Where’s NNS? You tell us.
Recently, Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service expanded its coverage area to 12 additional neighborhoods in the central city (click on “neighborhoods” above to see a list). To introduce our readers to these communities, we’ve taken photos of iconic, historic or otherwise interesting details in each neighborhood.
Over the course of three weeks, Where’s NNS published a close-up photo of one detail on Facebook, Twitter and the NNS site, as well as partner Historic Milwaukee’s Facebook page. The full set of neighborhood details and links to the answers are posted below. So, even if you missed them when they were posted the first time, you can still test your Milwaukee neighborhood knowledge.
All photos were taken by NNS photographer Sue Vliet, unless otherwise noted.
These are intended to be challenging, so don’t be surprised if you get stumped. Also, feel free to explore the neighborhoods yourself and share your detail and full photos with us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Clue: Its Hmong name is “Phongsvan” or “Heavenly Market.”
Clue: Across the road from a now-closed F.W. Woolworth Co.
Clue: “Old Main.”
Clue: A new community pride project for this neighborhood.
Clue: Hung near some of Milwaukee’s finest bike-frame chandeliers.
Clue: Recently retired, this digger picked up a cushy gig.
Clue: Birthday cake of the oldest person in Milwaukee – which neighborhood does that person live in? (Hint: Search the Milwaukee NNS website)
Clue: They can make just about anything sweet and delicious.
Clue: Standing in grass, looking up at the trees.
Clue: They do custard, too.
Clue: The original didn’t have solar-powered lighting, but this one does.
Clue: Standing at attention, watching a busy boulevard.
Clue: Don’t think these guys were out front when their building was a bowling alley.
Clue: Shares its a pocket park with a large “bracelet.”
Clue: Near where Milwaukee’s buffaloes once roamed.
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