This thread is for any of those cool historic Milwaukee photos that we all seem to love that show us what Milwaukee once was. If you have any cool old photos of Milwaukee please post them here.
There used to be a comic book bazaar every month in one of those, I'm pretty sure it was the Plankinton in 1980 plus or minus. I made a few good purchases at the time.The old photo looking west down Wisconsin Avenue that Splat8 posted above shows four hotels that no longer exist. Randolf, Towne, Antlers, and Plankinton. I remember all four of these before the demolition took place for the Grand Avenue Mall and the Federal Plaza (Blue Building).
And here is one more view of the courthouse and Cathedral Square from a different perspective:
The Boston Store building under construction downtown:
The Plankinton Arcade under construction:
Wisconsin Tower under construction: