88Nine: Urban Spelunking

88Nine: Urban Spelunking

Every week, Radio Milwaukee’s Nate Imig and OnMilwaukee’s Bobby Tanzilo dig into the buildings and architectural features that help retain the city’s sense of history while it builds for the future.

Episodes

September 20, 2022 26 min
Historic Milwaukee "Doors Open Milwaukee" is back to it's full scale this year, offering behind-the-scenes tours of 100+ buildings and places normally closed to the public, free of charge. On this week's podcast, we've got a list of our must-see destinations, featuring many places we've visited on Urban Spelunking.

Find the full list here: https://onmilwaukee.com/articles/doors-open-picks
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Doors Open Milwaukee returns to the city Sept. 24-25 and will offer a behind-the-scenes tour of a stunning Frank Lloyd Wright-designed church on the city's northwest side, among hundreds of other spaces. Learn about Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church on this week's Urban Spelunking, and stick around to the end to hear why the KGB was seen on site at the church's consecration.

Read more: https://onmilwaukee.com/articles/a...
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Bobby and Nate spelunk the Skinner Organ Co.’s Opus 849, a 38-rank organ that was built into the fabric of the 1921 Van Ryn & DeGelleke-designed building on 6th and State streets. Check out the full article and amazing pictures of this glorious old organ here: https://onmilwaukee.com/articles/matc-skinner-organ
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We both attended UWM, but one of us entirely missed this campus building hiding in plain sight. We go inside the Greene Museum & Stahl Center for Jewish Studies this week on Urban Spelunking to learn more about its past and present.

More history and photos here:
https://onmilwaukee.com/articles/uwm-greene-museum
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After years of slow to no movement in the construction, Bobby went inside for a look at the former McKinley School soon-to-be veterans housing on 20th & Vliet. Here is the article complete with some awesome pictures, https://onmilwaukee.com/articles/progress-report-mckinley
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Full article and images from Bobby Tanzilo at https://onmilwaukee.com/articles/wgema-gym-pool
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Nate and Bobby chat with Jeremy Ebersole, executive director of Milwaukee Preservation Alliance snouts it’s work to protect historic architecture.

Full article and pictures here: https://onmilwaukee.com/articles/milwaukee-talks-jeremy-ebersole
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Take a last look at the old Ma Baensch building before it is sold. Full article and picture here: https://onmilwaukee.com/articles/ma-baensch-last-look
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June 28, 2022 12 min
Bobby headed back to Wheatly School apartments to give us an update. Pictures and full article here. https://onmilwaukee.com/articles/wheatley-update
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June 14, 2022 8 min
Bobby and Nate revisited the newly renovated 1855 Leister home that is going on sale. Updated pictures and article here: https://onmilwaukee.com/articles/leister-house-update
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Bobby and Nate check up on the Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church almost five years after the tragic fire in 2018. Link to pictures and article here: https://onmilwaukee.com/articles/trinity-progress-may-2022
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Bobby spelunks Jones Island. Full article and images here: https://onmilwaukee.com/articles/jones-island-school
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Bobby and Nate talk about the history of the Schlitz tied house former space of Trocadero and the future home of Tauro Cocina. Take a deep dive with them and check out the full story plus amazing pictures here: https://onmilwaukee.com/articles/trocadero-schlitz-tied-house
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Built in 1904 by Chicago architects Trumbull & Jones, this gorgeous church has an interesting past and a wonderful present. For the full article check out the link here: https://onmilwaukee.com/articles/summerfield-methodist-spelunking and make sure to subscribe to our podcast.
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There is a food hall coming to Uptown Crossing on North Avenue and it will have a drive-thru. Learn more about the history of this building and more on this episode of Urban Spelunking. Full article and photos here: https://onmilwaukee.com/articles/north-avenue-market-finds
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May 3, 2022 12 min
Bobby spelunked one of the oldest homes in Milwaukee (formerly Granville). The 1855 Isaac Leister house will soon be on the market and we got he had the chance to see inside: Pictures and article here: https://onmilwaukee.com/articles/isaac-leister-house
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