Peter Turna house is an example of a "Polish flat", a house with a raised basement and a separate entrance that provided an additional living unit. "Polish flats" were characteristic to Polish immigrant neighborhoods on the South Side.
The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee acquired the collection through the Assistance of Polanki, the Polish Women's Club of Milwaukee; and Roman Kwasniewski's daughter, Adele, and her husband, John Kaczmarowski. Representative Walter Kunicki and Senator John Plewa secured state funding for the processing of the collection.
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