost during that time of change for the city.
Marti, a local architecture historian and web developer of OldMilwaukee.net, researched the featured structuresand revealed their importance to downtown's history, while working with Simons and Magayne-Roshak to reveal a side of the city that younger readers have never seen.
Some of the buildings documented in Missing Milwaukee include: the Norman Apartments, Belmont Hotel, Metropolitan Block, Pabst Building, Chapman's Department Store, Chicago and Northwestern Railway Depot, and the Elk's Club.
To RSVP to the Lost Buildings of Milwaukee Tour, please contact the HMI office at (414) 277-7795 or click HERE. For more information on Missing Milwaukee: The Lost Buildings of Downtown, please visit our web site .
About Historic Milwaukee, Inc.
Historic Milwaukee, Inc. (HMI) is a private, non-profit educational and advocacy organization founded in 1974 whose mission is dedicated to increasing awareness of and commitment to Milwaukee's history, architecture and the preservation of our built environment.
We are the recognized leader in creating awareness of and commitment to Milwaukee's history and the preservation of its built environment. We provide this through innovative, responsive programs and strong community, corporate and civic alliances.
Historic Milwaukee, Inc.
207 E. Michigan St, Suite 500
Milwaukee, WI 53202