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Looking Up at Milwaukee's Architecture

While Milwaukeeans are rushing through the streets with their heads in their phones, there is a beautiful city of Germanic architecture standing by.

Not being from Milwaukee, one of the first things I noticed about this beautiful city was the character these buildings have. Whether the buildings are downtown or a little farther out, this 21st Century city has some strong 19th Century roots that can be told through their architecture.

When I look at buildings, not only do I look for age, but what decorative detail can be found. The amount of hours and skill that were put into these buildings at the time they were built is just breathtaking.  Something many of us take for granted.

These buildings dating over 120 years old have seen a lot of history and fortunately many of the city's oldest buildings are on the National Register of Historic Places.

When you get the chance, explore Milwaukee, roam the streets, and look up at the fascinating old architecture that has been seen by generations.