Daniel in the Clock Tower

Enjoy great views of the city and JRT music atop the Rockwell Automation Clock Tower during the Open Doors Milwaukee event on Sept 28. Open Doors provides a unique peek inside historic and significant Milwaukee buildings normally not open to the public.

Speaking of clock towers – how about that Daniel in the Clock Tower from Mr Roger’s Neighborhood of Make Believe? I gotta believe Daniel says it best when he tells us it’s ‹meow› going to be straight up groovy ‹meow› at any of the ‹meow› JRT outings listed ‹meow› below ‹meow›.

Caroline’s Jazz Club
401 S 2nd Street
414-221-9444
www.facebook.com/CarolinesJazzClub
Wednesday Sept 11
8:30pm – 11:30pm

Midweek is goodweek at Carolines. Stop in for libations and jazz both cooled out and cookin. Take that, hump day!

Bugsy’s Backalley Speakeasy
218 N Water St, Milwaukee
(but enter via the alley off Chicago Ave)
414-221-6565
www.bugsysbackalleysaloon.com
Saturday Sept 21
9pm – 1am

Don’t miss Andy’s drum solo as he tees it up Phil Collins style. Crockett and Tubbs would approve.

Doors Open Milwaukee at the Rockwell Automation Clock Tower
1201 S 2nd St, Milwaukee, WI 53204
www.travelwisconsin.com/events/tours/doors-open-milwaukee-43438
Saturday Sept 28

What many don’t know is that the Neighborhood of Make Believe was rife with zoning and building code violations. Indeed only with sizable kickbacks from King Friday were the permits eventually signed. JRT investigators recently uncovered documents from Picture Picture showing a complete disregard for even rudimentary construction standards and basic city planning:

  • The tree occupied by Owl and Henrietta Pussycat was not only never zoned duplex, but was a tinderbox of a fire hazard (what with all the leaves and such).
  • Originally built as a strip mall, Lady Elaine repurposed the merry-go-round as her primary residence. Heck the signs for ‘Dollar General’ and ‘Checks Cashed’ still clutter the basement.
  • How the Platypus house ever received an occupancy permit remains a mystery. I gotta believe lack of opposable thumbs contributed mightily to the shoddy construction.
  • King Friday’s castle? An architectural abomination so poorly built the third floor is virtually uninhabitable due to mold. I cannot over-stress the importance of properly installed vapor barrier.

But, in all fairness – they do have a trolley.