It was time, I had a boxfull of pictures of people who weren’t even related to us taken about the 1920’s and thereabouts. My uncle had informed us who was whom and I’d labeled them. Then, they sat in my bedroom in that box for years. Well, I knew I had most of the day to kill until my friend got in on her airplane so I decided, NOW is the time to take that box and rather than throw it away, donate it. So, here I came to the Wauwatosa Historical Society. What a BEAUTIFUL house it was too! They were THRILLED that not only was I giving them these pictures, but many were identified. My mother’s family was from Wauwatosa so that is why I donated them there instead of Milwaukee, and the friend’s pictures were also from there.
We chose to stay at first in another hotel but ultimately in The Pfister Hotel downtown and wow, if you can say 5-star luxury…take a gander at some of these pictures!
They even had three of these in the lobby:
The place is supposed to be haunted. Can’t you imagine someone walking down these steps in all their elegant ghostliness?
I just loved LEO!
The white high rise was once called the FIRST WISCONSIN building and owned by First Wisconsin banks. Now I think it’s owned by US BANK. Anyway, back in 1984 I worked in there, and took a few trips up to the top floor to look out over Lake Michigan that you can see in the background. I worked on the fifth floor for visa/mastercard. In the days where you had to call in the credit cards and the phone person (me) had to be able to type as fast as you spouted the numbers…10-key was learned very quickly as well as reverse 10-key. To this day I have that talent. This is the tallest building in Wisconsin…
Fog rolling in
Had the nicest, most romantic meal here..and, the name says it all
The hotel comped us this and many other goodies…because, getting locked in your room because the hotel key didn’t work has it’s perks, lol
One of the sites to see, we didn’t go in, but wanted pictures because it WAS funny:
Anyone else find it a little odd that a duck, drinking a beer, should have your kid’s parties booked there?
This was in an old German restaurant I had wanted to go to for years. Mader’s Restaurant. Hart to Hart anyone? I still want that red Mercedes convertible…
Overall, it was a lovely and fantastic weekend, sight seeing, visiting old haunts, even going to the old homestead out near Oconomowoc. Amazing what has changed in 30 years…