Results tagged with 'art deco'
Published July 9, 2019
With 74 condo units, the Wisconsin Tower, 606 W. Wisconsin Ave., is part of the movement to bring more residents to Downtown, but long before folks moved their TVs and bedroom sets in to this former commercial building in 2006, the 22-story building had a vibrant life.
Published Feb. 5, 2019
Milwaukee Public Schools is blessed with a number of really, really gorgeous old schoolhouses, but few can compete in the ornate category with Rufus King, which not only was built during the Great Depression, but really offered the ailing economy a giant middle finger with an almost insane attention to detail.
Published Dec. 27, 2018
The building 2140-50 N. Prospect Ave. isn't large, but you can't miss it because of its striking exterior. Built in 1934 as headquarters for the Milwaukee-Western Fuel Company, the building was designed by hometown architect Herbert Tullgren, who drew a two-story Art Deco gem of a building.
Published Sept. 4, 2018
When the John W. Mariner Building opened on Mason and Milwaukee in the waning months of 1937 it was heralded as an immediate landmark of design and comfort. The same was true when Hotel Metro opened in the building in 1998. Now, 20 years later, the hotel is about to get a refresh.
Published Aug. 3, 2018
Today, I received the alarming photo you see above. It shows the ongoing demolition of the former Milwaukee Fire Department high-pressure pumping station, 2011 S. 1st St., that was home to Horny Goat Brewing from 2009 until 2015.
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