My boyfriend & I did the walking tour of this area through the Milwaukee Historic Incorporated. http://historicmilwaukee.org/tours/walking-tours/
This walking tour was a great way to learn about the history of this area and all of the old buildings. The buildings that survived the 1892 fire and the ones that were built after the fire. This area has lots of places to eat and some shops. An artsy area due to the Milwaukee Art & Design school. The best place here is the Milwaukee Public Market. Great place with different eats and treats. I highly recommend a walk in this neighborhood.