Our Back Pages: Milwaukee developer finds a secret underground distillery
It wasn`t exactly turning swords into plowshares, but when a Milwaukee apartment developer in 1961 found the buried remains of a secret Prohibition-era distillery, he decided to make the most of it.

William A. Eschenburg, a Milwaukee consulting engineer, planned to build a 16-unit apartment house on the site of an old duplex at 833 N. Hawley Road. When his crew razed the duplex to make way for the development, they found, buried behind the house, two reinforced concrete rooms, complete with old barrels, a still and other booze-making paraphernalia.   ...more

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