Glance at yesteryear: 5th & National in the late ‘50s

5th & National in the late ‘50s
5th & National in the late ‘50s Photo courtesy of the Milwaukee Public Library

This September 1959 Herman Wudtke photo shows the southern side of the intersection of South 5th Street and West National Avenue in Milwaukee. Across the street in the National Block Building is The Hollywood Store, a department store, while Brady’s Clothing, which sold men’s and boy’s clothing, is in the foreground. Today, the National Block Building is being converted into apartments with ground floor retail while the Brady’s Clothing location is home to Farm Girl Art & Antiques.

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Arthur covers banking and finance and the economy at BizTimes while also leading special projects as an associate editor. He also spent five years covering manufacturing at BizTimes. He previously was managing editor at The Waukesha Freeman. He is a graduate of Carroll University and did graduate coursework at Marquette. A native of southeastern Wisconsin, he is also a nationally certified gymnastics judge and enjoys golf on the weekends.

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