Results tagged with 'art deco'
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.
Published Feb. 15, 2018
The small office building on National Avenue - home to Badger Mutual Insurance since 1937 - feels large in its residential and neighborhood retail setting. It has soaring vertical lines, great decorative iron work and brass details inside, too.
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