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Address: Watertown Plank Road, Wauwatosa, WI
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All but one of these historic buildings have been razed

I grew up just steps away from the Milwaukee County Grounds and have done extensive research on this once very poorly-neglected area. My great-grandmother worked in one of these... read more

Reviewed 4 January 2016
Butch R
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Madison, Wisconsin
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Madison, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 4 January 2016

I grew up just steps away from the Milwaukee County Grounds and have done extensive research on this once very poorly-neglected area. My great-grandmother worked in one of these buildings in the 1950's. These buildings served the county in various ways over the years from their construction until they fell victim to fire(s), looters and squatters in the 1980's. As... More 

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Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 5 December 2015

These buildings used to be an eye-sore, but the Mandel Group is bringing this area back to life. The historical administration building, which was completely falling apart, is being renovated to house two fitness gyms, a club room, billiards room, and a ball room for a new apartment community called Echelon apartments. Absolutely stunning!

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Brown Deer
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Reviewed 2 September 2014

This buildings have not been care for in years. They need millions of dollars in repairs. UWM, bought this land for development, I believe it was greed. Not enough room to complete there history.

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Wauwatosa, WI
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Reviewed 25 November 2013

These buildings are an eyesore and now a financial drag on the City of Wauwatosa. They are NOT an attraction and are actually mostly boarded up - it would be dangerous to go into most of them.

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Brown Deer, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 20 November 2013

These are older buildings falling apart have not been used in many many years. UWM in their development wants to tear them down,because of the cost in the millions to rebuild. They do have a historical nature and are currently protected.. Who knows what will happen.I have visited theses grounds many many times.

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