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American Urbex E.21 – Ryan Tretow

Published on May 6, 2012 By admin

Ryan Tretow shares his insights into Milwaukee architecture, urban exploration, and his approach to photography. Be sure to check out Ryan Tretow’s Flickr photostream. James Blücher (a.k.a. Filth City) responds to Jake Dillard’s question about urbexers who use film. Excellent photos James! Are you new to urbex or a seasoned pro? I want to interview […]

American Urbex E.19 – Under MKE

Published on April 8, 2012 By admin

Robert Burns talks about his underground explorations, creative tools, and fascinating discoveries. Robert Burns, aka Under MKE, on Flickr. The Under MKE book on Blurb. Support the Milwaukee art scene by visiting Redline Milwaukee online or in person. If you are in Milwaukee be sure to check out Ryan Tretow’s exhibition Urban Decay: Ruins of […]

Milwaukee County School of Agriculture and Domestic Economy

Published on January 10, 2011 By admin

Photo (source): The administration building. Wisconsin has a strong cultural background in agriculture. One of Wisconsin’s first attempts at providing technical education resulted in the Milwaukee County School of Agriculture and Domestic Economy in Wauwatosa. The site of the former high school enjoys protected status on the National Register of Historic Places, State Register of […]

Solvay Coke & Gas

Published on May 5, 2010 By admin

The Solvay Coke & Gas plant sits in a prime real-estate area of Milwaukee. The plant originally opened in 1906 and closed its doors in April, 1983. Plans to demolish the expansive site have been in the works for years, but the intensive cleanup efforts mandated by the EPA have put this plant in limbo. […]

Peter Cooper Glue Factory

Published on May 2, 2010 By admin

Please see the Peter Cooper Glue Factory research post.

Hynite Company

Published on May 2, 2010 By admin

The Hynite Company property is adjacent to the Peter Cooper building. This structure often gets confused for the Peter Cooper building. This location is mentioned in the US Department of Health & Human Services report. The Hynite Company reportedly opened in Carrollville during the 1920s to manufacture nitrogenous fertilizers leather meal from waste leather. It is […]

Peter Cooper Glue Factory

Published on May 1, 2010 By admin

Have you ever eaten Jell-O? If the answer is yes, then Peter Cooper has been a part of your life. New York-based industrialist Peter Cooper received a patent for gelatin in 1845. He is also known for his other major contributions to American history. He also designed the first steam locomotive in the United States. […]