Tag Archives: Val. Blatz Brewing Company

Tree Climbing

Just a shadow that caught my eye around noon today. I like how the tree seems to be growing out of the doorway and spreading up the wall. I’ve seen whimsical fairy/gnome doorways in trees before . . . But this … Continue reading

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Architectural Correspondence

A random thought as I looked across the street while waiting for the light. MSOE’s Campus Center was once the Blatz Brewing Bottle House. Doesn’t that row of vertical stone columns rounding the corner look a bit like a string … Continue reading

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In an Earlier Era of “Walkable Cities”

If you take a close look at some of Milwaukee’s older neighborhoods, you’ll notice that a hundred years ago (approximately, say, 1870-1930) factories were surrounded not only by the modest cottages of workers but also by the mansions of the owners. Today you’d … Continue reading

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Three Views of the Val. Blatz Brewing Bottle House (MSOE Campus Center)

Light changes the appearance of things, as shown in these photos I took yesterday. What initially caught my eye was the gleam that obliterated detail as sunlight hit the stone tiles above the windows. (Update: I noticed a few days later, … Continue reading

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Val. Blatz Brewing Company – 1901 / 1946 / 2015

It was the lines that got me.  I’ve passed this way so many times, but for some reason the strongly oppositional vertical and horizontal lines had never presented themselves so starkly before.  So I had to get out my phone … Continue reading

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