Near West Side Partners announced today that an art installation of more than 1,500 ceramic medallions will be installed on the fence of the former Wisconsin Avenue Elementary School, 2708 W. Wisconsin Ave., soon to be converted by the owner of the Ambassador into a new hotel, on Friday, April 26.
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A group of neighborhood residents, business owners and musicians got together to launch a plan to buy the abandoned State Theater - aka The Palms and Hoops - and redevelop it. On Thursday morning, two of the team members took me inside to show me, well, the state of the State. Here's what we found.
Now that Ambassador Hotel owner Rick Wiegand has completed the purchase of the former Wisconsin Avenue School, 2708 W. Wisconsin Ave., we checked back in on the progress of Wiegand's plan to convert the 1919 schoolhouse into a suites hotel.
On Monday, Milwaukee Department of City Development was able to list a quintet of former Milwaukee Public Schools properties for sale as there had been no takers for them during the two-year period when only school operators could make offers on them.
With its variegated brick, squared approach and collegiate gothic flourishes, Wisconsin Avenue School, on the corner of 27th and Wisconsin, is what many of us conjure when we think of a school. Closed in 2007, the building has now been declared surplus by MPS and now moves to the Department of City Development for potential sale. We went inside and took a look around.
Here are some tidbits to remind you that school is just around the corner. Remember, first day back is Thursday, Sept. 1.