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Pulaski Street

Frank and his family lived at 902 Pulaski street for almost a decade, according to the Milwaukee City Directories. I’m told the house on Pulaski street is still standing. Unfortunately, the city of Milwaukee underwent a massive address overhaul in 1931 and most of the addresses in that area have changed. There is no common mathematical equation used to figure out the new address, since they based it on measurements.¬†Due to recent communication from a descendant of Jacob Zalewski, this house is now either 1760 or 1762 Pulaski street, which (in the photo) is either the house on the left or the one in the back.

Polish neighborhoods were known for their “polish flats” and tight-fitting layouts. According to researchers at UWM in Milwaukee, “A ‘Polish flat’ is an American workers’¬†cottage that has been raised to create a new basement floor, thus becoming a modest two-story flat.”

Pulaski Street

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  1. Eugene Bielinski

    Frank Zalewski’s house on Pulaski St. If you go to the basement of the Milwaukee county court house where they have all the title information on the property there is a gal who can cross reference the old street numbers to the new street numbers. Also while you are there you can look up the complete title information on that property. If you want to find out about the actual building on that property you have to go to the City of Milwaukee and they have all the information on the actual building.

  2. Eugene, I did hear about those options recently. I’ll have to take a look sometime in the near future. There are more buildings I’d like to look into. Thanks for the comment.

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