Missing Milwaukee – Book
Missing Milwaukee: The Lost Buildings of Downtown, by Yance Marti, presents vintage photographs of a number of downtown buildings that have been demolished. The photographs were taken by local photographers, Alan Magayne-Roshak and Gordy Simons during the late 1960s through the early 1980s and show the architecture lost during that time of change for the city. Local architectural historian and web developer of oldmilwaukee.net Yance Marti has researched these missing structures and shown their importance to downtown’s history. He has worked with Alan and Gordy to reveal a side of the city that younger readers have never seen.
Some of the buildings documented in Missing Milwaukee include the Norman Apartments, Belmont Hotel, Metropolitan Block, Pabst Building, Chapman’s Department Store, Chicago and Northwestern Railway Depot, and the Elks Club. Each of the buildings featured in Missing Milwaukee played an integral role in the development of the city.