Milwaukee: City of Neighborhoods

Milwaukee City of Neighborhoods Published by Historic Milwaukee Inc this page book is the most comprehensive account of grassroots Milwaukee ever published Based on a popular series of posters published by the City of Milwaukee

  • Title: Milwaukee: City of Neighborhoods
  • Author: John Gurda TomBarrett
  • ISBN: 9780692451892
  • Page: 321
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Published by Historic Milwaukee, Inc this 466 page book is the most comprehensive account of grassroots Milwaukee ever published Based on a popular series of posters published by the City of Milwaukee in the 1980s, the book features both historical chronicles and contemporary portraits of 37 neighborhoods that emerged before World War II, an ensemble that defines the hiPublished by Historic Milwaukee, Inc this 466 page book is the most comprehensive account of grassroots Milwaukee ever published Based on a popular series of posters published by the City of Milwaukee in the 1980s, the book features both historical chronicles and contemporary portraits of 37 neighborhoods that emerged before World War II, an ensemble that defines the historic heart of the city The book also features 11 new neighborhood posters by artist Jan Kotowicz, who created the original series.

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    1. I love this book! John Gurda writes with open eyes and an open heart about the history of 37 neighborhoods in Milwaukee. I learned a lot of interesting things about Milwaukee and the architectural and people-moving patterns that have shaped it. And so many wonderful pictures! - historical and contemporary. Highly recommended.

    2. This is the fabric of Milwaukee, a cloth woven from the thirty-seven neighborhoods that emerged before World War II. John Gurda describes these neighborhoods as small-scale hometowns, serving as building blocks of the city.Each city defines its neighborhoods in different ways. Minneapolis city council, for example, formed a confederation of neighborhoods with borders defined. Chicago in the twenties delineated community areas.Milwaukee, meanwhile, needs this book, written by Gurda as an "informe [...]

    3. This is a beautifully photographed book of 37 neighborhoods of Milwaukee. It is very easy reading in Gurda's descriptive, yet fluid writing style. This is a must read for local history buffs.

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