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Brady Street Story Told

April 8, 2008

The story of one of Milwaukee's favorite neighborhoods, "Milwaukee's Brady Street Neighborhood," will be highlighted on Milwaukee Public Television's I Remember Monday, April 14, on MPTV-10 and MPTV-HD at 6:30 p.m.

Guest Frank Alioto, author of the book, has written more than 150 articles for The Brady Street News on the neighborhood. His Arcadia publication includes photographs showing the area as it developed since the 1800s. The history features hard-working immigrants, the "Gold Coast" on Prospect Avenue, the tanneries near the river, the exclusive Town Club on Farwell Avenue, and the early years of a tavern that is now the Up and Under blues pub.

Two well-known Catholic Churches, St. Hedwig's and St. Rita's, are highlighted. Dentice Bros. meat market that existed for 100 years, and Glorioso's food market-still in business after 60 years-are covered. The book also traces the 1960s counterculture that developed in the area, along many other distinctive elements of its history.

The host for I Remember is talk show veteran Jim Peck, currently a senior advancement officer at Marquette University.