13 November 2007

Milwaukee

While on Wikipedia this morning, the featured picture on the home page happened to be of my much-loved Milwaukee, in a panorama dated 1898.
This 1898 chromolithographic panorama of Milwaukee, Wisconsin shows the German Renaissance Revival style City Hall in front center. By the mid-19th century, Wisconsin and the Milwaukee area had become the final destination of many German immigrants fleeing the Revolution of 1848. One of the most salient consequences of this migration was the emergence of a brewing industry in Milwaukee, such as the establishment of the Pabst, Schlitz, Blatz and Miller breweries, all established by German immigrants between 1840 and 1855.


Image credit: Gugler Lithographic Co.