Recent Additions

Columbia Hotel – Ad from 1897 city directory.

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Growing up in the 50’s – “Quitting Time” article by John Budan. 3/2/17

Growing up in the 50’s  – “Going to the Show” article by John Budan. 3/3/17

Growing up in the 50’s – “Carferry Tourism” article by John Budan. 3/4/17

Growing up in the 50’s – “Rock and Roll Bars” article by John Budan. 3/10/17. 3/10/17.

Growing up in the 50’s – “Hangouts” article by John Budan. 3/12/17

Growing up in the 50’s – “Lewd & Lascivious Behavior” article by John Budan. 3/19/17

900 block of Washington St. – photos from 1896. 3/26/17

Growing up in the 50’s – “Who Stole the Keeshka? article by John Budan. 4/1/17

Parade down Buffalo St. (Kossuth House – 901 Buffalo) photo from 1896. 4/8/17

Columbia Hotel & Saloon – photo from early 1900s. 4/15/17

Going Downtown 1955, McKinley School, Medusa Challenger articles by John Budan. 4/22/17

Pribek’s Tavern – matchbook 1945. 4/22/17

John Becker & Sons – photo of ashtray from 1930s. 5/21/17.

705 Chicago St.

Jerry’s Inn – Thursday, April 6, 1933 – ad. This ad appeared the night before the first repeal making 3.2% beer and light wine legal to drink. Image used by permission of Herald Times Reporter/Gannett.com

Jerry’s – Friday, June 30, 1933. Image used by permission of Herald Times Reporter/Gannett.com

Louie’s Bar – Friday, November 6, 1942 – ad. This ad appeared in the Manitowoc Sun Messenger.

The Barn – Saturday, January 31, 1953. Ad courtesy of Herald Times Reporter/Gannett.com.

Music Bar – Wed. December 30, 1959 – ad. Image used by permission of Herald Times Reporter/Gannett.com

Music Bar – June 1965 – ad. Used by permission of Herald Times Reporter/Gannett.com

Music Bar – Saturday, February 5, 1966. Photo courtesy of Herald Times Reporter/Gannett.com.

Music Bar – Saturday, February 5, 1966. Article courtesy of Herald Times Reporter/Gannett.com.

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Music Bar – 1975 – Wis. Arch. & Hist. Inventory – This image cannot be copied or reproduced without the written permission of the Wisconsin State Historical Society.

Music Bar – from a 1982 Phone book ad.

Music Bar – 1986. This image cannot be copied or reproduced without the written permission of the Wisconsin State Historical Society.

Music Bar – 1987. Photos used by permission of J. Shimon & J. Lindemann

View their work on the Music Bar at the following link: Go-Go Girls

Music Bar – July, 2001. The city had closed the bar that summer due to code violations. Ray was also battling cancer and died on October 26th, 2001 at age 80.  Photo courtesy of John Budan.

Music Bar Site – 2008.

Music Bar site – November 22, 2011.

705 Chicago – Saturday, April 20, 2013. This interior photo was taken through the front window.

705 Chicago St. – 4-20-13. This interior photo was taken through the front window.

 

 

705 Chicago St.  – Winter 2016

Music Bar 2016