For the second year in a row Rick and I took a look behind the facades of several buildings in Milwaukee during Historic Milwaukee's most ambitious project, the third annual Doors Open Milwaukee. For 35 years, HMI has been increasing awareness of and commitment to Milwaukee's history, architecture, and the preservation of the city's built environment through education and advocacy.
|A 1947 Cadillac ambulance is on exhibit at the Fire Museum.|
|Valentin Blatz has the largest monument in Forest Home.|
But ostentatiousness doesn't guarantee good beer!
|Joseph Schlitz was a little more circumspect.|
Still no guarantee of good beer.
|An elevator would carry the casket from the chapel's sanctuary to the crematory|
in the basement. It is no longer used today.
|A booth wall at Bryant's|
|And a ceiling light|
|Mike told us the total project will have $1.6 million invested when|
everything is up and running.
|Mike will brew a specialty beer, more like a liqueur, that will be aged for 6 months in these barrels.|
|The upside down Christmas tree is in the Polish living|
room. Because homes were small, a tree hanging from the
ceiling didn't take up any floor space!