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Missing Milwaukee: The Lost Buildings of Downtown by Yance Marti

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The wrecking ball hovering over the once-funky Sydney Hih building puts historic preservation on the front burner. Alan Magayne-Roshak and Gordy Simons photographed many downtown buildings before the structures vanished from our skyline. Yance Marti from Historic Milwaukee, Inc. compiled their photos into Missing Milwaukee: The Lost Buildings of Milwaukee, which was published last year to promote the first annual Doors Open Milwaukee event. The buildings they documented run the gamut from the majestic Chicago & North Western Railway Station to the stately Angus Smith House to plain commercial structures, like the 734 W. Wisconsin Ave. building. Many of their photos evoke the lonely street scenes of Edward Hopper's paintings. Simon's photo of the Norman Apartments mirrors Hopper's Early Sunday Morning.

The Central Library has a display of Missing Milwaukee photos and will have a program on Saturday, July 28th, 2012 at 2 p.m. remembering some of the buildings that were once part of our streetscape. Please call 414.286.3011 to register.

Van Lingle Mungo @ Central


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