Please join us on Saturday, June 2nd at 1pm for the Bay View Historical Society’s landmark dedication of Three Brothers Restaurant/Globe Tavern, 2414 South St. Clair Street.   Refreshments will be served following the ceremony, which is free and open to the public. Three Brothers will be the Society’s 25th landmark and the first to receive a plaque with our new logo design.

The building was designed by Charles Kirchhoff as a “tied house” that was built by the Schlitz Brewery in 1897. Taverns built by breweries to exclusively distribute their own products were called “tied houses” because the taverns were “tied” to a particular brewery. Tied houses displayed the logo of the brewery so that the brewery could be identified.

This cream city brick building has a turret, topped with the old Schlitz belted globe logo. The globe is one of only a few left in the United States. The building was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1977 and is also a Milwaukee Landmark.

The Bay View Historical Society has been making the community aware of its history by bestowing honorary landmark status to buildings throughout Bay View since 1983. Each newly landmarked building receives a plaque during a ceremony that is free and open to the public. At the ceremony, the history and significance of the landmark is recounted.

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Ex Fabula & the Bay View Historical Society present
Storyslam: Immigration to Bay View
Monday, June 4, 6:30pm

The Bay View Historical Society is partnering with Ex Fabula on StorySlam on June 4th at Puddler’s Hall. The theme of the evening is immigration.

Ex Fabula is a Milwaukee nonprofit that strengthens community bonds through the art of storytelling. StorySlams are spaces where adults can connect over true, personal stories. For this curated StorySlam, community members were picked in advance. Come listen to stories on immigrating to Bay View and share your own story via UltraShorts.

Please join us for this unique event!

The Bay View Historical Society Annual Dinner
Saturday, April 28th, 2018 – South Shore Yacht Club

Thanks to everyone for making the evening a great success.

Special thanks to our
Silent Auction Contributors: 
Anne Meadke
Cherylann Kelly
Clearwater Outdoor
Colonial Quality Printing
David HB Drake
Discovery World
Enlightened Brewing Company
Harbor House
John Gurda
Kathy Mulvey
Kevin Petajan
Milwaukee Art Museum
Milwaukee Boat Line
Rick Hake
Robert Lenz
Sabrosa Restaurant

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For a complete listing of concerts at the Beulah Brinton House, please click here: http://www.organicarts.info/Main/BeulahBrintonHouseConcerts.




Celebrating Bay View’s Rich History

Established in 1979, the Bay View Historical Society consists of volunteers dedicated to preserving and promoting the rich heritage of the Bay View neighborhood in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Our headquarters is located in the Historic Beulah Brinton House on the corner of South Superior Street and East Pryor Avenue in Bay View.

We are an affiliate of the Wisconsin State Historical Society and a nonprofit 501 (c) (3) organization. Your donations and in-kind gifts are tax deductible as allowed by law. If you would like to contribute to the society, please contact us.

In addition to sponsoring a wide variety of volunteer opportunities, programs and projects, the Society publishes a newsletter, presents bimonthly programs at the Beulah Brinton Community Center, and maintains community archives and research collections. Please make your way through our site using the links on the left, and thanks for coming by.

Remember to renew your membership and make a tax-deductible donation soon!



Ron Winkler’s book, Town of Lake published by Arcadia Publishing Company is  available!  Please click here to order:  Town of Lake book order form

Images of America -Bay View the book written by Ron Winkler is available.This historical book is available for purchase and has been very well received by those who already have a copy. See publications for more information.

  • Check out the membership page to find out which Bay View businesses are giving discounts to Bay View Historical Society members.

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Historic Awakenings
Bay View’s mural of historic landmarks!

Sincere thanks and appreciation to
NIDC – Community Improvement Projects
for funding our artists

and to KK Ave.BID #44
for cooperation throughout this installation!


Bay View Historical Society
2590 S. Superior Street
Milwaukee, WI 53207-1954