Gary C. Klein, SheboyganPress Media

Gary C. Klein

SheboyganPress Media

Sheboygan, WI, United States

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Past articles by Gary:

Haider Chapel at Calvary Cemetery was built atop the remains of Holy Name's first priest

A slider shows the Haider Chapel as it appeared when it was young and how it looks today. → Read More

Sheboygan Brat Days history: 7,000 pounds of brats, a Bratwurst Queen and drunken, rowdy crowds

1953's Bratwurst Day used 7,000 pounds of bratwurst, 96 gallons of dill pickles, 288 bottles of catsup, 288 jars of mustard and 350 pounds of onions. → Read More

Sheboygan church, formed in 1853, had its start on this Erie Avenue lot

This week's Sheboygan history slider shows a school building that was moved to 723 Erie Ave. in 1926. The church used that location for years. → Read More

Sheboygan's Greek Orthodox Church is named after this saint who turned brick into fire, water and clay

This week's Sheboygan history slider shows how St. Spyridon Greek Orthodox Church has changed from the 1980s to today. → Read More

Sheboygan's North Eighth Street hasn't changed much in 100 years. These businesses called it home.

This week's Sheboygan history slider shows changes on North Eighth Street by St. Claire Avenue since the 1920s. → Read More

Road America still boasts the same configuration it started with in 1955

This week's Sheboygan history slider shows the changes on the main straight near the finish line at Elkhart Lake's Road America from 1965 to today. → Read More

Sheboygan building now home to 'Jake’s, A Lakeland Community' is one of the city’s oldest. Here’s its story.

This week's Sheboygan history slider shows changes to the First Baptist Church on Ontario Avenue, now known today as 'Jake's, A Lakeland Community.' → Read More

This Sheboygan County church built in 1855 suffered a fire in 1944 but still stands today

This week's Sheboygan history slider shows what the New Hope United Methodist Church in Greenbush looked like in the 1950s and today. → Read More

This Civil War monument in Sheboygan County isn’t exactly where it was intended to be

This week's Sheboygan County history slider shows the Town of Rhine Civil War monument, which was built in 1868, shortly after the war. → Read More

Here's why this Sheboygan elementary school almost had its name changed in 1996

This Sheboygan history slider showing what Sheridan Elementary School looked like in the 1880s and what it looks like today in 2022. → Read More

This Sheboygan church was home to Wisconsin's first Boy Scout troop

This history slider shows Grace Episcopal Church in the 1940s and how the building appears today in 2022. → Read More

This Sheboygan park named after a Civil War general almost became a police station

Photo slider of Sheboygan history shows the change of Sheridan Park from the early days in 1910 to today. → Read More

Sheboygan's John Balzer Wagon Works built custom wagons and automobile bodies

Sheboygan's John Balzer Wagon Works built and created custom horse-drawn wagons and early automobile bodies in a downtown plant complex. → Read More

This Sheboygan bridge was once known as the Shanghai Bridge

Slider showing changes at the Pennsylvania Avenue Bridge in 1871 to 2022. Today, there is a smooth, four-lane bridge for pedestrians and motorists. → Read More

Sheboygan County's oldest building is home to the Sheboygan County Historical Research Center

A slider showing the Sheboygan County Historical Research Center's Mill House before restoration and how that building looks in 2022. → Read More

Sheboygan's first modern shopping center was built on an old landfill in 1954

This slider shows what the old Northgate Shopping Center looked like compared to the shopping center that replaced it. → Read More

Sheboygan's harbor was once considered more important than Chicago's

A slider shows an early view of the Sheboygan harbor and what it looks like today. It was once believed Sheboygan would trump Chicago in importance. → Read More

Sheboygan's David Taylor House is an 1850s home that once served as a jail

Early Sheboygan County leader Judge David Taylor built an Italianate-style home back in the 1850s that still stands as part of the county museum. → Read More

Polar Ware Company in Kiel, founded in Sheboygan, may not have survived without A.J. Vollrath

A slider showing where Polar Ware was located in Sheboygan and what the property appears like today. → Read More

Throwback Thursday: When Brett Favre and Reggie White helped celebrate a new Sheboygan gas station

A slider showing the area that was filled with people when Brett Favre and Reggie White came to Sheboygan in September 1995 for a gas station opening. → Read More