Keiser Avenue? Today it is Wilson Avenue

Historic homes can tell us more than just about buildings and architecture. Sometimes they can tell us about our culture and our past fears.  Today, anti-immigration sentiment against Mexicans is making the news, but in the past, Germans bore the brunt of such negative feelings. The Walter and Helen Guthrie Miller home is at 1516 Wilson Avenue, built circa…

Daddy’s girl – 111 S. Ninth Street – Virginia Building

Ever wonder where the name for the Virginia Building at 111 S. Ninth Street came from?  You could be faulted for thinking it came from someone longing for that Eastern seaboard state — but you’d be wrong.  The Virginia Building was built in 1911 and named in 2002 to both the National Register of Historic Places and the Columbia…