I'm a Northern California resident now, but was born (1954), grew up in, and worked in Milwaukee until 1999. Until, I'm thinking, the early 1960's, directly south of what is now (?) the Pick 'n Save (Then a small Cardinal or IGA store, I think) on about the 6600 block of S. 27th St., east side of 27th, there was a small motel, or perhaps cottages, on a small hill -- now part of the parking lot -- I recall perhaps 8 or 10 small white cottage-like units, arranged in a horseshoe, I think. What I most distinctly recall is that the property was surrounded by staghorn sumac bushes, bright red in late Summer/early Fall, which were not commonly found around there, and fascinated me as a little kid, because I usually only saw them camping in the Kettle Moraine -- Mauthe Lake, Long Lake.
This would not be the "Dreamland" motel/living units, and later Railroad Salvage store, associated with frmr. Franklin Mayor Fadrow. Other side of 27th...kind of directly across 27th.
WONDERFUL SITE, BTW. I stumbled on it a few months ago. I'd sure like to see a lot more of it!
It's just a scene I recall from my childhood, and for some reason I think of it sometimes. Does anyone know what the name of this place was? Any photos? firstname.lastname@example.org