Over 100 Milwaukee buildings welcomed the community inside last weekend in honor of Doors Open Milwaukee. The event, established by the nonprofit organization Historic Milwaukee, is held every year to showcase historic buildings, art and local businesses.
Some of the popular stops were the Avalon Theater, Historic Brewers Hill, Helene Zelazo Center for the Performing Arts, 88Nine Radio, and the All Saints Cathedral. Each of these locations are rich in Milwaukee history.
Among those that participated in Doors Open Milwaukee were students from UW-Milwaukee.
“So far, we have had over 100 students visit our church,” said Jack Hughes, an active member of All Saints Cathedral.
The cathedral was founded in the 1800s, and has a Gothic Revival style that exhibits many handcrafted carvings and stained glass murals. These artistic details represent the Stations of the Cross, according to Richard Crane, a pianist at the Episcopal Church. The Stations of the Cross are 14 images that show Christ just before and after his death.
In addition, 88Nine Radio swarmed with community members. The station entertained their visitors by giving them a behind-the-scenes tour, where they got a close look into the auditorium, workrooms, recording studios and the green roof. The green roof is a fun spot for parties and live performances.
The fifth annual Doors Open Milwaukee event was a fun and educational opportunity to visit Milwaukee’s historic buildings.