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Showing entries tagged: Milwaukee History


The Milwaukee Roots of Charlotte Rae Lubotsky

By MPL Staff on Aug 10, 2018 9:30 AM

Charlotte Rae might not have had box office hits like fellow Milwaukee native Gene Wilder or won an armful of awards as Mark Rylance did, but she starred as Mrs. Garrett in the 1980s NBC hit sitcom The Facts of Life.

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RIP, Granville Town Hall

By MPL Staff on Jul 18, 2018 9:00 AM

The old Granville Town Hall at 7717 W. Good Hope Rd. will soon be razed, so construction can start on the Good Hope Branch replacement of our Mill Road Branch library.

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The Library That Became a Department Store

By MPL Staff on Oct 3, 2017 1:03 PM

More than a century ago, a former home of the Central Library became a department store. In 1880, the ornate Library Block building opened with retail on the 1st floor and the Library moved on the 2nd floor.

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