Milwaukee's Brady Street Neighborhood (Paperback)

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Remembering Brady Street

by Joanne Weston on 9/15/2010

Wonderful book. As a former resident of Humboldt and Brady Street in the turbulent 60's, this book captures the era very well. In fact the history of this whole area of Milwaukee is well researched. An added touch were the many pictures credited to Father Yaniak of St. Hedwig's church. I remember this kind man very well. So many others referenced in the book along with a huge number of pictures brought the whole area to life. A wonderful picture of life on the lower east side of Milwaukee. Read More

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Milwaukee''s Brady Street neighborhood, bounded by the Milwaukee River, Lake Michigan, Ogdon Avenue, and Kane Place, is arguably the most densely-populated square mile in the state of Wisconsin. A mix of historic shops, single-family homes, apartments, and condos, Brady Street boasts of great diversity that draws from many distinct eras. It began in the mid-19th century as a crossroads between middle-class Yankees from the east and early German settlers. Polish and Italian immigrants soon followed, working the mills, tanneries, and breweries that lined the riverbank. After these groups had assimilated and many of their descendents moved to the suburbs, the hippies in the 1960s arrived with their counterculture to fill the void. By the 1980s, the area fell into blight, neglect, and decay; now, a true model for new urbanism, the Brady Street neighborhood is in the midst of a renaissance.

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Publisher Arcadia Pub
Mfg Part# 9780738551746
SKU 205823635
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0738551740
Release Date 1/1/2008
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Dimensions (in Inches) 9H x 6.25L x 0.5T
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Editors Note Milwaukee's Brady Street neighborhood, bounded by the Milwaukee River, Lake Michigan, Ogdon Avenue, and Kane Place, is arguably the most densely-populated square mile in the state of Wisconsin. A mix of historic shops, single-family homes, apartments, and condos, Brady Street boasts of great diversity that draws from many distinct eras. It began in the mid-19th century as a crossroads between middle-class Yankees from the east and early German settlers. Polish and Italian immigrants soon followed, working the mills, tanneries, and breweries that lined the riverbank. After these groups had assimilated and many of their descendents moved to the suburbs, the hippies in the 1960s arrived with their counterculture to fill the void. By the 1980s, the area fell into blight, neglect, and decay; now, a true model for new urbanism, the Brady Street neighborhood is in the midst of a renaissance.
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