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Olden Arches: 1936

Olden Arches: 1936

April 1936. "Housing conditions in crowded parts of Milwaukee. Housing under the Wisconsin Avenue viaduct." Another look at the F. Knop Tavern, last seen here. Nitrate negative by Carl Mydans for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.

 

I think it's 42nd Street.

... and I keep going back and forth about this looking at the other photo, but now I'm pretty sure this is 42nd Street, on the west side of this bend in the Menominee River. The train tracks in the background, the streetcar bridge in the distance, seems to align with this 1936 map of Milwaukee. (Look for Wisconsin Avenue, and little stub of 42nd street going under the viaduct.)

Phantom Street

It's still sort of there, today as a dead-end turnaround.

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