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nectarsis
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« on: December 04, 2011, 04:57:50 AM »

My photobucket album from my last visit to Milwaukee:

http://s180.photobucket.com/albums/x285/nectarsis/Milwaukee%20Buildings/

Enjoy Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2011, 09:56:08 PM »

The Legacy Bank building has served the test of time.  Legacy Bank itself failed in the recent recession, around 2010.  They were taken over by another bank, named : Seaway Bank.
I'm a little fuzzy on the history, but that building may have housed M&I Bank(Marshal and Ilsley) some 50 years ago, as I was just a little kid back then.
Perhaps one of the Retro Milwaukee historians can add some details?

Just up the block from Sears on Fond Du Lac Ave., was Sportsman's Exchange.  I had a Honda 90 step through cycle which came from there and bought parts for it, from them in the mid 1970s.

Anybody remember the name of the army surplus store across from Sears?  I remember they had cool dummy hand grenades, with a hole on each end.  They had a barrel full of them, just as you walked in the door.
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« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2011, 01:13:51 AM »

According to the 1985 Milwaukee City Directory Sears had already left the location by 85. It shows address 2103 as US Surplus and Goldfish Military Store, a shared location.  The Legacy Bank location (2102 Fon Du Lac Ave.) was 'First Wisconsin National Bank' at least till 1985.

The Legacy Bank building has served the test of time.  Legacy Bank itself failed in the recent recession, around 2010.  They were taken over by another bank, named : Seaway Bank.
I'm a little fuzzy on the history, but that building may have housed M&I Bank(Marshal and Ilsley) some 50 years ago, as I was just a little kid back then.
Perhaps one of the Retro Milwaukee historians can add some details?

Just up the block from Sears on Fond Du Lac Ave., was Sportsman's Exchange.  I had a Honda 90 step through cycle which came from there and bought parts for it, from them in the mid 1970s.

Anybody remember the name of the army surplus store across from Sears?  I remember they had cool dummy hand grenades, with a hole on each end.  They had a barrel full of them, just as you walked in the door.
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« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2016, 08:41:26 PM »

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TiOrgEmZfZI
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