Students from Hopkins-Lloyd Community School.
Near 23rd and Chambers.
Near 24th and Chambers.
11th Street off Hadley.
The nationwide collapse of the housing market in 2007, triggered by predatory and subprime lending practices, left its mark on 53206. As with deindustrialization, 53206 was forever changed by decisions made in banks and boardrooms far removed from Milwaukee.
19th and Teutonia.
The Friendship Club, on Fond du Lac Ave off Oak Street, is a classic example of the "Outside/Inside" dichotomy of many 53206 buildings. The "Outside" may be imposing, sometimes in disrepair, But the "Inside" belies that exterior. A center for recovering addicts, the Friendship Club welcomes all who enter.
The Friendship Club, inside: Anderson, 72, who among other things plays a mean hand of spades.
23rd and Keefe Ave. The Rev. Crawley started Faith Grocery forty years ago as a sign of hope for his family and his neighborhood.
Frank Mitchell, whose father founded the grocery four decades ago, still works at the store, six days a week. Frank knows that both the neighborhood and the city have problems. But he refuses to lose hope. “I love this city,” he says. “I really do.”
Lester Carter Jr., known as Dr. Carter to people throughout 53206, is a living legend. From1968 until 2015, when his health started failing, Dr. Carter ran Carter Drugs, dispensing medicines, advice, and hope.
Near 24th and Hopkins Ave.
Near 10th and Hadley.
20th and Center
Located on Ninth Street off Locust Street, St. Matthew’s is best known as home of the Community Brainstorming Conference, held monthly since 1986 to discuss concerns within the African-American community. Among its many other programs, St. Matthew's hosts a Sunday morning breakfast for church members and neighborhood residents.
One of the volunteers at the Sunday morning breakfast.
In July 2012, Jermaine (J Dub) was shot and killed while a bystander to a quarrel on the street. The story received less than 100 works in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. J Dub's murder is still unsolved.J Dub's mother still maintains a memorial to her son, year-round, on the porch of their home on 19th Place.
Oscar, J Dub's cousin, outside J Dub's home.
Before the A.O. Smith auto-plant across the street closed, Warren's Lounge was busy 24-7. Allthough there are fewer customers, Warren still attracts people from throughout the region.
Warren, sitting at his favorite spot in his bar, along Green Bay Blvd.
Frank Winston, part-time bartender and life-long friend of Warren.
Yellow Castle Supermarket, 12th Street and Locust