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TheWuch wrote a review Feb 2020
South Milwaukee, Wisconsin253 contributions75 helpful votes
You can't help but stand in awe as you enter this stunning venue! To realize it was a bank, on the bank of the Milwaukee River, when it was built in 1913 just gives you pause. Imagine the business people who frequented the site feeling secure in seeing the massive vaults under the architectural splendor of the space. We are fortunate to have this solid reminder of our prosperous past. The current exhibit that runs through April 25 features "Milwaukee's Unseen Treasures." A section of the Goldman's lunch counter, a jacket worn by Liberace, a collection of hand puppets used on TV shows in the 50's - and so much more. The permanent pieces include stories of prohibition, scale models of buildings that shaped the city, dresses, signage and a research library open to the public. This is a quiet place that allows you to reflect and appreciate our heritage.The entrance fee for Seniors is $5 - and worth so much more.…
Date of experience: February 2020
mandylewismarketing wrote a review Dec 2019
Mundelein, Illinois21 contributions21 helpful votes
Researching Milwaukee 1936-1945. The librarian was super helpful and knowledgeable. Provided all the references needed. The building and architecture was other-worldly. Also, Universal studios with Johnny Depp filmed Public Enemy #1 there!
Date of experience: December 2019
Sue H wrote a review Nov 2019
31 contributions8 helpful votes
This gorgeous building was the site of a wedding reception I recently attended. The building’s ornamentation was lovely, and there were areas for eating, visiting and dancing. The overall effect was charming and elegant. I’ve included a picture of the ceiling.
Date of experience: November 2019
bigsei wrote a review Jul 2019
Manitowoc, Wisconsin441 contributions46 helpful votes
Beautiful building, vaults were interesting to see and step into. Current exhibit is about prohibition. Wish that there would have been more information about the history of Milwaukee. We may visit again with a new exhibit. Pretty location on the river. Plenty of space to have a picnica.…
Date of experience: July 2019
DreamsOfMyComrades wrote a review Apr 2019
Park City, Utah314 contributions154 helpful votes
Beautifully restored building. The current exhibit, about the history of prohibition, was extremely interesting. Inexpensive and definitely worth a visit. About 90 minutes was ample time.
Date of experience: April 2019
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