b'MILWAUKEELIVING MOVE MKENoteworthy Architecture Our History(SHORT VERSION)Kristine Hinrichs Photography N ative Americans were the first to realize the beauty of Milwaukees location at the mouths of the Kinnickinnic, Menomonee and Milwaukee rivers. They called it The Hoan Bridge Milwaukie, which means where the waters meet. Its natural (Milwaukee River and the Lakefront)harbor and lightly wooded bluffs made it a perfect location. By The iconic, tiered arch bridge connects Milwaukees downtown to1817, Milwaukee was already a cosmopolitan village with an Bay View. Built in the 1970s, it won the 1975 Long Span Bridgeestimated 300 people representing a variety of tribes, including the Award from the American Institute of Steel Construction. LinedSac, Fox, Chippewa, Ottawa, Winnebago, Menomonee and with 2,600 LED lights, it provides a rainbow of colors at night. Potawatomi. They speared fish in the three rivers and grew wild rice in the grassy swamps where Milwaukees downtown now stands.One of the first known Europeans to visit the area was Jesuit missionary Father Jacques Marquette, who camped here in 1674. He was soon followed by fur trappers drawn to the area by its wealth of natural resources. Native Americans and fur trappers kept a cautious distance from each other, but from time to time indigenous peoples helped fight white mens wars, most notably the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812. Germans were among the citys first immigrants, and they soon dominated the city. By 1850, one-third of the citys population was German and by the early 1900s, the city was referred to as the VISIT Milwaukee German Athens of America. The citys South Side Polish Milwaukee Art Museum population was the second largest ethnic group. (700 N. Art Museum Dr.)Milwaukees first African-American church dates back to 1869, but Designed by Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava and dedicated inthe citys African-American community did not start growing rapidly 2001, the iconic lakefront addition features a brise soleil, which,until after World War I. The first Hispanics arrived in the early when opened, soars like a bird over the addition below with the1920s, when local tanneries recruited men from Mexican villages. wingspan equal to a Boeing 747.Milwaukees economy grew rapidly between 1940 and 1980, and its metropolitan population increased 59 percent, to 1.4 million people.At the beginning of the 1980s, Milwaukee was one of the leading manufacturing cities in the country. Allis-Chalmers, City Hall Harnischfeger, Briggs & Stratton, Harley-Davidson, A. O. (200 E. Wells St.)Smith, Allen-Bradley and Bucyrus-Erie had made the city The most symbolic building infamous. The local economys dependence on manufacturing jobs the downtown landscape,left it vulnerable to the manufacturing recession of the late 1970s Milwaukees City Hall is oneand early 1980s, when tens of thousands of people lost their jobs of only a handful of buildingsas factories closed or moved their operations out of the state. in the world designed in theSince then, Milwaukee has rebuilt its economy, this time with a Flemish Renaissance style. Huge granite arches support adiversified base and an increased emphasis on exports. It has also 350-foot bell tower, thebecome a leader in the development of e-commerce and green ornately sculpted exterior andtechnologies. This shift to service-based industries has offered the buildings eight-storysome protection against severe swings in manufacturing cycles.indoor atrium. City of Milwaukee12 YOUR RELOCATION RESOURCE'