Tag: Milwaukee Avenue

Forgotten Chicagoans: Charles Heinze

Forgotten Chicagoans: Charles Heinze
Charles “Carl” Heinze was born around 1821 in Prussia. He and his wife Wilhelmine had four sons and two daughters. Charles had a been a butcher at 476 N. (then 186) Milwaukee Avenue since – at least – 1861. In 1878, a building was built at 1415 N. Milwaukee Avenue in Wicker Park to house his meat... Read more »

Forgotten Chicagoans: C. Julius Zuehlke

Forgotten Chicagoans: C. Julius Zuehlke
The epigraph “C.J. ZUEHLKE” appears above the window on the top floor of 1439 N. Milwaukee Avenue in Wicker Park. The building, designed in the Queen Anne style, was originally home to Christoph Julius Zuehlke, a tailor born in the early 1840s in Germany. He arrived in Chicago in 1869. He originally lived at 168 Cornell... Read more »

Forgotten Chicagoans: Arne Waaler

Forgotten Chicagoans: Arne Waaler
The building at 687 N. Milwaukee Avenue in River West reads “A. WAA ER” near the top. Sometime in the last 100 years, this epigraph lost its “L”. Arne Waaler was born April 9, 1840 in Norway. He arrived in the United States in 1870 and became a Naturalized citizen in Chicago on August 1, 1874.... Read more »
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Forgotten Landmarks: Baer's Hall

Forgotten Landmarks: Baer's Hall
At the top of the building at the Southwest corner of the intersection of Milwaukee and Chicago Avenue in West Town reads BAER’S HALL 1887. Although they were born three years apart, Louis (1846) and Solomon (1849) have the unique distinction of brothers that share the same birthday: May 14th. Born in Hoffstosten, Germany, they... Read more »
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