Then and Now, Noble-Milwaukee

1942–Noble Street @ Milwaukee Avenue, view north
2022–the same location

In 1942 Noble Street was one of the main thoroughfares of the city’s Polish settlement, with a streetcar line and various businesses.  A few blocks to the north, the spires of St. Stanislaus Kostka Church are visible.

Today the Noble Square Cooperative Apartments occupy what was once this part of Noble Street.  The Polish community has dispersed.  But though the trees block the view, St. Stan’s is still there.

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


  1. 1 John Soasom September 27, 2022 at 7:15 am

    Those two women crossing the street are synchronized in-step. Either they are dancers or they are military.

    • 2 J.R. Schmidt September 27, 2022 at 7:39 am

      Also check out the little girl in the foreground. She’s looking directly at the photographer, probably wondering what he’s doing.
      –JRS


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