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VISUAL VIBES ON VILLARD: OUTDOOR MURAL WALL CRAWL

Submitted by Villard Avenue Business Improvement District

Visual Vibes on Villard is the largest public art installment on the north side of Milwaukee, which includes building murals, bus stop art, and soon-to-be installed pedestrian asphalt art. This year's Jane's Walk "Take 5 tour" spotlights our building murals, which offers a variety of themes that were identified as important during our community visioning with our residents, businesses and stakeholders such as Environmental Conservation, Health & Wellness, Neighborhood History, Cultural Pride and Community Pride. "Our Devotion To The Ocean" mural is one of Milwaukee's only interactive murals that features an "ussie" museum, a little free art box filled with coloring books that match our murals for children, and a QR code that sends visitors to our Villard website (www.villardave.com) to learn more about endangered ocean life.

This 0.5-mile route is accessible by foot, bike, wheelchair, and bus, but cyclists should be careful since bike lanes won't be installed until summer 2021.

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A HOME FOR HEROES: MILWAUKEE SOLDIERS HOME

Submitted by Milwaukee Preservation Alliance

Arguably the most significant VA campus in the nation, Milwaukee's Soldiers Home dates to 1867 and was one of the original "Homes for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers" established by President Lincoln as one of his final acts of legislation and located in Milwaukee thanks to the efforts of a group of local woman passionate about veteran care. By 2010, however, the grand Victorian Gothic Old Main had been vacant for 20 years and was threatened with demolition. Thanks to the efforts of the Milwaukee Preservation Alliance, National Trust for Historic Preservation, Wisconsin Historical Society, Zablocki VA, Alexander Company, and many others, it and 5 other buildings on the campus recently reopened to provide housing to veterans at risk of homelessness. This tour provides a quick overview of the beautiful landscaped campus.

 

A full walking tour app is available to download at https://www.savethesoldiershome.com/tour.

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COMING SOON!

A map submitted by you!

HAVENWOODS NEIGHBORHOOD

Created for Doors Open Milwaukee by Historic Milwaukee, Inc. (2020)

Ok, so these next few maps technically have more than 5 stops, but Historic Milwaukee was gracious enough to share the videos they made of three incredible neighborhoods for last year's Doors Open Milwaukee that we couldn't say no.  

We used Google's My Maps to create a simple map of all the points of interest that you'll see in each video.  You could watch the video first, then go explore--or go explore, then watch the video to fill in the blanks.  However you decide to do it, enjoy!

CLARKE SQUARE NEIGHBORHOOD

Created for Doors Open Milwaukee by Historic Milwaukee, Inc., 2020

LINDSAY HEIGHTS NEIGHBORHOOD

Created for Doors Open Milwaukee by Historic Milwaukee, Inc., 2020

Map coming soon!

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