'Windows Into Wauwatosa' allows a peak into unsung locales
First event of its kind intends to expand community knowledge
The city is about to experience its first "Windows Into Wauwatosa" event, a chance to get a behind-the-scenes glimpse of landmark buildings, stores, churches, schools, businesses and other local venues.
Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m, members of the public are invited to take a self-guided tour of more than 20 places in the community. Maps are available at WaterStone Bank, 7500 W. State St., which is sponsoring the event. Maps also will be available at participating sites on Saturday.
Windows Into Wauwatosa is modeled on the Doors Open Milwaukee event, said Robin Luther, president of the Wauwatosa Neighborhood Association Council, which developed the project. The council represents 28 neighborhood associations in Wauwatosa. Luther said the council is interested in encouraging an expanded knowledge of the community.
The various venues will be open for public viewing, and many will have a docent on site to give tours and answer questions. Many of the sites are historical in nature, but some are contemporary.
At the Medical College, for example, the STAR Center, where medical professionals train and practice their skills using lifelike mannequins or actors, will provide demonstrations, and Fire Station No. 1, in the Village, will have equipment and emergency bays on display, Luther said.
Some of the historical sites include the Milwaukee County Parks Building, which Luther said has fascinating historical displays, the Lowell Damon House, the Little Red Store, the Briggs & Stratton Museum (normally only available to employees) and the Wauwatosa Cemetery Chapel, built in 1852.
The full list of participating venues includes WaterStone Bank, Robertson's Ace Hardware, the Little Red Store, Neimann's Candies, Wauwatosa Fire Station No. 1, Milwaukee Irish Fest, the Wauwatosa Woman's Club, East High School's WPA Works Mural, the Latvian Church, Underwood Memorial Baptist Church, a 19th Century Schoolhouse, the Lowell Damon House, the Wauwatosa Cemetery Chapel, the Briggs & Stratton Museum, the Wauwatosa Police Department, the Wauwatosa Public Works Building, Firefly Ridge Urban Gardens, the Bee Field Station, TOSA Pool at Hoyt Park, the Milwaukee County Parks Building, the STAR Center at the Medical College of Wisconsin and the Wisconsin Lutheran College Chapel.
Your link to the biggest stories in the suburbs delivered Thursday mornings.
Enter your e-mail address above and click "Sign Up Now!" to begin receiving your e-mail newsletter Get the Newsletter!
- Wauwatosa reaches deal on Locust Street drop-off lot for students
- Consultant begins process to redesign Wauwatosa Village streetscape
- Wauwatosa farmers market opening for sixth season Saturday
- Milwaukee man charged for causing fatal rollover crash in Wauwatosa
- Wauwatosa committee approves choice school with late day care hours (4)
- Former manager of Reserve apartments in Wauwatosa accused of embezzling rent money
- Wauwatosa News IQ: May 28
- In Our Schools: May 28
- Wauwatosa Ask Now: Why is parking limited for residents near the zoo?
- Milwaukee man faces charges for sex with Wauwatosa teen, possession of child pornography