Then and Now, Milwaukee-Pulaski

154-1941-Milwaukee @ Pulaski

1941–Milwaukee Avenue @ Pulaski Road, view southeast

154-2017

2017–the same location

Pulaski Road was originally called Crawford Avenue.  In 1941 the intersection with Milwaukee Avenue featured two buildings combining the street names MILwaukee and CrawFORD.  The Milford Recreation Building, featuring ground-floor stores and second-floor bowling alleys, is seen on the left side of the 1941 photo.  Across Pulaski, on the same side of Milwaukee, is the Milford Theater Building.

In our time both Milford buildings are gone.  Neither of the strip malls that replaced them is named Milski.

—30–

 

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2 Responses to “Then and Now, Milwaukee-Pulaski”


  1. 1 benson November 30, 2017 at 4:09 pm

    I had relatives that lived on Harding (a block or so away). I remember seeing some James Bond movies and Don Knotts’ classic “The Ghost and Mr. Chicken” at the Milford. So much great Polish food in that neighborhood at the time, too.

    • 2 J.R. Schmidt November 30, 2017 at 5:19 pm

      The Milford Ballroom was in the theater building. I recall that they sponsored an “Over 25” dance for many years, then changed the limit to “Over 30.” If the ballroom were still in business today, it would probably be something like “Over 70.”
      –JRS


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